Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
2 Timothy 2:1, 2 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. That exhortation has been a guiding force in the formation of WWBI.
Dr. Gerald Stover who served as Dean of Curriculum for WWBI wrote, “It may not present an encouraging picture to the student of the times, but it must be candidly observed that quite often the leadership produced by Christian educational institutions, reveals a dreadful lack of Bible knowledge.” With the emphasis upon accreditation and with a corresponding reduction of Biblical content in curriculum, the picture becomes clear.
He then sites a Christian Educator who boasted that every student in his college received sixteen hours of Bible in his four years of study. That is 16 hours out of 128 hours required for graduation. Obviously, the greater portion of time is spent on those general education subjects which are demanded by the accrediting organizations. So Graduates pour forth, enter into our pulpits, or embark for the mission fields, ill-prepared to expound the Word of God.
In contrast to that did you know that WWBI provides 136 credit units of study almost all of which are spent in studying the Word of God itself. Perhaps that’s something you or your church should think about?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.