In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000, in 2017, 40,000.
The university's athletic teams, the Bruins, compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
In fact, he revealed that growing up, he was taught to believe the opposition to interracial marriage was grounded in Scripture.
In a 2005 blog post, Piper admitted that he was, at the time, a "southern teenage racist".
Jones said that although he had been averse to naming the school after himself, his friends overcame his reluctance "with the argument that the school would be called by that name because of my connection with it, and to attempt to give it any other name would confuse the people." Bob Jones took no salary from the college and helped support the school with personal savings and income from his evangelistic campaigns. The Florida land boom had peaked in 1925, and a hurricane in September 1926 further reduced land values. Bob Jones College barely survived bankruptcy and its move to Cleveland, Tennessee in 1933.
However, Jones's move to Cleveland proved extraordinarily advantageous.
"So, I don't take this struggle lightly." And he's not alone: A Pew Research Center poll released in February 2012 found that in 2010, 15 percent of all new marriages in the U. were between spouses of different races or ethnicities, compared to 6.7 percent in 1980.
grew increasingly concerned about the secularization of higher education and the influence of religious liberalism in denominational colleges.
NATION OF ISRAEL Interracial marriage is discouraged throughout the Bible.
In the book of Ezra, the Israelites repented of their abandonment of God.
Miscegenation, more commonly called interracial marriage, is one of the touchiest subjects about which one can speak today.
There is widespread pressure, coming from both Christians and non-Christians alike, urging people towards the claimed goodness of racial diversity within marriage.