November 22

November 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

November 22 – 1926 = Committee to examine Princeton met for the first time on campus with over 200 alumni in attendance.

Romans 3:4 “By no means!  Let God be true and every man a liar, as it is written, ‘That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when judged’.”

For over 100 years Princeton Theological Seminary had stood for Reformed Biblical Orthodoxy.  Even when much of the Presbyterian Church around it had crumbled and gave way to liberalism, Princeton stood firm training men for the ministry and preparing them to be defenders of orthodoxy.  Eventually the war between true Christianity and the religion of Liberalism had to fight over Princeton.  On November 22, 1926, the Committee assigned by the General Assembly to investigate Princeton met on campus and began its work.  The Committee met for three days, and would met again that next year.  They heard over 200 alumni speak to the committee and were given even more correspondence.  They were not all unified, but most agreed with the faculty that the seminary should be left alone to choose its own professors.  However, Liberalism could not leave the Seminary to continue to defend the truth of Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation and the Bible as inerrantly true, so they Committee recommended to change the Seminary and allow the liberal General Assembly to pick professors, and they suspended the election of J. Gresham Machen to the chair of Apologetics.  We must never forget that Liberalism and Christianity are two different religions.  God is true, and His word is truth.  That cannot be compromised.

Read more in Ned Stonehouse’s biography of Machen pg. 413

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