Boston University ~ School of Theology and Stonehill College
Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839, and was chartered with the name "Boston University" by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1869.
On 24–25 April 1839 a group of Methodist ministers and laymen at the Old Bromfield Street Church in Boston elected to establish a Methodist theological school. Set up in Newbury, Vermont, the school was named the Newbury Biblical Institute.
In 1847, the Congregational Society in Concord, New Hampshire, invited the Institute to relocate to Concord and made available a disused Congregational church building with a capacity of 1200 people. Other citizens of Concord covered the remodeling costs. One stipulation of the invitation was that the Institute remained in Concord for at least 20 years. The charter issued by New Hampshire designated the school the "Methodist General Biblical Institute", but it was commonly called the "Concord Biblical Institute."
With the agreed twenty years coming to a close, the Trustees of the Concord Biblical Institute purchased 30 acres on Aspinwall Hill in Brookline, Massachusetts as a possible relocation site. The Institute moved in 1867 to 23 Pinkney Street in Boston and received a Massachusetts Charter as the "Boston Theological Institute."
In 1869, three Trustees of the Boston Theological Institute obtained from the Massachusetts Legislature a charter for a university by name of "Boston University." These three were successful Boston businessmen and Methodist laymen, with a history of involvement in educational enterprises and became the Founders of Boston University. They were Isaac Rich (1801–1872), Lee Claflin (1791–1871), and Jacob Sleeper (1802–1889), for whom Boston University's three West Campus dormitories are named. Lee Claflin's son, William, was then Governor of Massachusetts and signed the University Charter on 26 May 1869 after it was passed by the Legislature.
The Boston Theological Institute was absorbed into Boston University in 1871 as the BU School of Theology.
Presently, Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers. In 2009-2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included.
BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries, BU also has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad). The BU sports programs in the NCAA, Hockey and other varsity sports are well recognized throughout the United States.
We first started communicating with a faculty member in the summer of 2008. A friend of ours had suggested I read the book The Way of the World by David Fromkin.
David Fromkin is a noted author, lawyer and historian, best known for his historical account on the Middle East, A Peace to End All Peace (1989), in which he recounts the role European powers played between 1914 and 1922 in creating the modern Middle East. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School, he is University Professor, Professor of History, International Relations, and Law at Boston University, where he was also the Director of The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Long-Range Future.
His book is a tale of humanity's past – from the dawn of civilizations to the eye of the twenty-first century. Human history, he argues, is a story of progress, where early forms of religion give way to rationalism, from which sprang the secular and independent nation-states of today.
We wrote Mr. Fromkin on July 25, 2008 to compliment him on his book and the historical facts he writes about. In our letter we reminded him of the following two passages he had written.
- Page 213. "The entire six thousand years of civilization and history are no time at all compared to the six million years it took for a two-legged chimpanzee to produce a human descendent".
- Page 101. The new civilization – Christendom – was in large part the handiwork of the bishops of Rome".
We used the above passages to explain that there is a natural body and a spiritual body as described 1 Cor. 15:44 and went to explain that Christendom and the handiwork of the bishops of Rome had much greater consequences for civilization and the people of this world than he was able to understand. We went to explain that our website listed a number of articles that explained the spiritual side to his book and the history of mankind.
We went one step further and explained that Dianne & I were willing to travel to Boston to meet with him to explain the spiritual side to his book and the mystery of God and the Bible.
Even though the Spirit of truth and the Gospel of Christ cannot be received by this present world (John 14:17), we are always hopeful that people come to the acknowledging of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4).
We followed-up our earlier communication with another e-mail the following day.
Message emailed to David Fromkin – July 26, 2008
For two thousand years, scholars and theologians have interpreted the Bible to suit their own ideological perspective, while the Bible categorically states in 2 Peter 1:20 that it is not for any private interpretation. In fact, it is just the opposite. The Word of God is a discerner of all things and is the absolute and final answer to every question (Hebrews 4:14).
