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This "Doctor of Divinity" is awarded in the tradition of Dr. Billy Graham, Dr. Jerry Falwell, Dr. Oral Roberts, Dr. D. James Kennedy, etc.,
(For list of 100 such well-known ministers, see)
Well-Known Ministers using/used our "Doctor of Divinity" Degree-&-Title-Premise
Every True Bible Teacher Deserves a "Doctor of Divinity"
More than any other single thing you can do, getting a "Doctorate" will increase your INFLUENCE for Jesus Christ!
(We think you already KNOW this is true . . . but you simply never had the right opportunity . . . until today!)
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The Apostle Paul to Timothy
I Timothy 3:10-13
"And let these also first be proved (experienced, tested); then let them USE (perform) THE OFFICE ...,
"For they that have USED THE OFFICE ... well
PURCHASE to themselves a good DEGREE, and great boldness (confidence),..."
Apostle Paul is referring to the 'Offices' of Bishop (Overseers) Elder, and Deacon, but his "purchase to themselves a good degree" is a monumental - though somewhat mysterious - statement.
Amazingly, the word "DEGREE" in this Scripture, meant in the Greek Language then, exactly as it does today . . . which is why Universities from many lands choose the Greek Word 'DEGREE' for this attainment of a "new stature and confidence." [See FOOTNOTE-1]
Dear Pastor/Minister, Teacher, Fellow-Laborer in Christ:
All evidence gained from researching the most effective Ministries and Ministers around the world, indicates that you could wisely use a 'Higher Degree', preferably a Doctor's Degree, such as "Doctor of Divinity."
[NOTE of SIMPLICITY: "Candidacy" for Doctor of Divinity is applicable to anyone in a genuine "Ministering position" - including Pastors, Christian College and Christian Day-School Teachers, Christian Counselors and Psychologists, Christian Medical Doctors and Lawyers, Evangelists, Missionaries, Judges, Chaplains, etc. (This Degree, however does have "Strictly Limited Availability." [FOOTNOTE-2])
Though it has wide application, for simplicity's sake, the following "Message" is written as if the reader is a Preacher, with Pastors, Preachers, and Teachers being the predominate holders of this Title and Degree.
We at Cambridge Theological Seminary are absolutely certain - based on evidence from every Denomination, from many Independent and Non-Denominational Ministries, and from every land . . . that if you had a "Doctor of Divinity Degree" from a well-known and large Bible Seminary with a deeply respected name like "Cambridge" . . . .your Ministry would be greatly enhanced as follows:
> > > Your Church Members (and/or those to whom you minister, students, etc.,) will give greater heed to your teaching if you had a Doctor of Divinity, making your ministry more effective;
> > > Your Board of Deacons, Elders, staff, trustees, or business associates, will be more apt to listen to your counsel if you had a Doctor of Divinity, and thus easier to lead;
> > > Your Community and City Council will be more respectful, and more likely to consider your thoughts worth considering, if you had a Doctor of Divinity Degree;
> > > Even your family and friends, will listen a little better, and accept your advice more readily, if you had a Doctor of Divinity;
> > > Any letters written - whether to newspaper Editor, Mayor, Congress-person, or any other "Official" - will carry more 'weight' . . . with a Doctor of Divinity Title supporting your name;
> > > It will even help your children-and-grandchildren see you in a new and more powerful light if you had a Doctor of Divinity, . . . and certainly it will help even more in time . . . as they mature;
> > > Fellow Pastors will give your teachings and Scriptural positions more consideration, if you had a Doctor of Divinity Degree;
> > > Certainly, you will find your influence to "win souls" increased if you had a Doctor of Divinity, [more on this below];
> > > For sure, you will find even strangers consider your words more seriously - whatever they may be about - if only you had a Doctor of Divinity Title;
> > > Think about this:
Every time you signed your name "Dr.", "D.D.", "D.Div." or "Doctor of Divinity", it would have greater impact, and would enhance all of your words for the Kingdom of God that ever preceded - or ever would follow . . . even after you've gone on to Glory: if you had a Doctor of Divinity Title;
> > > If you are quite young - say under 30 - a Doctor of Divinity will greatly add to people "perceiving you" as wiser, more capable, and more mature;
> > > The older you are, the more everyone will respect you for having the discipline and wisdom to "go after" a Doctor of Divinity . . . at your age;
> > > If you are middle-aged, people will perceive you getting a Doctor of Divinity as the natural "next step" . . . for someone who is still moving up . . . instead of someone stagnate, and ready to wind down.
