By J. Parnell McCarter



Recently I was asked by someone in Scotland in the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland what I thought of Knox Theological Seminary in Florida ( http://www.knoxseminary.org/ ).  The person wanted to know my American perspective on the seminary whose Founder, Chancellor, President, and Professor of Evangelism is Dr. D. James Kennedy.  Dr. D. James Kennedy is also founder of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ.  (It should also be noted that Dr. R.C. Sproul, Sr. served from 1995–2004 as Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary.)

Not long after being asked this question I saw an advertisement for the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ.  (A copy of the advertisement can be seen at  http://www.puritans.net/news/reclaimamerica.pdf .)  The title of the ad reads: “We Can Reclaim America for Christ!”  So who is the “We” referred to in this title I wondered, who can do this great feat of reclaiming America for Christ.  Is it the Trinitarian God?  According to the advertisement, apparently this is not who the “We” in the title refers to.  Rather, it is people who follow the advice of the “all-star slate of 17 speakers” at the Christian Action Conference of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ.  And just who are the “all-star slate of 17 speakers”?  They include people like Roman Catholic Father Frank Pavone, who leads Priests for Life, and Roman Catholic layperson Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum.  The list also includes political commentator Ann Coulter, and an assortment of other personalities.


If the theology reflected in this conference is in accordance with scriptural doctrine, then I could recommend Knox Theological Seminary as a sound theological institution.  But if it is a stench in God’s nostrils, then I would submit that Knox Theological Seminary is fundamentally flawed.