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Faith Withstand College

"So you think your faith is strong enough for college?"

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 ---Kristyn on 2/15/11
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Please note: My post of 2/19 was signed simply "Donna". I either omitted the "66" or it didn't print. Thanx.
---Donna66 on 2/21/11

If you walk through the worldly pig pen you will come out smelling like the pigs. Some of the U.S.'s greatest colleges and universities started as schools of religion but the world came in and God is gone. Can a strong faith keep you, yes, but you will be affected.
---Harold on 2/21/11

The people that I've seen lose their faith in college are usually those who grew up in Christian homes and never had to seriously "contend" for the faith.
The best preparation (beside prayer and Bible knowledge) is a thorough study of Christian apologetics. If you cannot defend your faith to others, you might not be able to defend it to yourself in moments of doubt.

The anti-Christian arguments you hear in college are often both logical and persuasive.
---Donna on 2/19/11

True faith is strong enough to do what is God's will.

So . . . if God does not want someone to go to college, He will not make the person strong enough to do well in college.

If we obey God, we have "rest for your souls." (in Matthew 11:29) But even church leaders are not obeying, but they are allowing themselves to be pressured into activities which waste them and break them down. And because they are in a wrong spirit, they can not minister the right spirit to the people, and this is not good.

So, college can be about ambition . . . going along with pressure . . .
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/19/11

I became a Christian while away at college.

I loved the point about the importance of teaching the weakness of evolution and helping those who go to college maintain their faith.
---Samuel on 2/16/11

Mine was.

It's even strong enough to stand attacks on here.
---Cluny on 2/16/11

The notion or teaching that a Christian can loose their faith is blasphemy. A man becomes a Christian is because he's been born of the Spirit of God who than personally applies the precious gift from God call Faith. This process is solely the work of the Holy Spirit and Jesus declared in John 10:28,29

"And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand."

Faith from God comes with the believe that God's promise is eternal and it will be fulfilled.
---christan on 2/16/11

Most state universities have plenty of Christian organizations for fellowship and growth. My daughter grew in leaps and bounds while at college, with the help of Campus Crusade for Christ. She went to Spring Break with them for evangelism and spent a summer with them doing outreach.

She married a Christian man, and is raising my grandchildren with the Lord. They are active in their church, and continue to share their faith, and study God's Word.
---Trish9863 on 2/15/11

College is an elective course to pursure a career, a living. Our faith has nothing to do with our careers. Question should be are we willing to give up the matieral things in our society & great careers to walk after Christ & his fathers kingdom?
---candice on 2/15/11

Krysten, in Australia university is often a humanistic evolutionary indoctrination experience where many Christians lose their faith, because they have not been 'waterproofed' with the truth. Scripture says if we know the truth it will set us free-a wonderful principle.

I know many Christians who have been taught the evidence which supports the Bible and the weekness of evolution, who sailed through university, coming out with even stronger faith. Because they knew the truth they could see through the untruths they were taught. One of my sons was one of these.

So to answer your question: If you have been taught God's truth so your faith is not blind faith, but faith in reality, this faith is strong enough for almost anything.
---Warwick on 2/16/11

Yes. Why not?

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 2/15/11

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