The Bible is unequivocally and without any doubt whatsoever, the Word of God. In fact it is God and to change any part of it, through interpretation or discernment, would be to change the image of God.
The above are the first two paragraphs of the Introductory Page of our web site.
I know that Boston University has a large School of Theology and your first tendency might be to forward the information I emailed you yesterday to one of the Professors for their opinion. Feel free to do so but they will not be able to understand any of it as the Bible confirms in 1 Cor. 2:14: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
For example a Professor of Theology and Religion teaches after the spirit of this world and after man's wisdom but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom (1 Cor. 2:4-13).
A Professor of The New Testament teaches a false Christ as he/she does not know what spirit he/she serves (Matthew 24:24; Luke 9:55).
A Professor of Worship misleads all his/her students as he/she worships in vain and after the doctrines and commandments of men (Matthew 15:9).
Since we have asked to meet with you, I would encourage you to invite any Professors from the School of Theology to attend. I would look forward to answer any questions they have and show them how they are deceiving the people of this world. The Bible is true when it teaches us in Revelation 12:9 that the whole world is being deceived.
All I am doing is inform people by whom and how. As I go around teaching people, I don't use my own words but the very words from God as He has revealed them to me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With kind regards.
The faculty at Boston University has 4000 members and you would probably wonder what they would have to fear. Supposedly they teach young men and women according to the Word of God and the Gospel of Christ. So, why would they not want to enter into a discussion about the Gospel of Christ? (John 8:43-45; Gal. 1:10-12). We will explain (John 8:43-45; Gal. 1:10-12).
The following is an array of programs at BU that are offered at the master's and doctoral levels.
- Master of Sacred Music, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Sacred Theology, Dual Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music, Doctor in Ministry, Doctor in Theology and Doctor of Practical Theology.
- Courses in Philosophical Theology, Ecumenism and Pastoral Psychology.
- The School also participates in a dual degree program with the School of Social Work.
- The Division of Religious and Theological Studies of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GRS) offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.
- In addition to the above there is also an extensive list of studies covered in the School's Curriculum.
All of the above educational programs are after the wisdom, knowledge and spirit of this world and not after the true and living God (1 Cor. 2:4-16). All of the books that have been written and that are used by the students to study the above subjects have nothing to with the Gospel of Christ and the true and living God. Most books contain little snippets out of the Bible that they are unable to understand. It is all a deception and leads people further away from God and in further bondage to the spirit of this world. It is after the wisdom of men, while the gospel which was preached of us is not after man. For we neither received it of man, neither were we taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11,12).
For a better understanding how the true believers are being taught, we invite you to read the article Ye Need Not That Any Man Teach You listed on this website.
All the people that are associated with Boston University do not realize that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). They do not know what spirit they serve (Luke 9:55) as they are spiritually blind and serve unto them which by nature are no gods (Galatians 4:8) and do not know that they have transformed themselves into apostles of Christ and in truth are false apostles (2 Cor. 11:13-15).
They compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, they make him twofold more the child hell than themselves (Matthew 23:15). Satan, the god of this world is a master deceiver and hath blinded the minds of them which believe not (2 Cor. 4:4).
While searching for historical data on Boston University we came across a Link on the Internet that listed researchers of cults and new religious movements with 89 contacts of Associations, Networks a Task Force, psychologists, sociologists, etc., etc. There were Links to related lists of every cult and religious movements in any country of the world. As a result of their spiritual blindness, all those involved with the research of cults and new religious movements are not aware that they are of the same spirit as the groups they write about and that they themselves belong to the largest cult and stronghold of this world (Luke 9:55).
For almost two hundred years things have pretty much been at peace at Boston University (Luke 11:21-23) but things are changing at a rapid pace across the face of the earth as God is manifesting Himself daily as part of his judgment on the nations (Jeremiah 23:40; Luke 11:21-23) and to show them how they have been deceived.
We are merely a lonely voice in the wilderness and this present world and without God's manifestations our voice would get lost in this world of wickedness (1 John 5:19).
