Jake Jacobs
The death of Western civilization & The American University: 2015 A.D.
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By Jake Jacobs
December 6, 2015


Christianity created the University. From Cambridge & Oxford to Harvard & Yale, Christian Scholars created the University as a place where students would not only study the stuff of the Universe but the Creator of the Universe. Think of the word, "University." UNI-VERSE or "Single spoken sentence." Thus back in the day Christian Professors and their Christian students who knew Hebrew, Greek and Latin understood that Genesis 1:1 declared to the word, "In the beginning GOD created the Heavens and the Earth." God spoke and it was so. God spoke and out came stuff. Super-Natural stuff. The heavens, the earth and mankind with a soul.

It not a coincidence that five hundred years ago, Theology, the study of God, was called, "the Queen of Science." ALL disciplines flowed from the presupposition that GOD was the origin of ALL disciplines. Around the time Marxism, Darwinism, Socialism kicked into high gear in Europe circa 1870's and eventually America, they attacked the Christian University Super-Natural Worldview with a Naturalistic philosophy that denied and lied about Genesis 1:1.

Being a student of history since the Sixties and a instructor of history since the Seventies, I have experienced first hand the demise and gradual collapse of Western Christian Civilization and the latest Campus chaos and intolerant demands for safe spaces and eliminations of micro-aggression's illustrate the acceleration of that collapse.

I still remember in my undergraduate work at Arizona State University in the mid-seventies, the academic denigration of Western Civilization and Christianity and the veneration of Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies at expense of Truth. I gradually began to realize that something had gone awry and was imbalanced. Now don't get me wrong I think it is important to have a broad liberal arts education where one learns about the various religious, cultural and politcal worldviews that life has to offer. However, not all religious worldviews and politcal paradigms are of equal value and of a virtuous substance that advances the sacredness of life and liberty.

What we see on College campuses today in America is no different than the Radical Lefty Marxists, Socialists and Anarchists of European Universities from the 1840's all the way up to the 1960's. Many of their anti-Christian ideas have come to fruition and are ripe-ready to bring down the Glory that was once one of the key pillars of Western Civilization. The Christian University.

During the dark days of WWII, when the demon Nazi's where bombing Great Britain, an atheist turned Christian, through the influence of the great Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, gave a series of BBC broadcasts that helped Brits deal with the pain and suffering that was inflicted upon them by Hitler's madness. Out of those broadcasts came the classic book, Mere Christianity. Please read one of the greatest books ever written in the 20th century. From this classic is is one of the greatest statements on Jesus ever penned, memorize it:

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

This is THE bottom line. Our Republic under God, Western Civilization and the University is under assault from a number of influential institutions, in the name of diversity, tolerance and truth. These institutions are profoundly narrow-minded and uniform in their disdain of Christ and Christianity, intolerant of Western Civilization's contribution to Life and Liberty and proud in their perpetuating, indoctrinating and disseminating the denial of Genesis 1:1 and John 3:16.

In these Dark times of 2015 A.D. Anno Domini-Year of Our LORD-Jesus, let us with grace and wisdom declare the LIGHT of God's Truth that is so self-evident. Merry CHRIST-mas!

© Jake Jacobs

 

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Jake Jacobs

Dr. Jake Jacobs has been married for 30 years to his lovely wife Lori and has two children Joseph 26 and Anastasia 23. When he's not writing, teaching or speaking he loves watching the Green Bay Packers and enjoys his fire-pit at night, watching the Heavens declare God's Glory... (more)

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