November 2015 Student Newsletter

Words from the Director

Russell Haffner

School Director: Russell Haffner

Thank you so much for your participation in the school. Your good efforts are appreciated. I hope you are enjoying the courses and pray that God continues to bless you as you study His word. As a student, you know better than anyone the value of these courses.

I hope you are excited about the school and eager to tell others about the free resources which are provided. The school is truly a new and exciting opportunity to study God’s word. Our lives are filled with opportunities to point others toward God’s word. It seems this time of year especially brings to us chances to reconnect with family and friends. This can provide a convenient time to tell them about the free resources available in the online school. When you tell them about your remarkable experience they will probably encourage you, but they may even decide to join you as an enrolled student of the school.

There are so many in the world seeking a better understanding of the Bible. Who knows, maybe you can be the one to bring the study of God’s word into the life of someone close to you. Your influence is indispensible in reaching those who may be seeking a better understanding of God's truth. Thank you for your efforts in this great cause for the Lord.

Statement of Faith?

The WVBS Online Bible School has no statement of faith, creed book or religious manual. The only statement of a Christian’s faith which is needed is the Bible. If the statement of faith says less than the Bible it has left something out. If the statement of faith says more than the Bible it has added to God’s word (Revelation 22:18-19). Let us abandon the opinions of men and seek to practice and teach only that which is found in God’s word. The staff of the school is composed of Christians seeking to teach others about the Bible. The material produced is designed to be used by anybody seeking a greater understanding of God’s word.

The goal of the school is to serve God and His people by doing His will to the best of our ability. We have a genuine desire to glorify the Father, His beloved Son, His word and His blood-bought church and not to glorify ourselves or any other men.

Student Comments

"Dear Mr Haffner and the WVBS Online Bible School team I just want to thank God and you for this Bible school. l have just finished the book of Genesis and l have learned a lot. Thank you very much. The school is such a blessing to me and l am really enjoying the teachings. And thank you very much for making this Bible school free it really helped me because l wanted to study the Word of God but l was not able to afford to go to college to do so. But l give thanks to God because through the school my prayers are answered l am now able to study the Word of God. Once again thank you."
(South Africa)

"Thank you. I ask GOD to guide me in everything I do. And you help me more than you know. Thank you. I think the WVBS Online Bible School is the best thing that has ever happened to mankind."

"I chose to learn from the word of God through the WVBS Online Bible School because of the clarity the Genesis Professor speaks. Thanks to take into consideration people whose first language is not English. My first language is Spanish and I am not fully bilingual but I defend myself really well and with the help of God and the Holy Spirit I think I can do this. God bless!"
(Puerto Rico)

"This is the best way I know to continue my study of God's Word."

"As a missionary family on the foreign field, we are always thankful to find solid educational resources online for free. They are a true blessing to us and a huge help in homeschooling our daughters."

Courses Offered

The WVBS Online Bible School is a self-paced online video correspondence school. It is designed for students who want a focused, organized and intensive study of the Bible. In the school we cover every book in the Bible as well as a few other Bible related subjects. We feel these additional topics will enhance the student’s understanding of the Bible.

The Christian Evidences Course is a survey of the logical reasons for believing in God’s existence and in the inspiration of the Bible. The purpose of this course is to examine the many evidences upon which Christianity rests, to provide a rich, in-depth study of God’s word, and to provide convincing proof, both from internal and external sources, of the Bible’s claim as the word of God.

The Hermeneutics Course is an in-depth study of biblical hermeneutics (principles of Bible interpretation). The course provides practical application of the rules and methods involved. The student who successfully completes the course will understand the relationship between faith and proper interpretation, the requirements of in-depth Bible study and the pitfalls of faulty interpretation.

The purpose of the Greek Course is to introduce the linguistic fundamentals of the Greek language of the New Testament. The course will introduce and familiarize the student with the general concepts for utilizing the Greek New Testament, acquaint students with the use of lexical aids and educate students about the use of the Greek word studies in sermons, classes and devotional preparation.

The Bible: From God To Us Course is an in-depth study of the inspiration, canonization, transmission and translation of the biblical text. Though technical in nature this is also a marvelous faith building course. The evidence presented in the course is overwhelming that we do have today an accurately preserved text of both the Old and New Testaments and that both are exactly what they claim to be – written by the hand of God.

These courses are available completely free on the internet. We are using the latest technology available to ensure the most effective presentations. Our desire is to provide online Bible instruction to anyone who wishes to learn more about God's word. The instructors are faithful and biblically sound Christian men. The content of the lessons is pure non-denominational teaching based on accurate exegesis of the Bible.