Not only do we believe you could wisely "use" a Doctor of Divinity, . . . which great bodies of evidence indicate is absolutely true . . .
. . . but we also believe that the Kingdom of God "needs" for you to have a Doctor of Divinity, and we further believe - and this most importantly - that you have "a Right" . . . and "a Privilege" . . . and even "a Duty before God" . . . to be credentialed with a Title of "Doctor", AND USE IT WISELY . . . as Paul Admonished.
The Doctor of Divinity is a "Tool" to build the Kingdom of God, and a "weapon" to fight the kingdom of Darkness. We beg of you to not continue "fighting the Good Fight" without this valuable weapon in your spiritual arsenal.
As you probably know, the "Doctor of Divinity" (D.D.) has been the "Most Prestigious Degree" throughout the centuries, initiated by Cambridge University of England - as part of the "Ox-bridge University System" with Oxford [just down the road a little ways].
What you may not know, is that around the world, the Doctor of Divinity is considered the "Highest Degree", and highest Title attainable in many lands, and is "Officially Followed in Rank and Prestige":
Official Doctorate Degree Ranking
> > First Rank: Doctorate of Divinity
> > Second Rank: Doctorate in Jurisprudence (Law)
> > Third Rank: Doctorate in Medicine
> > Fourth Rank: Doctorate in Sciences
> > Then all others
For a three-minute read on how the Doctor of Divinity came about from Oxford and Cambridge in England nearly 800 years ago, see Doctor of Divinity, Basic History Thereof
Insight - Status of the Messenger
FACT: The power to "Transform Lives" is in the "Message" of the Gospel.
FACT: The power "To Get People To Listen" to the Gospel is in the "Messenger" of the Gospel.
[NOTE ASIDE: Without dispute, the Holy Spirit is the "Ultimate Power", who must lead and bless all we do, and He is ALWAYS FAITHFUL to do His part . . . but few of us have had 3,000 baptisms from one message on one day . . . nor did Apostle Paul . . . and even Apostle Peter did: only once at Pentecost.
Truthfully, Apostle Paul, like many of us, often struggled to get even small numbers, and often disputed greatly for days to win converts One-at-a-Time. So it is in this light of God's Spirit blessing our effort as He Divinely sees best . . . and "we humans-doing-our-very-very-best" - we proceed.]
Please consider the following example:
If you advertise that you are going to bring a "Simple Salvation Message on being Born-Again from John Chapter-3 next Lord's Day", would that increase your attendance?
If you advertise that the "President of the University" nearest you will bring a "Simple Salvation Message on being Born-Again from John Chapter-3 next Lord's Day", would that increase your attendance?
If you advertise that the "Governor of your State" will bring a "Simple Salvation Message on being Born-Again from John Chapter-3 next Lord's Day", would that increase your attendance even more?
If you advertise that "Kurt Warner, Rick Warren, Sarah Palin, Mel Gibson, or Rush Limbaugh" - will bring a "Simple Salvation Message on being Born-Again from John Chapter-3 next Lord's Day", would that increase your attendance even more?
In each case, the power of the Gospel is not changed one iota, but the ability to get people to listen to that Gospel can be greatly enhanced by the "Status of the Messenger!" Therein lies the great Advantage of having a Title of Doctor in our modern, education-mad world.
Let us suppose even further, that in each scenario listed above, that "You" prepared the same message for each speaker! In greatest likelihood, the "response" . . . to "Your" Gospel Message by the hearers . . . would be more effective, based on the status of the messenger: thus the advantage of a Doctor of Divinity for you.
