When I was 19, I enlisted in the Army and I was having the best time of my life. I was invited to go to church and when they came for me, I had been out late partying and I wasn’t even out of bed yet. As they waited for me and I turned to get dressed; I stopped and thought, “Who do you think you are kidding?” I turned to the girls and said, “Listen I like my sin, and I have no intentions of changing. So I’m not going to church with you.” Then when I became a Christian and read the Bible, I was shocked at how far off my understanding of God was, and that I had to include God into every aspect of my life.
All of this to conclude that as a sinner I knew that I was a sinner, and that I was the one to conform to the church, its schools and hospitals included, not the other way around. The Bible says that to believe in God is no big deal because the devil believes in God also. It also says that there is a time to tear down and a time to build up, a time of separating the goats from the sheep, and a time of separating the weeds from the wheat. As my daughter and I prayed about the situation at Shorter University, these words came to our minds, “Don’t be afraid or concerned with what is happening for this is a good thing.”