For the last year we have also made Dr. Nancy T. Ammerman a regular recipient of our communication with different individuals and organizations. Dr. Ammerman is a Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University's School of Theology and Chair of the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The sociology of religion concerns the role of religion in society; the practices, historical backgrounds, developments and universal themes of religion in society. There is particular emphasis on the recurring role of religion in all societies and throughout recorded history.
Currently, with funding from the Templeton Foundation, Dr. Ammerman is exploring "Spiritual Narratives in Everyday Life," a research project that will analyze how and when religion is present in the everyday worlds of ordinary Americans.
All this is foolishness and an abomination in God's eyes and after fleshly wisdom. It is all a waste of time and energy and further corrupts and blinds the human mind from the simplicity that is in Christ and the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 2 Cor. 4:4; 11:3).
Her 2005 book Pillars of Faith is based on wisdom that destroys the faith, which is in Christ Jesus (Gal. 1:23) and makes the faith of God without effect (1 Cor. 15:14). The faith she preaches is after the doctrines and commandments of men (Matthew 15:9) and the faith she speaks of is also in vain (1 Cor. 15:14), without the foundation of God (Proverbs 10:25; Matthew 7:25; 24:24; Romans 8:35; Ephesians 2:20; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 John 2:19).
Please find below a copy of our communication dated September 29, 2010. Copies were forwarded to media personalities in the USA and Canada.
Dear Ms. Ammerman,
You have been the recipient of copies of some of our e-mails for the last twelve months as we have attempted to bring your attention to the true Gospel of Christ and the Kingdom of God. For those of you that are not familiar with your work, I would like to explain that Ms. Nancy Ammerman is a Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University.
Spiritually discerned it means that you are wise after the wisdom and spirit of this world but not after God (1 Cor. 2:4-16) and deceive all those that attend Boston University.
In short, you were born in sin, separated from God and unless you repent and turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18) you will die in your sin as is with all those that attend the University.
You have transformed yourself into an apostle of Christ (2 Cor. 11:13,14) and to show you that our discernment is after the wisdom and knowledge of God we would like to make a suggestion.
We know that you will never invite us to speak at the University but may we suggest that you allow us to testify the Gospel of Christ before a small group of people, especially those that consider themselves wise in the Word of God, and we will show them that ever learning their whole life, they have never been able to come to the acknowledging of the truth (2 Timothy 3:7) and have been deceived.
It is our wish that all of mankind comes to the acknowledging of the truth and therefore we look forward to hearing from you for the purpose of arranging a speaking engagement at Boston University.
If you not already have, you can learn more about our work as soldiers for Christ by reading the pages and articles on our website www.aworlddeceived.ca.
In His Service.
We followed this up with another e-mail on September 30, 2010 and once again copies of our communication were forwarded to leading media personalities in the USA and Canada.
Subject: Boston University - Justice and Treasury Dept. Report
Dear Ms. Ammerman,
When I attended the seminary at a young age, I had no idea what spirit I was of as I was spiritually blind and even had less of an idea that at the age of 38 God would reveal Himself to me, my wife Dianne and our children, who were fifteen and ten years of age at the time.
Eventually God sent us out into the world to proclaim His gospel and sent us out for the pulling down of strongholds, religion the strongest of them all (Luke 11:21-23; 2 Cor. 10:4), and show mankind how they have been deceived (Rev. 12:9).
Please do understand that we are just God's voice but without God our work would be all in vain. Now God hears our voice (John 9:31) and everything we have ever spoken has come to pass or will come to pass in the future.
Example: We understand that you wrote a report on September 13, 1993 for the Justice and Treasury Department, regarding law enforcement interaction with the Branch Davidians in Waco Texas.
We first contacted Mr. Bob Ricks from the FBI on April 2, 4 and 10 of 1993, to inform him that there was a clear way towards a peaceful solution in the Mount Carmel Standoff. We did inform him on three occasions about the eventual outcome if they did not listen to my message. We also wrote David Koresh on April 2, 2010 to inform him that we had asked the FBI to make arrangements for us to meet with him, so that we could show him the causes that lead to the difficult situation between his followers and the FBI.
