Author: Dr. Bill Shade

Dr. Bill Shade is the Director of Advanced Biblical Studies for SLM and Founder of WWBI. Dr. Shade asserts: Bible Training is the greatest need of the hour and the Advanced Studies program provides the most cost effective and efficient way to accomplish it that has ever been tried.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-12-13)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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Want to study and get to know that wonderful book called the bible we have been talking about? That is what is behind the WWBI project. What can WWBI do for you? Well, it can provide you with the equivalence of a three year Bible Institute program without leaving your home. You can take it on line at WWBIonline.org or you can enroll as an individual student at advancedbiblicalstudies.net.

If you are a pastor, or a church leader, you may want to consider setting up an actual Institute within the local church. That is really the role WWBI was designed to fill. It’s your institute, carries your name, and is administered by you – we just provide the curriculum in self teaching Programmed Instruction Method format so every student can proceed at their own pace.
WWBI is also available in Braille for the blind through Source of Light’s Bartimaeus Institute. Contact us at AdvancedStudies@slmin.org.

Remember, The Word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done in Truth. (Ps. 34:4)

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-12-06)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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We’ve been talking about the power of the Bible, the Word of God to transform and change lives. I looked at the date for this Podcast and realized that tomorrow is December 7th – Pearl Harbor Day. I can still remember that event, though I was pretty young at the time.

It was Mitsuo Fuchida that lead the attack that morning with the words, Toro, Toro, Toro (attack, attack, attack). In the next hours over 2 thousand servicemen would loose their lives in that brutal attack.

But did you know there is a wonderful sequal to that story that is bigger than the raid itself. One of our airmen that was capture by the Japanese, was a man by the name of Jacob DeShazer. DeShazer suffered horrible treatment and torture in a Japanese prison camp but along the way was given a Bible. In only 3 weeks, Jacob Deshazer became a believer and began to pray for his enemies.

After the war he became a missionary to Japan, and a copy of his testimony was given to Mitsuo Fuchida. Through that testimony and portions of the Bible, Fuchida himself was born again and became a preacher of the gospel. And the two men – once bitter enemies became dearest friends. What other Book produces that kind of fruit?

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-11-29)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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Still talking about the Bible this week. In our last session I told you about my friend who offered to prove the Bible was what it claimed to be by comparing it to a bottle of Iodine. The label reads Iodine, and the Bible is called the Word of God. If we can readily accept one, why not the other? But to prove that bottle of iodine is the real thing, he put it to the test and found it looked and smelled and healed like iodine. Then he demonstrated how the Bible does what it claims to do. It changes lives. As Chuck Colson said, “Fragments of the Bible smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints.”

But I said last time, there was one final evidence. When the students said they were still not sure, my friend referred them again to the bottle of iodine. Suppose you are still not convinced it’s iodine, how could you be sure? He asked. The challenger said he didn’t know so my friend said simply, “Drink it.” Drink it, said the student, you’re crazy man it’s poison. OK said my friend, but if you drink it and you don’t die, you’ll know it wasn’t iodine. The young man said, I’m not sure I want to find out that bad – but what’s that have to do with the Bible?

Well, my friend concluded, this Book says that anyone who receives Christ, has eternal life, and anyone who does not receive Christ, does not have that life but God’s wrath is still upon him. So if you still aren’t sure it’s the Word of God, ignore it, and when you wake up in hell, you’ll know for sure it was the Word of God.” There is a better way to find out. I hope you take it.

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-11-22)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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A friend of mine was once challenged by a group of college students to prove to them that the Bible is the Word of God. He responded by saying that while he could not give them empirical proof, he could prove it just as you would prove a bottle of iodine is a bottle of iodine.

When the students persisted he asked one of them to get a bottle of iodine from the hall bathroom. What do you have?, asked my friend. A bottle of iodine was the response. How do you know? He was asked. Look, I can read said the student it says Iodine on the label. You’re sure? Asked my friend. Of course, I am, said the student. That’s strange, said my friend, you read the label and you’re sure its iodine, yet this book has a label that says, Holy Bible, Word of God and you doubt that. Well, a lot of books claim to be from God so just because it says that. . . But said my friend, a lot of bottles could claim to be iodine. I’m just interested that you are so sure about one and doubt the other.

But, said my friend, let’s suppose we aren’t sure that there is iodine in that bottle, how could we be sure? We could open it and see if it looks like iodine, we could smell it and see if it smells like iodine, we could put it on a cut and see if it smarts like iodine, and if the cut heals, we can know it heals like iodine. OK said the students but what does that

The Bible claims to transform lives, and I can take you to prisons and rescue missions and mission fields all over the world and introduce you to men and women who were completely changed by the Bible. If it works like iodine, its most likely iodine, and if it makes men and women new – it is most likely all it claims to be.

There is a final proof, but I must wait for another time to share that.

In the meantime, let me ask you, what do you think of the bible and how much research has you put into your answer?

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-11-15)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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The late Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship would have loved to see the Museum of the Bible opening this Friday in Washington DC. Of course, Chuck is seeing something far better now, the glory of which the Bible he loved speaks. But Chuck was unequivocal on Scripture and he once wrote,

“The Bible – banned, burned, and beloved. More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history. Generations of intellectuals have attempted to discredit it; dictators of every age have outlawed it and executed those who read it. Yet . . .Fragments of it smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints.”

