Should Ministers go to Seminary?

In this video I talk about my own school Christian Bible College and Seminary and I talk about whether or not its a good thing for Christians to go to Seminary.

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Comments (8)

  1. thehughman1

    seminary will ruin a minister.

    April 08, 2014
  2. thehughman1

    The Word is God breathed…and seminary in my view is nothing more than placing other men’s views, theologies, and doctrines into a heart that is up to that point…unspotted from the world.

    April 08, 2014
  3. jeweledreflections

    Absolutely… the Word of God is something that renews our mind daily and helps us to align our thoughts with God’s thoughts. Every other book pales in comparison. The Word is living and active and powerful and sharper than a double-edge sword, and we should be applying the Word to our everyday lives.

    April 08, 2014
  4. willsblog

    I have a very mixed opinion of seminaries to be honest. On one hand, knowledge can be very beneficial for someone who wants to go into the ministry. On the other hand I agree with what thehughman1 said, that scripture is God-breathed and should not be “interpreted” by other sinful men who obviously have an agenda. I guess I could believe in seminary much more IF they taught things like ethics, morality, organization, computer skills, management, supervision, definition of nepotism, and what confidentiality really means. I couldn’t really care less what OTHER men think about scripture because it is simply their opinions which may/may not be correct. We are living to please our God NOT other human beings.

    April 08, 2014
  5. tmar

    Jesus didn’t need one but when Father wasn’t around they needed something… not saying it is good or bad just that it is of men not Father.

    April 08, 2014
    1. thehughman1

      Father is always around…through His Holy Spirit of Grace, Love and Truth

      April 11, 2014
      1. tmar

        I know he is looking after me because of some of the luck I have been having.

        April 11, 2014
  6. thehughman1

    By minister…do you mean “preacher?”
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    The only way one can become a preacher is to live the word…in order to preach it from experience…and not what one was taught in a class room…unless you take into you the pharisaic leavening. Study the Word to show thyself approved. But one does not study the word from a book…one studies the Word by first reading it…and then experiencing it in life according to how they are guided by the Holy Spirit…and not guided by other men. And I don’t believe this should even be done until a man has lived 40 years…so that he has a generation and a life to look back upon.
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    In its simplest of forms, minister means…as a noun…a person or thing used to convey something. As a verb…attend to the needs of someone. (But in order to do so…attend to the needs of someone… in matters of God…you would need to know exactly what those needs are. And often God is the best judge of that). However, there are temporal needs also…but that may teach the needs God wants us to learn of others so that we may help open the way for Christ to come in and be the chief minister.
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    Far too often man robs others of what He Himself is capable of doing.
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    In matters of God,how would I be able to convey something unless I actually experienced it. Anything else is just an intellectual understanding…of which man is limited and finite.
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    A graduate student of medicine cannot give a lecture on medicine until they have practiced it thoroughly…and know by what they speak.
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    Every seminary teaches according to its own theologies and doctrines. Many of these are doctrines of men. But God teaches according to His own way through life.
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    Jesus also said God is the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. If you were Abraham’s children you would do as Abraham did. So…did Abraham go to seminary?…No…He left the religious traditions and ways of his own father…and came apart on his own, letting God shape what was in him…according to his belief in the promises God made.
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    April 10, 2014