Because of such 'status'. . . Billy Graham could make a commercial urging Christians to give money to a particular "cause" . . . with more success then you and me . . . combined. Status of the Messenger [FOOTNOTE 4]
Dear Fellow Minister:
Please know that if you have an Doctor of Divinity, all that you "say", all that you "do", all that you "write", all that you "counsel", all that you "advocate", all that you "preach-&-teach", . . .
. . . and all that "you are" will be magnified . . . Multiplied . . . and MAXIMIZED . . . all the rest of your life.
Why do we offer a FREE Doctor of Divinity for qualified serious-&-sincere Christian Ministers?
If you qualify - as an honest, sincere, genuine, Bible Minister of the Lord Jesus Christ - seeking to get men and women Born-Again, you can "Legally-&-Legitimately" have the Doctor of Divinity Title added to your name . . .
. . . within 48-hours at a cost of ZERO DOLLARS and ZERO CENTS!
Surely this seems "too good to be true" it has to be!!! . . . to which we add "so is salvation by Grace-through-faith" . . . Ask almost anyone what they "think" and they will tell you "there is a catch, somewhere!"
However, there is a very easy way to find out the truth for yourself, very easily and very quickly!
Simply fill out the application, sign the Statement of Faith with your belief in the "Authority of Scripture" and in "World Evangelism" . . . and if you qualify, have your fellow ministers grant you a Doctor of Divinity within 48-hours, meeting the standards set by Cambridge Theological Seminary International and hopefully - one that will be well-deserved and well-used by you.
The Greatest Christian Leaders of our Era, have Wisely Seen the Need for a Doctorate!
If you've lived awhile . . . recall how many times over the years you have heard the following:
> Dr. Billy Graham ... met today with President Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush,...
> Dr. Billy Graham ... opens his City Wide crusade tonight in Some-City USA, ...
> Dr. Billy Graham ... released his latest book today selling X-number of copies sold...
From 1947-48 through 1990, I'm not sure I ever heard, or saw in print, just "Billy Graham", or just "Reverend Billy Graham". It was always Dr. Billy Graham, or in some cases, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham.
The world never dreamed "The Reverend Dr. Billy Graham" was really just "Billy Graham" . . . as Billy Graham didn't have an earned or accredited Ph. D., he had an Honorary Doctor of Divinity.
Yet "plain" Billy Graham became the most influential religious leader of the 20th century . . . due in part to being "Doctor" Billy Graham, a rising young minister of great authority, and highest credentials: someone worth listening to, reading his books, and seeking his advice.
And seek his advice they did. Graham met with every US President from Harry Truman to Nixon-Carter-Reagan through George "W" Bush, whom Graham led to a "born-again" relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Graham had the "ear of US Presidents", long BEFORE he had the "ear of the world." Please know that Dr. Billy Graham diligently sought the ear of presidents, BEFORE they sought him. Dr. Graham diligently "sought out" President Truman - pushed, pleaded, and finagled, for a meeting with Truman - quite some time, before getting one.
Meeting with President Truman got Graham's picture on the front page of leading US Newspapers, which made him famous, which caused reporters to interview him, in which he always maintained Presidential confidence - while giving Presidents highest praise and regard - which caused presidents to want to meet with him again and again: Great publicity for both, a win-win situation!
Dr. Billy Graham - was and is - much more shrewd than he 'appears' . . . which is also part of his wise shrewdness in a good way. Dr. Graham had enough 'common sense to act and behave common' . . . and wasn't stupidly arrogant and snobbish as so many "TV celebrity and big-name Ministers are today.
[NOTE: There is a lesson here for ministers. . . if they can learn it. Dr. Billy Graham was "wise in his generation" - as wise as the worldly leaders in media such as Ted Turner and Katherine Graham. Sadly, most ministers are not "wise (shrewd) as serpents" as Jesus commands us, . . . and as Jesus lamented - that most Christian Leaders are not as wise as the Children of the world. (More later on this parable)]
Dr. Billy Graham was listed as the 8th-Most-Influential Person of the 20th Century by Gallup. [SOURCE: Gallup, Wikipedia] It is indeed amazing . . . that a "Country Confederate Preacher" is ranked ahead of many thousands of presidents and world leaders over the last 100 years!