Amazing isn’t it? This Book, so maligned and so hated, does exactly what it says it can do. It makes new creatures our of old sinners – it did that for me – have you allowed it to do that for you?

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-11-08)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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In this age of technology we are used to getting printed material at the push of a button, but it was not always so. For centuries the world relied on Scribes to do the tenuous task of copying documents one letter at a time.

So, imagine a machine that for the first time could print as many copies of a document as the printer wanted, and do it accurately and with ease. That is exactly what the Gutenberg Printing Press brought to medieval Europe just at a time when Luther was translating the Bible into German and Wycliffe and Tyndale where doing the same in English.

The Providential timing of it all was so perfect that it doesn’t surprise me that the new Bible Museum in Washington will have an exact replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press, the first press to use moveable type, capable of printing hundreds of copies of the Bible just at the time it was most needed.

Funny thing about God, He is always right on time. And he has a time for you. He says, Now is the accepted time, Today is the day of salvation. So right now, place your eternal destiny in His loving hands and believe His promise, whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-11-01)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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In just a few weeks now the Museum of the Bible will open in Washington DC. – the actual target date, Friday, November 17. The Museum is the brain-child of Hobby Lobby president, Steve Green, who has spent a lifetime collecting over 40,000 rare biblical manuscripts and ancient artifacts, and is a cooperative effort that will bring exhibits from around the world.

According to one article, the building is one of the 5 largest Museums in DC, boasting 430,000 square foot of floor space, on which it displays over 2 million artifacts and the latest in inter-active media exhibits along with live theatre. The man behind actually putting it all together is Cary Summers, best known for his work on the Ark Encounter in Williamston, KY. Having walked through the Ark, I can only imagine the degree of quality research that will go into every one of the displays.

One thing is certain, the Museum of the Bible will lay out before a skeptical and unbelieving world the evidence of the absolute accuracy and reliability of the Word of God. Time was when doubters could hide behind missing pieces of the story and question the truth of the text – but that time has passed. The evidence for the Bible is so great, that the only stubborn refusal can reject its message.

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-10-25)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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In the film, My Fair Lady, Professor Henry Higgins, once told Eliza Doolittle “the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” Personally, I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that meteorological tidbit.

I have, however, recently discovered that the rain on a certain mountain in Montana tends to wander in three different directions. Raindrops that form in the exact same cloud can end up as part of the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, or Hudson Bay, depending on which part of the mountain they fall.

The mountain is called Triple Divide Peak and you’ll find it in Glacier National Park. The Continental Divide and the Laurentian Divide meet at the peak of this 8,020 foot mountain. This curious situation means that the slightest movement of the cloud, or rush of the wind may send a raindrop in a completely different and opposite direction.

Well, those raindrops have no control over their destiny – but you do. You can decide to trust Christ and spend eternity with Him, or reject Him, and flow along with the crowd into the pit of hell. But every life comes to a Continental Divide and has to flow one way or the other. Make the right choice today.

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-10-18)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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What are you spending your life for? If indeed we are eternal, then that question takes on extreme importance.

The goal set by educators and most of the world is that of “self-realization”. Finding out what pleases me, what I’m good at, what brings me the most satisfaction and then go for it. And much of the world operates on that principle. Maybe thoughtful people should ask, How’s that working for you?

I remember years ago reading a news magazine in which a saw a picture of a very palatial and beautiful home, totally engulfed in flames. In the foreground, an older woman is seen collapsing into the arms of two firemen, and the caption reads, “Oh, my God, everything we ever gave our lives for is gone.”

That picture made a profound impression on me – I can see it today as plainly as I could all those years ago. I remember just sitting and staring at it and then I remember crying out to God, “Oh God, forbid that I should spend my life, for something fire can destroy in a moment.”

The old poem says, “Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” I’ve made that motto my goal, and the closer I get to the finish line the more I thank God that I have. So – what are you spending your life for?

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.

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A Moment From God’s Word (2017-10-11)

 

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Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.

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I remember some years ago, the first time I watched a competitive game among youngsters, and when the game ended every kid got a trophy – winners and losers. I learned they were called, Participation Trophies, you get one just for being there. Something within me whispered, there is something wrong here, we’re teaching a lesson we don’t want to teach.

Sure enough, one of the characteristics ascribed to the Millennial generation seems to be that they feel entitled to rewards whether they have earned them or not. That’s what happens when you grow up on Participation Trophies.

Well, God has a reward system as well. I’m not talking about salvation . . . salvation is a gift purchased by Christ and received by a simple act of faith. I’m talking about those rewards for faithful service which have been promised believers who serve Christ. Jesus told numerous parables about the time, when faithful service will be rewarded and unfaithfulness judged.

The Apostle Paul made this truth one of the motivating factors of his life. He wrote, You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! (1 Corinthians 9:24 CEV).

No – Participation Trophies have no place in this race. Serving God faithfully, running the race lawfully, and staying the course to the end, will bring the crown of glory – and falling short of that there are no rewards. Just think of that.

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.