And it should put to rest several myths about Bob Jones Sr. This one was most recently rehearsed: after 1938, Bob Jones stayed out of politics since he advised Billy Graham to do the same. The story of my discovering and documenting this text is available in this peer-reviewed academic journal, ospel, but I’m just not quite ready to swallow that one yet. Now, we folks at Bob Jones University believe that whatever the Bible says is so, and we believe it says certain fundamental things that all Bible-believing Christians accept; but when the Bible speaks clearly about any subject, that settles it. We are saved by grace through faith in the atoning blood of Christ. If we had done what God had told us to do and sent the Gospel to them and made a Christian nation out of them instead of bringing them over here and selling them into slavery, Africa could have been a great nation of colored Christians. There is already an uprising among good, Christian colored people in the South.If “younger evangelicals” really need to be informed about fundamentalism in the early twentieth-century, let’s give them the whole truth. He was reacting to Billy Graham’s recent trip to Africa where he held integrated meetings and spoke out against apartheid. Founder Bob Jones University Greenville, South Carolina Is Segregation Scriptural? Men do not always agree, because some people are dumb–some people are spiritually dumb; but when the Bible is clear, there is not any reason why everybody should not accept it. The Bible makes it plain that man is naturally a sinner and that he has to become supernaturally a Christian–born again. They are trying to fight back the subtle, Satanic disturbance we have in this country.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.The university has made the right decision."The school banned interracial dating, although it started admitting black students after it lost its tax exemption in 1983 after a 13-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service that cited the school's discrimination.Earlier Friday, the university used full-page newspaper advertisements in USA Today and South Carolina's largest newspapers to answer some of the national criticism directed at it.
Jones said the blending of worldwide governments, ethnic groups and religions would signal the coming of the Antichrist and so the school stands against that."We don't have to have that rule," Jones said. It's so significant to the world at large, the media in particular, why should we have this thing here as an obstacle?
It has long established itself as a bastion of fundamentalism.
Jones III, president since 1971, and his father, Bob Jones Jr., who died in 1997, have been sharp-tongued about those they believe have abandoned the strict teachings of the Bible, including Billy Graham and the pope.
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.