Do you really think young Billy Graham. . . would ever have gotten to meet with American Presidents without a Doctor's Degree? Yet it was not an "earned-accredited" Degree from Harvard or Yale, . . . but a Degree earned by his faithfulness, sincerity and commitment, built upon his Bible School education, a Doctor of Divinity: just like the one you can have, if you can meet the requirements, exemplifying faithfulness, sincerity and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Billy Graham's son Franklin is even more pronounced in his "credentials". Franklin claims the title of "Doctor" and the whole world so acknowledges him. He furthermore claims the title Reverend as an ordained minister. Do you know what Denomination/Ministers' Association ordained him? He was simply ordained by a fellow pastor.
Yet because Franklin - like his dad - "assumes authority", "acts with authority" and "claims authority", his Doctor's Degree is accepted by the world, and both he and the Kingdom of God benefit in the process . . .
all because of his foresight to add the Title "Doctor" to his name - not an earned Ph. D. - but an Honorary Doctor of Divinity.
Somehow, Billy Graham knew in his early years ... wisely and shrewdly ... that he needed the title "Doctor" - so he got one - neither accredited nor earned: but a true Doctor of Divinity none the less.
My Brother, My Sister, my Friend, my fellow-Minister: . . . how old will you be . . . when you finally see the need . . . that you can wisely use a "Doctors Degree"?
Likewise, was Dr. Jerry Falwell a decade after Graham. Even Dr. Falwell's most vicious enemies and/or critics-opponents - such as Phil Donahue, Dan Rather, Larry King, Ted Koppel, and Rosie O'Donnell - addressed him respectfully as "Dr. Falwell."
Dr. Jerry Falwell was on the cover of major news weekly magazines in the 1980's, even being credited with getting Ronald Reagan into the White House. Some called Dr. Falwell the 'Most Powerful Man in the World' for being able to get U.S.A. Presidents elected.
This author has been in and around television and radio ministry for over 30 years, went to National Religious Broadcasters over the years, to Washington DC many times, was invited to meet with Pat Robertson when he decided to run for President, etc., etc., and from those many experiences, is now 99.99% certain of the following:
The world had no idea then - or even now - that "Dr. Falwell" was really just "Bro Jerry" . . . and no one ever suspected that he didn't have an "Accredited, Earned, Doctor's Degree!"
Furthermore, the world had - and has - no idea that Dr. Jerry Falwell - not only didn't have an accredited Doctor's Degree - but in fact, "Dr. Falwell" . . . didn't even have an accredited Masters Degree, or a Bachelors Degree. Amazingly, he didn't have a 4-year Degree of any kind!
"Dr. Falwell" attended a three-year program at the unaccredited Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, started under the guidance of another great pastor, "Dr. J. Frank Norris" from Ft. Worth, TX . . . (who also didn't have a "state-accredited, earned "Doctor's Degree")- but they both realized they needed the title of "Doctor" for greater influence, sought a Doctor of Divinity, and certainly did use it wisely after they received one!
Because Dr. Falwell, and Dr. J. Frank Norris assumed authority, spoke with authority, claimed authority, and acted with authority, the whole world respectfully called them by the title they claimed: Dr. J. Frank Norris, and Dr. Jerry Falwell: and their ministries have been among the most profound in the history of the USA: thanks in part to the title of "Doctor."
Had the world known Jerry Falwell had no accredited formal education, the media who despised him so terribly, would have mocked and ridiculed him mercilessly - and sought to drive him from the national spotlight - making him hide in shame: making his name a "laughingstock" like Dan Quayle, Tonya Harding, John Edwards, or Monica Lewinski.
