March 2021 Student Newsletter

Are You Ready to Evangelize?
Russell Haffner

There are so many places in the world where the truth of the New Testament is not being taught. False teachers are twisting and corrupting the Scriptures. They are blind leaders of the blind and as Jesus warned, "if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch" (Matthew 15:14). Teaching the truth of the Scriptures is desperately needed!

Please consider that you may be the one God will use to evangelize your family, community or even your whole country. The opportunity you have to study God's word in the WVBS Online Bible School is of the highest value to you and your future service to the Lord. However, before you can teach others you need to first learn the truth yourself. Many religious people in our world today are teaching error, following false religions and thus will be lost. We are not surprised by this because Jesus said this would happen.

In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus said, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

Later in this same chapter He said, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matthew 7:21-23).

The world is full of false teachers and false doctrines. Therefore, you have probably been taught error at some point in your life and may even be teaching false doctrine now without even realizing it. That is why it is of vital importance that you learn, accept and obey the truth when you see it in the Scriptures. James 3:1 warns, "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." There are those religious groups who teach things which are not true to the Scriptures. You must not put your trust in the words of men. Men can be wrong, but God's word is always right. You must stay true to what the Bible teaches and dedicate yourself to believing and teaching only those things which can be proven to be true from the Scriptures. I encourage you to study God's word carefully and thoroughly before trying to teach others. Don't be a blind leader of the blind. The Bible desperately needs to be taught, but it must be taught correctly.

Fourteenth Bible Land Passages Video Now Available

Have you ever wished to visit the Bible lands? If you are not able to make the journey yourself the next best thing could be watching these programs. These instructional video presentations, shot on location, let you explore many of the religious and historical sites in Israel, Jordan and Palestine. They are produced by WVBS and are completely free to view online.

"Passage 14 | Bethlehem: Of Kings and Tyrants" - The town of Jesus’ birth and the burial site of King Herod are situated only 3 miles apart. The Herodium, with the remains of its grand palace and stately mausoleum, stands as a bleak reminder of an egocentric megalomaniac king who committed genocide. Bethlehem's beautifully adorned "Church of the Nativity" is dedicated to the birth of Christ, and it stands as a testament to the peaceful and loving ministry of a man who died that others might live. But does this venerated church building with its traditional birth grotto beneath its altar mark the actual place where Jesus was born? And what does the Herodium tell us about the king who tried in vain to kill the baby Jesus? Join us on this faith building journey across the historic and beautiful Judean Hills of Israel. See each of these sites through the lens of our camera crew, and walk virtually through the 3D digital models of these historic places.

These videos may be found under the “About” option on the blue menu bar by clicking the “Recommended Videos” link. When you click this button you will be taken to a page which will be continually updated with information concerning free videos available for online viewing which may be of interest to you.