Dear TN Tech College Student,
Welcome to Cookeville, TN!
I hope you are enjoying your college experience at TN Tech. Your college years can be abundantly rewarding as you make new friends, gain additional life experience and work toward earning your graduation diploma.
However, college life can be equally confusing and challenging especially if you buy into the following 7 lies. Thousands of college students across our nation get duped into believing these 7 lies every year. I DON’T want this to happen to you. For this reason I’ve put this letter together.
I urge you to take the time and read this letter in its entirety.
LIE #1: The Bible is just a book written by men.
If you believe this lie, remember you read and believe books written by men all the time. Science text-books are written by men. Most are usually RE-WRITTEN by men about every 2-3 years. Here are a few verses to chew on:
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;
2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
LIE #2: The theory of Evolution is based on observable & proven science.
The bible says: Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. says:
Darwin said: there would be a change of kind over many years. If you believe in Darwin, can you give me 1 example of one kind changing into another kind, that is observable and provable as evidence? Please do NOT give me a change in “species”. Provide evidence for a change of “kind”!
LIE #3: Science disproves the Bible.
Below are just 5 examples of how true operational science confirms the Bible IS true. When real science finally catches up with the Bible it ALWAYS confirms its truths.
Scientist of the past used to believe the earth was flat. They now know the earth is a sphere. Just like the Bible says:
Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,
Scientist of the past used to believe the earth sat on a large animal. Scientist now know the earth has a free float in space. Just like the Bible says in Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Scientist of the past used to believe sick people must be bled. They now know that blood is the source of life, just like the Bible says in Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
Scientist of the past used to believe that wind blew straight. They now know that wind blows in cyclones, just like the bible says in: Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Scientist of the past used to believe that the ocean was only feed by rivers and rain. They now know the ocean contains springs, just like the bible says in: Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
LIE #4: Mankind is inherently good.
Below is what the Bible says:
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
LIE #5: Since God is a loving God, He will forgive everyone.
The bible says: God is love! However, that does NOT mean that God will not judge and punish sin. It also does not mean that God will just let everyone into heaven. Consider the following verses:
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Psalms 7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
God WANTS to forgive all men. But, men must repent of their sin and put their full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
LIE #6: Getting drunk and fornicating is ‘OK’ since my parents won’t know.
If you believe THIS lie, there WILL come a day when you regret it. I don’t know any former drunkard or fornicator that would say otherwise. Just because your parents can’t see you, please remember…GOD can. Below are some verses for you to meditate on:
Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil;
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
If you're a Christian, PLEASE remember what the Bible says:
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness.
LIE #7: Truth is relative.
If you believe this lie, please realize you just contradicted yourself by making an absolute truth statement.
If you say: “Well, no one can know for sure what is true!”…you see, there you go again. You just made ANOTHER truth statement!
So my question to you is: “Are you SURE you can’t know anything!” If you are SURE about this, then you just made another truth statement.
My point is: You DO know things. But my bigger point is: You can’t know anything without God. The bible says in John 17:17 thy word is truth!
I hope you enjoyed reading this letter.
Pilgrim Baptist Church cares about your spiritual health. We pray for you on a weekly basis and we want God’s best for you. If we can be of any spiritual help to you or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Also, if you’re considering visiting our church, please rest assured that you will get the truth from God’s Word, without apology.
You will hear straight down-the-line, good old-fashioned bible preaching!
You will NOT get a preacher who is sitting on a stool with a pair of ripped jeans and a slick haircut who will ‘relate’ and ‘share’ with you.
Instead, you’ll get a preacher who believes the bible, teaches the bible, and will ‘PREACH THE BIBLE’!
Church life can be a GREAT experience for you during your college years and you are more than welcome to visit Pilgrim Baptist.
Your Preacher of Harsh Reality,
Bro. Jimmy Fortunato