According to the Christian News Network, Professor Hawkins is set to leave Wheaton
But there are a few points that need to be made about her statements.
“I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind—a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014,” Hawkins wrote.
If she believes this, why is she teaching at a Christian college? There is nothing biblical or even truthful about that comment. i would even question her salvation because of these words. If she cannot stand with God and proclaim the truth then she is doing a great disservice to her students. Of course, those last few words apply to all the make professors as well. Professors who claim to be Christian need to teach the truth so that their Christian students can know the answers and become stronger believers.
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” Hawkins asserted. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”
Then we must ask, why is she listening to and quoting the pope? The pope is not a Christian, doe snot represent God and does not have the truth in him so why is she taking her lead from him and not the Bible or the Holy Spirit? While there are Christians in the Roman Catholic Church their presence doe snot make that church’s false doctrines and non-believing priests and popes, okay and Christian.
We are saddened by the fact that too many Christian professors have erased the boundaries between true and false beliefs. I know some years ago that at least one professor at my undergrad university who did the same thing. Confusing the students is not a strategy of God. Leading the students to false information and calling it good is not of God either.
Christian professors need to remember that we are to present the truth and that there is no biblical command or instruction to be academic or scholarly. We are to be educated in the truth not theories and discussions. i do not like the ending statement either:
“Both parties share a commitment to care for the oppressed and the marginalized, including those who are marginalized because of their religious beliefs, and to respectful dialogue with people of other faiths or no faith,” the college also said in a joint statement on Saturday.
I think the Christian church has allowed to much political correctness into their thinking and let it guide their thoughts instead of following the Holy Spirit to the right words to say. Any Professor at a Christian College who cannot stand with God should voluntarily seek other employment for Jesus was not nice towards those who lead his followers to reject their faith. He may have made those comments about little children but too many believers today are still little children when it comes to their faith and we need to make sure they get the right food to grow on instead of being led down the garden path to academic mind games.