Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall from Master Books (a division of New Leaf Publishing Group) is an examination of Christian colleges and the state of their faith. Ham and Hall evaluate Britt Beemer’s America’s Research Group’s poll of 200 Christian colleges and universities on core faith questions, and the results are startling.
College staff was interviewed to find their stance on core Biblical issues with a heavy emphasis on young Earth Creation. The college’s curriculum is examined for topics such as the literal Genesis account of Creation, the flood of Noah, evolution and the depth of evolution taught, the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of Scripture, and whether or not the Bible is literally true, and many more. These same questions are asked across campuses. The results reveal the confusion among students and faculty alike.
There are many charts and graphs showing how all these topics line up and where the problems are. Ham and Hall give the student’s tools to prepare them for their many battles they’re bound to find themselves in, including topics such as how to be ready to give an answer and how to choose the right college.
In the back are several appendixes that provide great tools for students. Appendix B is an explanation of what a worldview is and examines the Christian worldview. Appendix A explores some of the compromises that some theologians and Seminary professors have developed to co-exist with evolution. Appendix C is a rebuttal to the ‘Documentary Hypothesis’ – the idea that Moses did not write the first five books of the Bible, but he was just an editor that compiled various writings. Appendix D is a questionnaire that can be given to a college or church to discover what they truly believe and stand on.
New Leaf Publishers provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.