The greater truth is, "Dr." J. Frank Norris (pastored America's Two-Largest Churches simultaneously for years), Dr. Jerry Falwell (a tremendous ministry), Dr. Robert Schuller (a tremendous ministry), Dr. Billy Graham (America's Greatest Evangelist), Dr. Jack Hyles (Pastored the World's Largest Sunday School), Dr. Walt Hanford, Dr. Harold Sightler, Dr. Oral Roberts (Oral Roberts University), Dr. Ralph Rice, Dr. Donald Howard Jr.,(founder of ACE Ministries), Dr. Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ);
Dr. Adrian Rogers, the Dr. Bob Joneses I, II & III (all of BJU University Fame), Dr. Lee Roberson (started Tennessee Temple University, a major Tennessee University), Dr. Rod Parsley, Dr. Pat Robertson, Dr. Fred Price, Dr. T.D. Jakes, Dr. Jack Van Impe, Dr. Tim LaHaye (of the Left Behind Series), Dr. Hal Lindsey (Late Great Planet Earth), Dr. John Rawlings, Dr. Dallas Billington (largest Church in Country of yester-year), Dr. Roy Thompson, Dr. David Gibbs, Dr. Oliver B Greene, Dr. J.Vernon McGee, Dr. Franklin Graham;
Dr. Greg Dixon, Dr. Tom Watson, Dr. Tom Malone, Dr. Bruce Cummings; Dr. Harold Henniger, Dr. Curtis Hutson, Dr. Jimmy Swaggart, Dr. John R. Rice (led the nation's Largest Revival Weekly Newspaper and Bible Conferences), Dr. Lester Roloff (had a tremendous ministry) Dr. D. James Kennedy (Premier Presbyterian Ministry), Dr. Marilyn Hickey, Dr. Mike Murdoch, Dr. Benny Hinn, Dr. Perry Stone, Dr. Eddie Long, and even Dr. David Paul Yonggi Cho, pastor of the Worlds Largest Local Church in South Korea . . .
. . . and there are thousands more . . .
. . . NONE of them earned an "Accredited Ph.D." - but they ALL WERE WISE ENOUGH TO SEE THAT THEY NEEDED A TITLE OF "DOCTOR" . . .
. . . ARE YOU THIS WISE? . . .
. . . and if you are not this wise just now . . . how old will you be . . .when you see that you, also, can wisely use a Doctor's title? . . .
. . . and how long will you have left to Minister for God . . . once you see that you need this title?
> > as a 'TOOL' to build the Kingdom of God, and
> > as a 'WEAPON' to fight the Kingdom of Darkness!
[To see a larger list of some of the greatest ministers and their ministries, who used the Doctor of Divinity to wonderful advantage, see Well-Known Ministers who used a "Doctor of Divinity" Program Degree-&-Title-Premise
So, they secured a Doctor of Divinity and the world listened - and still listens - to what they say, and masses follow their lead, because they "claimed Christ with great authority" - and used a title to match."
Some of these men - even among the very greatest of them - didn't even graduate from high school!
If you think we are being critical of these men, you are greatly missing the point!
We are not criticizing, but applauding them exceedingly, . . . for being wise enough to see the need to be properly represented to the world they sought to influence . . . with the Gospel Teaching!
We greatly applaud these men for being "as wise as the world in their generation," in knowing how to influence, to reach, to preach, to teach, to save - multitudes - in their generation, where education is greatly respected.
Please consider the following Parable of Jesus: Recall Christ's summation, or admonition, or approbation, or lamentation or His 'moral-of-the-story' - for "The Unjust Steward" (it's not really the easiest parable to get a full grasp of!)
JESUS TAUGHT in Luke 16:8:
"And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation WISER than the children of light."
The last statement is what I call your attention to: Jesus lamented that "the children of this world, in their generation, are wiser than the children of light."
[GREEK NOTE: This is not the word 'wise' as in "the wisdom of the Lord", but 'wise' as in Jesus commanding us to be "wiser than serpents": [which is a shrewdness of wisdom.]
A general consensus of many of God's greatest minds from Dr. John R. Rice to Dr. Adrian Rogers, and from Dr. Jerry Falwell to Dr. D. James Kennedy, was that 'we the Church' - as the people of God, doing the work of God - generation by generation, are almost always behind the world . . . in understanding how to reach and persuade our own generation.
One of the areas where the "Children of the world are wiser in their generation than the Children of Light," is even in the simple concept of 'putting our best foot forward.'
