Bob jones university policy on interracial dating
This is the sermon that Bob Jones University doesn’t want you to see, that’s not available in any library anywhere, and yet that was the official and widely-publicized “position paper” on race for Bob Jones University from 1960 until at least 1986. Some good people fell for it and went ahead with it; and God overruled it.
They sent it out in pamphlet form to their constituency to defend their racism and sold it in their campus bookstore. I will venture there is not a population in the world where there is a larger percentage of professing Christians than among the colored people in the South.
Born-again, Bible-believing Christians do not have trouble. When nations break out of their boundaries and begin to do things contrary to the purpose of God and the directive will of God, they have trouble. THey have internal troubles, of course, because Communism has gone into China and disturbed a great deal of the population. The Japanese people are ingenious–they are wonderful people. You talk about a superior race and an inferior race and all that kind of situation. He said, “There is no man who ever stood on two legs who could preach like him.” God Almighty allowed these colored people to be turned here into the South and overruled what happened, and then He turned the colored people in the South into wonderful Christian people. Sometimes we have a little trouble, but then we adjust everything sensibly and get back to the established order. You cannot run over God’s plan and God’s established order without having trouble. You colored people might also remember that your ancestry in the South who were slaves breathed an atmosphere of culture back in those pre-Civil War days. We would not have face the problems that are face where there is integration. Whenever you get a situation that rubs out the line that God has drawn between races, whenever that happens, you are going to have trouble. All this agitation is a Communistic agitation to overthrow the established order of God in this world. We will never really have one world until this world heads up in God. A lot of this agitation comes from evangelists of a certain type who have never gone into this situation but who are going up and down rubbing out the line between those who believe the Bible is the Word of God an those who believe the Bible just contains or may contain the Word of God. We are facing dangers from abroad and dangers at home, and the reason is that we have got away from the Bible of our forefathers.
They may not understand some things; but when we give them the Word of God for it, they see it and understand it. Modern education came along and put the opinion of man above the Word of God, and man has come along and tried to give us an explanation. and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” Now, what does that say? The world is in turmoil today because men and nations go contrary to the clear teaching of the Word of God. But the good white folks have always stood by their good colored friends, and the good colored folks have always stood by their good white friends. Think of what your ancestors received in such an atmosphere. We wanted to build a place where Christian colored people could get their education in an atmosphere where their talents in music and speech and art and all could be preserved and handed down. We had that in mind until all this agitation started. We are not going to have one world by man’s rubbing out the line that God has established. They do not get all of this “hot-air” stuff out of the Bible. It is nothing in the world, but “hot-air” glamour with a sentimental, soap-bubble, anemic kind of religion that is not in the Word of God. The best Christians who ever put foot on this earth since the Apostolic days were the men and women in America back in the old days.
Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a likely Republican candidate for president, gave a speech denouncing the “war on religious liberty.” He defended the right to claim religious exemption from almost any law, including laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
We are children of God by faith in Jesus Christ There is no trouble between a born-again white man and a born-again colored man or a born-again Chinese or a born-again Japanese. .” But He also fixed the bounds of their habitation. In many ways, there are no people in the world finer than the colored people who were brought over here in slavery in days gone by. But the purposes of these races were established by Almighty God; and when man attempts to run contrary to the directive will of God for this world, there is always trouble. And Same Jones, years ago down in Georgia, told us about an old, colored preacher down there. But the white people have helped the colored people build their churches, and we have gotten along together harmoniously and peacefully; and everything has come along fine. But the hundred and hundred they could have gone back to Africa and got the Africans converted after the slavery days were over. Back in those days it was not easy when the white folks were paying most of the taxes–don’t you colored friends forget that when you are inclined to turn away from your white friends. We had planned to build a school, just like Bob Jones University, here in the South for colored people. But we have run into this agitation now that makes it difficult, and the years are piling up. We wanted to build a great school where colored people could come and get all the culture that we offer here at Bob Jones University. They talk about the fact that we are going to have one world. When you run into conflict with God’s established order racially, you have trouble. You produce destruction and trouble, and this nation is in the greatest danger it has ever been in in its history.In recent years there has been a subtle, Satanic effort to undermined people’s faith in the Bible; and the devil has elf the race along until men have put their own opinion above the Word of God. When I was a boy in Southeast Alabama, we lived in what was called the white section of the State. The slaves were in the western part and in the midsection of the State. Any man who would mistreat a colored man would mistreat a white man. If you are a Christian white person or a Christian colored person, you will treat each other right. But they went ahead, and the commercial element was dominant; and people bought slaves and sold them. They have gone over to modernism, and they are leading the white people astray at the same time; and they are leading colored Christians astray. He gave the Chinese something that he did not give the Japanese. God chose them; and God segregated them, not because they were inferior but because He had a purpose for that race. .” The Jews are back in Palestine with a Government today. God made of one blood all nations, but He also drew the boundary lines between races.You will find that practically all the troubles we are having today have come out of the fact that men in many instances have ceased to believe in an authoritative Bible. Individually, Christian people in the South–white and black–through the years have been able to work together and to understand each other. Down in Southeast Alabama there were some slaves but not many; but they had the reconstruction days–hard days–and the time came along when people were having a hard time. If he is mean enough to mistreat one man, he is mean enough to mistreat another. The colored people in the South today are better off than they are anywhere else in the world. We Christians are children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. But every good, substantial, Bible-believing, intelligent, orthodox Christian can read the Word of God and know that what is happening in the South now is not of God. God Almighty had a purpose for the Jewish race; and for that purpose to be carried out, He had to separated them from among the nations of the earth. They have been scattered over the face of the earth, and they have kept their racial identity through the years. I believe that the Covenant that God made with Abraham holds good until this day, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee. God scattered them, but He brought them back to their homeland. Of course, in America we do not have a serious problem with the Orient.I never met a man of more intelligence or a more wonderful Christian; and Madame Chiang Kai-shek is a wonderful woman. How God has used Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek–not only as Christian witnesses but also in other ways. Do not let this outside, Communistic, Hellish influence disturb the friendly relation we have had in the South. You might be over there in the jungles of Africa today, unsaved. They are back there today, and what a wonderful thing is happening. I was afraid some of them would be lost, and I felt that God might hold me accountable.” That spirit represented the Old South. They were brought over here, and look what they have. They have a freedom here they do not have anywhere else in the world. You can be a Christian and have fellowship with people that you would not marry and that God does not want you to marry and that if you should marry you would be marrying outside the will of God. Why can’t good, solid, substantial people who do not have any prejudices and do not have any hatred and do not have any bitterness see this? There is no Universal Fatherhood of God and Universal Brotherhood of man. In the Church of God there are no Jews, no Gentiles, no white folks, no black folks. There is no trouble between a colored Christian and a white Christian. But we are not one down here, as far as race is concerned and as far as nations are concerned. We can get along together as Christians, and we had better stand together as Christians. If you are a Christian, you are not going to mistreat anybody.