Dear Mr. Sweet,
There are so many things that I would like to you, but for peace sake I am going to limited it to a few corrections of points. Sad to say, you really don't understand seminaries in comparison to bible colleges? You're right the Board of Education monitor school's policies and procedures. Therefore as I said, we don't allow them to dictate to us! We hold the Bible as our faith, rule and practice and that is how we set the standards of enrollment. For example, we don't enroll women in Pastoral studies, and they can't receive a Doctor of Theology Degree because that is a degree for pastors only. We don't allow homosexuals to enroll in our seminaries because their lifestyles is opposition to the teachings of our doctrinal statements. Second the biblical dialects your mention all are a branch of Hebrew tongue, you would know that if you knew Hebrew but you don't! If you were a student of the languages you would know these things. Also, Mr. Sweet, in our seminaries individuals don't receive a Th.D., just because they complete the class requirements, and write a dissertation. They must be proven in ministry, as a ABA minister.before their outline would be accepted. I finished my class work in 1992 when I received my Masters of Theology. But I didn't have experience as a Pastor, Church Planter or a Missionary. Therefore it took me from 92 to 2007 to prove myself and to get a church to sponsor me as a missionary. According to the Board of Education that would not have happen, but because of our standards as Missionary Baptist we set our own guidelines. Now I hope I have been helpful. Finally, I would appreciate if you could speak to me from example, and not just things you think you know. Most of the schools you mentioned I sought them out when I was living in California. Fuller, Talbot and California Graduate School of Theology would accept our students because of the reputation of CMBI, but you would not know that because you never attended to any of these schools yourself. Also, if my seminary education was not respected by Dallas Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Seminary, why would I have been the first African American southern baptist missionary of the Louisiana. and Mississippi. It is not about me, but I am qualified to speak of were I have been, and my relationship with the people that you mentioned. So, Mr. Sweet what have you done and what accomplishments have you made among the people you mentioned? Let me say to you that you sound like a bitter, jealous and broken preacher that want to be more, but don't have the heart nor the Love for people and think putting others down will make you feel better about yourself, but I had to learn the same lesson. IT DON'T WORK! I also wrote about that disposition in my Master's Thesis. I called that frame of mind an inferiority complex with a positive reaction. Sounds just like you right? Mr. Sweet at our seminaries we stress a true relationship with Jesus. Its not about trying to carry a hammer but the Love of God toward everyone. For example, you mentioned that God gives us an axe head? The reference to axe head in the Book of Kings refer to one that was borrowed for building, not for beating people. Where did you say you studied? I would be happy to discuss this matter further but I'm trying not to being harsh, because I think you mean well. Good Luck, and I hope you find your way to peace. It was a long road for me too, but I praise the Lord that I think I am in the position where God can trust me not to hurt his people, but yet share the truth. Please stop saying those school teach those biblical languages because they don't. I know because I considered going to most all of those schools you mentioned.
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