The world knows enough to carefully design the "cover of the book" - as well as writing a good book. Sadly, we Christians often focus on writing a really good book - but neglect the cover so badly - that few people are ever attracted to the book, enough to open it up and to see what's inside.
The world, amazingly, sometimes gives as much time to writing the "Title of the Book" as to writing the book itself! Thus the world "writes inferior books" . . . but sells many, because they took time to "package properly" . . . so that they end up having MUCH MORE INFLUENCE than our superior Christian books that few people read.
Selling MORE books means they make much MORE money to finance many MORE anti-Christian, secularistic books, to have even that much greater negative influence: so for at least 50 years they have won the "war for the heart-&-soul" of the USA!
We ministers usually don't think there is anything we can learn from the world, however, as we choose to go by Scripture - which says: "Man looks upon the outward appearance, God looks upon the heart."
This is indeed what the 'Inerrant Word of God' declares. However, we usually interpret from this Scripture the "OPPOSITE" meaning from that which God intends!!!
All of Scripture "assumes" . . . that God's People "know" . . . that "He" knows all things; that God easily reads every mind, knows every thought, and even weighs the thoughts and intents of our hearts;
We Christians all know from our earliest days that God sees all, hears all, including out deepest and most secret thoughts . . . that God knows 'the end from the beginning' and that none of His Words have ever failed;
So what God intends for us to focus on in this Scripture is that our family, friends, neighbors, workmates, strangers, people we witness to and preach to . . . 'cannot see our heart'. ALL they can see is THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE . . .
. . . SO DO NOT NEGLECT THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE . . . as it is what people use to accept or reject our testimony!!!
Furthermore, the outward appearance to a large degree, DOES mirror the inward parts!
Just because we "tell" people how much we love God and our neighbor, and they see us with a Chain Reference Bible so big the 'chains-are-dragging-the-ground' - they still CAN'T SEE OUR HEART!!!
Just because we "say" we are called of God to preach, teach, lead and guide them, - they still CAN'T SEE OUR HEART - that it may really be qualified!
Thus God is 'Warning-Us' that 'having proper motives and goals in our heart is "Not-Enough"!' God sees those worthy desires and goals, but others do not. All others "see" is the "outward appearance."
Thus we are to remember that our outward appearance is how we represent God to the world. We all understand why young women shouldn't wear extremely short skirts and see-through slinky material, "advertises" . . . a strong possibly of improper sexual behavior . . .
. . . so why can't we see that "NOT having a Doctor's Title with our name" . . . "advertises" that we haven't studied diligently, haven't taken much time to prepare, haven't invested the money, etc., etc., . . . leaving a strong possibly and even a probability, of improper Scriptural preparation.
What a tragedy, when many, many Bible Ministers are very dedicated students of God's Word!
Additionally, we are never to be hypocritical!
We are never to "misrepresent" on the outside, something we are not on the inside. This was the great denunciation by Jesus of the Pharisees: hypocrisy in Matthew 23, the harshest words Jesus ever spoke.
We know it is hypocritical to have a heart like a piece of "junk" and portray it as a loving heart of "gold" or to have a "dishonest and fraudulent" heart and portray it as "giving and caring." However, what we usually miss, is that it is just as hypocritical to have a loving heart of "gold" . . . and portray it as a piece of "junk!"
Thus it is just as hypocritical to have "great spiritual diligence" in serving God and study of His Word - as scores of thousands of ministers do - and not show it, . . . as it is to pretend that I have great spiritual diligence when in reality, I have no spiritual diligence whatsoever!
Simple example: It is hypocritical for me to tell you that I care about you when I really don't, just to gain your favor for some purpose; but it is just as hypocritical to NOT tell you that I care about you, and pray for you, when I really do!
The grasping and practice of this truth can revolutionize your ministry . . . if well-practiced.