We expressed our sincere hope that we would have an opportunity to meet with him to arrange for a peaceful resolve of the situation. We did advise the FBI and the solicitors for David Koresh that, without a peaceful solution, the members of the Branch Davidian religious sect would all die in a fire (God had revealed this to us) and indeed on April 21, 1993, 54 adults and 21 children died in the fire that eventually followed.
Everyone knows that our message was one of hope and of truth and we know that God would have blessed our efforts and that there would have been a peaceful settlement. We never heard from Bob Ricks or anyone at the FBI. The only response we ever received was from the solicitor for D. Koresh, Jack B. Zimmerman, who thanked us for having offered our service. We would be pleased to share copies of our correspondence with the FBI and the solicitors for David Koresh to anyone interested. We followed this up with a letter to Phil Donahue on April 20th and then President Bill Clinton on July 31, 1993.
Now we know that the Justice and Treasury Department could learn nothing from your report as you are spiritually blind and do not know that you are of the same spirit as David Koresh, Bob Ricks, Bill Clinton, Jack Zimmerman and the people of this world and so they paid you for a report that has only gathered dust as it was void of any spiritual knowledge and understanding. If the FBI had listened to our voice there would have been no need for you to write a report that would prove nothing. Just as the above story is true and the prophecies about the Branch Davidians; the following is also true and will come to pass.
The seminary I attended was in Apeldoorn, Holland and the largest one in Western Europe. It was attended by 700 male students as late as the early sixties and the students were between the ages of 12 and 20. But thanks be to God who delivered me from the seminary and from such a great death (1 Thess. 1:10). In the early nineties the whole complex was turned into a National Police Academy and the church (cathedral style) was turned into a Conference Centre with a kitchen and bar, etc.
Yes, God hears the prayers of those that belong to Him (Matthew 18:18-20) and we know that the day will come that Boston University will come to lay waste in a similar fashion as the seminary in Apeldoorn. Due to declining enrolment, The School of Theology of Boston University and others throughout your country, will eventually be forced to close its doors.
Do not look for the times and seasons when the above will take place but it will take place. Please know that the time of God's judgment is already here and when He makes His visitation you will hopefully reflect on the words of our testimony.
Now we know that you are not going to believe our message but be assured that we speak of things in the name of Jesus Christ and our prophecy will come to pass as did the events in Waco, Texas in 1993. The dark days of God's judgment are already here, just ask Bishop Eddie Long from Atlanta, who like yourself was born in sin, separated from God and unless he repents and turns from darkness to light and from the power of Satan (whose spirit he is of) unto God, he will die in his sin.
For a better understanding of false apostles, we invite you to read the article False Apostles and False Christs listed on our website. You can read more testimonials in the article Influence of the Media but we know that even then you will not believe us. In fact, if one rose from the dead you would not be persuaded (Luke 16:31).
Through our testimony it is our hope that all mankind will come to the acknowledging of the truth and therefore should you ever have any questions please feel free to contact us.
In His Service.
When we first wrote the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in the late eighties and informed them that God would visit their sin, our message was met with derision but unless you have been asleep, God did manifest Himself and revealed to the people of this world that He sent us with a message of truth and to show how mankind is being deceived (Rev. 12:9).
Schools of Theology, Bible Schools and Colleges, Seminaries, etc., etc. have nothing to do with the Gospel of Christ but rather, they are places for the education and indoctrination of false apostles, false prophets (Matthew 24:24) and false teachers (2 Peter 2:2) by the spirit of this world. They are another stronghold of the spirit of this world (Matthew 10:26-28; 2 Cor. 10:4).
Summer Bible Camps deceive children in the same way and while false teachers convince the children that they are children of God, they will remain children of the devil (natural spirit of mankind) and under the power and spirit thereof (Matthew 13:8; John 8:44; Acts 13:10; 1 John 3:8).
