September 2019 Student Newsletter

Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

An important point which is often missed when it comes to Bible study is it really doesn’t matter what I think, what you think or what any man may think; it only matters what the Bible teaches. We must stay true to the Bible and dedicate ourselves to believing and teaching only those things which can be proven to be true from the Scriptures.

The dictionary defines an opinion as: "A belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid, or probable to one's own mind.” In religion an opinion is a belief or position held that is not supported by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. There are some who force their opinions on others because of an improper knowledge of the Scriptures. James 3:1 cautions, "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." There are others who may admit to the truth of what the Bible teaches, but simply do not feel obligated to follow what it says. They think they are allowed to teach their own opinion even if it contradicts clear scripture. 1 Peter 4:11 warns, "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God."

I encourage you to always carefully consider the Scriptures and see what they teach for yourself. Do not put your trust in my words, the instructor's words or the words of any man. Men can be wrong, but God's word is always right. Much error is being taught in the religious world today because of the opinions of men. However, we must teach the truth of God's word without the addition of human opinions.


While the WVBS Online Bible School is not accredited by any government agency, we are authorized under Texas State Law to grant degrees within the fields of theology, religion, ministry, biblical studies, etc. Thus, our courses and curriculum supply the required education needed for a degree in Biblical Studies.

The level of work required by the WVBS Online Bible School is equal to and even superior to many accredited religious universities and colleges. Any graduate of the school will be fully qualified to teach the Bible.

We have not sought secular accreditation or approval to do what God commands us to do in teaching and training souls to obey and serve Christ. We have no quarrel with schools that choose to be accredited by the government and outside agencies. However, our aim is to be a work for, and on behalf of God; thus, we are only in need of His approval. Therefore, we seek to be accredited by His word, which should please any who are involved in biblical education.