God reminded us that people look upon the outward and judge us thereby, because of the following:
*** Quality without indicates probable quality within.
*** Diligence without indicates probable diligence within.
*** Attention to detail without indicates probable attention to detail within.
*** Slothfulness without indicates probable slothfulness within.
*** Carelessness without indicates probable carelessness within.
If your local Church-house is unkempt, needs painted, has dead shrubs in the lawn, big mud-puddles in the parking lot, dirty windows, weeds taking over the flower beds, lawn not mown for a month, the steeple leaning to one side, the sign all faded and falling apart, the porch sagging . . .
Yet on the sign a slogan says: "The Church that Really Cares!"
This may be true, but those driving by "cannot see" the "good and kind hearts of the members", . . . and they cannot help but see . . . the "uncared for" exterior: so they will probably keep right on driving - based on the "outward appearance" - and never get to know the good hearts of the good members.
HOW SAD . . .
. . . my fellow laborer, if you have been - and still are - a deeply diligent student of God's Word, for these years, . . .
. . . YET you mislead your whole community, and all who "would" come to hear you, . . .
. . . ("IF" they only knew!) . . . that indeed you are the serious student, the wise counselor, and the dedicated Teacher . . .
. . . HOWEVER, you have NO Doctor of Divinity title to "signify" your due diligence and commitment, so how are they to know you are a "Serious Student" of God's Word?
EVEN JESUS ACCEPTED THE TITLE OF MASTER-TEACHER! (This is the meaning of the Jews calling Him "Rabbi")
[NOTE: We are trusting that you are much wiser than to think it is a matter or pride, worldly status, arrogance, making you better than others, or that you no longer have to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit. That would be ignorance unto blasphemy! ]
A proper title simply indicates "who" you are, "what" you are, and that certain conditions have been met that "qualify" you to "be trusted" in your calling! Surely you can understand that.
God's Word COMMANDS us to study to "SHOW" ourselves approved unto God . . . and letting the world know we are devoted to the study of all things Divine . . . does EXACTLY THAT!
TITLES ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD
> The Called
> The Chosen
> The Anointed (Christ, Messiah)
> Council of Elders
> High Priest
> Doctor of the Law
> Ruler of the Synagogue
> Chief Priests
> Christ Himself is given scores of titles in Scripture
> One of the eternal rewards for the faithful is to be given a "New Title"! (KJV says "name" - but it's "title" in Greek).
From this partial list, I think it is easy to conclude that God ordained titles, God gave titles, God approved title and God uses titles. God further commanded to 'give honor to whom honor is due', and also said that 'those who labor in the Word and Doctrine are worthy of double honor.'
A SOBERING OBSERVATION:
If you have labored faithful and long in the Word of God and Doctrine - and do not use a Doctor of Divinity title . . . my fellow laborer, if you have been - and still are - a deeply diligent student of God's Word, for these years, . . .
Is not this dishonoring to God and His Word, to not ascribe the "highest possible title - Doctor of Divinity - to one dedicated to His wisdom?"
God is in favor of both education and titles: He ordained there to be a "School of the Prophets" back in the days of Israel's earliest kings, over 1,000 years before Christ.
The great leaders of yester-year certainly believed so.
That is why for these centuries, the Doctor of Divinity Degree long ago, was ascribed the very highest Earthly title that could be awarded by an educational institution, and that it be given to those who diligently study to "show themselves approved unto God, as workmen that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing His Word of truth!"
For the Doctor of Divinity to be considered the "Highest Degree of all fields - of all times" - was fine, with even the very greatest scientists; from Sir Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein, and the greatest of Mathematicians from Descartes to Pascal, and the greatest of Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Edmund Burke, . . .
. . . and the greatest Economists from Adam Smith to John Stuart Mill, and the greatest of Military Generals from Napoleon to George Washington, and the greatest Statesmen and Authors from William Shakespeare to the Greatest Artists like Rembrandt: and all the kings or all the countries!
And it was fine with everyone that "Christian Ministers" have the highest of all titles and degrees: NOW WE ARE LOSING THIS GODLY RESPECT AND IT IS OUR OWN FAULT!