The students (and teachers) will remain separated from God and unless they repent and turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan (whose power they are under) unto God (Acts 26:18), they will remain spiritually blind.
We welcome your questions and have provided a contact page for that purpose.
The above article was in its final draft and ready for uploading to our website when we learned about the article by Alexandra Silver of Time Magazine entitled What the Bible Has to Say About Sex. Her article of October 31, 2010 and all of its content was such an abomination in God's eyes that we decided to add Stonehill College to this article, since one of its Professors was widely quoted in the article.
We contacted Time Magazine and responded to many of the assertions and the interpretation of the Word of God by Michael Coogan in the article but as is often the case, Time Magazine and its reporter were not approachable and available for comment. For this reason did we decide to post the information on our website to show the people of this world how they have been deceived.
Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a 375-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,300 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. It is located in Easton, MA and was founded in 1948 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, which is not Holy at all.
Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has taught at Stonehill College since 1985 and has also taught at Harvard University, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt.
One of the leading biblical scholars in the United States, he is the author of The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction, and is also the editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible (Third Edition). He is a contributor to such standard reference works as The Encyclopedia of Religion, HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, and The New Jerome Biblical Commentary.
He has collaborated on projects that he conceived and edited, which include The Oxford Companion to the Bible, The Illustrated Guide to World Religions, and The Oxford History of the Biblical World.
As is the case with Dr. Nancy T. Ammerman of Boston University's School of Theology, the wisdom and knowledge of Michael Coogan is after the wisdom of men and the spirit of this world but not after the true and living God (1 Cor. 2:4-8).
In the Q&A with Alexandra Silver, Michael Coogan referred to the Bible as being inconsistent on such hot topics of sex. God is consistent on any topic and the Word of God is a discerner of all things (Hebrews 5:12). Michael Coogan is a natural man, separated from God and as such is unable to understand the Bible (1 Cor. 2:14).
For this reason forwarded we him and some of his colleagues the following e-mail on October 28, 2010.
Subject: Spiritual Truth
Your interview with Alexandra Silver from Time Magazine and her article What the Bible Has to Say About Sex and your interpretation of the Bible was an abomination in God's eyes. The Word of God is not for any private interpretation (1 Peter 1:20). For a better understanding of the Bible (the Word of God) and spiritual truth(s) we invite you to read all of the pages and articles of the website www.aworlddeceived.ca.
You are a natural man and the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, as they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14).
If the Bible tells us that the whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), God always has the last word for the Word is God (John 1:1). We have merely been called to show this world how and by whom mankind has been deceived. We look forward to answer any questions you may have.
In His Service.
A copy of the above was forwarded to Time Magazine and Alexandra Silver. We also forwarded them a copy of the article Boston College ~ School of Theology, before we had added the section about Stonehill College.
In a separate e-mail to Time Magazine we also wrote that their list of the most 25 influential evangelicals was a listing of all those that are most influential in deceiving the people of this world and in truth are the servants of sin (John 8:34), who have transformed themselves into the apostles of Christ (2 Cor. 11:13).
The full list contained the names of the people listed below. You can read more about some of them in the article False Apostles and False Christs and on the Current Events page of this website. Under the listing of articles you will also find separate articles on Rick Warren ~ pastor of Saddleback Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
- Rick Warren
- Howard and Roberta Ahmanson
- David Barton
- Douglas Coe
- Charles Colson
- Luis Cortes
- James Dobson
- Stuart Epperson
- Michael Gerson
- Billy and Franklin Graham
- Ted Haggard
- Bill Hybels
- T.D. Jakes
- Diane Knippers
- Tim and Beverly LaHaye
- Richard Land
- Brian McLaren
- Joyce Meyer
- Richard John Neuhaus
- Mark Noll
- J.I. Packer
- Rick Santorum
- Jay Sekulow
- Stephen Strang
- Ralph Winter