QUESTION: Will a Bible college education clear up
the controversy over the issue of a perfect Bible'?
ANSWER: No. About ninety-nine out of one hundred
times a Bible college education will either confuse or destroy a student's
faith in the perfect Bible.
EXPLANATION: There are many benefits to a Bible
college education. A student can learn invaluable lessons on pastoring and
church planning. A student weak on doctrine can be grounded in his faith.
Friendships and experiences from Bible college days will often last a life
Unfortunately, faith that God has a perfect Bible is more often than
not a victim of Bible college education rather than a
beneficiary. The reason is simple. Most Bible colleges are staffed by very
well meaning men, many who do indeed love the Lord, who are victims of
Others, though set right about the proper manuscript family are still
unconsciously afflicted with a faith in the Bible that is weakened by the
Alexandrian Ideology. They cannot mentally accept the belief that the
Bible, the one in their hand, is truly perfect.
Sometimes, even schools which advertise that they are "King James
Only" or "Textus Receptus Only" are still afflicted with this malady.
Thus, a student will find himself confused when he hears his Bible
corrected in a college that claims to accept the Bible as
perfect. Most often, he will succumb to the diatribe and also become a
critic of the perfect Bible. If he does not accept the school's position
he will usually be branded as a "fanatic" and ostracized and sometimes
This does not mean that a Bible college education does not have its
advantages. It does mean however that a Bible college
education seldom strengthens a student's faith that the Bible is perfect.