Thus for nearly 1,000 years, the title of Doctor of Divinity was considered the greatest title and Degree,
> > > NOT because of the IQ of the person,
> > > neither the length of time studied to achieve it,
> > > nor to the institution awarding it -
> > > but rather because of the subject matter: "DIVINITY: GOD, HIS ETERNAL WORD, His Church, His purposes, and His Ministry!"
Are we "Modern Ministers" so worldly, that we now are ashamed of that which has been the greatest title for centuries - "Doctor of Divinity?"
Are we "Modern Ministers" ashamed to have everybody know immediately, just by signing our name "Doctor of Divinity" . . . that we have devoted our whole life to God and His Purposes?
Do we "Modern Ministers" now willingly bow the knee to secular Ph.D.'s in modern science, medicine, law, psychology and MBA's, . . . giving up the Doctor of Divinity?
Do we "Modern Ministers" cower in shame to tell-the-world that we have a Doctor of Divinity Degree from a "Seminary" - ashamed spiritually - of who we are and what our field of expertise is?
Do we "Modern Ministers" feel so inferior to the atheists, agnostics, secularists, and pagans at Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Oxford, Berkley, M.I.T. and thousands of Godless State Universities . . . that we readily concede that "Our field of Divinity" is no longer relevant or important, and that their fields are both?
For you and I "to refuse" a title of Doctor of Divinity . . .
. . . is this not dishonoring the influence of Christ, His Word, and His Church in our communities . . .
. . . by NOT having a proper title to show that to which we have devoted our lives?
Can you see the "major importance" of this issue?
Thus the Doctor of Divinity Title is truly an Honor . . . a Privilege . . . a Right . . . and a Duty . . . to 'use well' for the Name of Christ and His Kingdom.
This highest Title-&-Degree awarded on Earth - this "Spiritual Pearl" - needs to be wisely used and with greatest honor; Lest this "Spiritual Pearl", which was designated to the Study of Divinity/God nearly a millennia ago . . .
. . . now be freely surrendered to the enemies of Christ, to the atheist's degrees and devilish institutions . . . who "trample spiritual things underfoot like swine" and mock the study of God and all things Divinity. . .
. . . all because we are too cowardly to proclaim the Gospel truth, and our "Title-of-Calling" - Doctor of Divinity to that truth?
Thus the "Doctor of Divinity" is not a minor matter.
The success of God's Kingdom languishes in the western World - dying in every nation where it has gained preeminence, for several reasons - but for certain - at least in part - because God's best and most dedicated servants,. . .
. . . are not nearly so wise as the children of the world in their generation, who do EVERYTHING to enhance their credentials with proper titles.
Sadly, many of us were not nearly so wise as the list of ministers given above, the scores of names of God's greatest ministers of the 20th century, who SAW THE NEED at an early age - and the ADVANTAGES FOR THE KINGDOM - of having and using well: "The Doctor of Divinity Degree."
Hopefully you can feel my heart and passion through my rebuke, my pleading, my instruction, and my diligent urging, to neglect this important matter no longer!
The case rests.
The decision to bear the Title of the Ages in honour of our great God - as a Doctor of Divinity - now rests upon your shoulders. You can have it legally and properly for a pittance.
If you refuse this great honor and responsibility - the doctor of Divinity identification - the foolishness of that error may be yours to give an eternal account for on Judgment Day
In Jesus' Name we pray!
How Does the Doctor of Divinity Program Work?
The Honorary Doctor of Divinity" Program approved and recommended by Cambridge Theological Seminary International operates as follows:
 Fill out the General Application as a record of your college studies anywhere in the world, and your legitimate Church experience over the years.
 Have a spouse, Deacon or Elder witness your ministry experience with their signature.
 Have two or more of your fellow ministers "Approve" for work for an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, through your LOCAL CHURCH and Awarded by your LOCAL CHURCH!
 Devise a certificate of diploma based on the pictures we have shown - (or as you wish) - and have fellow ministers sign the document.
 If you wish for your credential to be recorded with us, please send to our Cambridge Theological Seminary Records Office we are seeking to get into operation - (may not be ready until 2020 or more . . . please check before sending.
Cambridge Theological Seminary Records Office
64561 Arrowhead Road
Cambridge Ohio 43725
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