August 2022 Student Newsletter

Do You Really Want To Learn The Bible?
Russell Haffner

The Bible is not like any other book. It is actually a collection or library of 66 books, all bound together in one book. These individual books were written by many different writers over an extended period of time. What makes the Bible unique is that its human writers were all inspired by one Divine Author—God!

2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

The Greek word for "inspiration" literally means "God-breathed." The words of Scripture are directly from God.

2 Peter 1:20-21, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."

The inspired writers of the Bible were directed by the Holy Spirit concerning the actual words they wrote. These God breathed words have the power to change and transform our lives. Therefore, we should all have a great desire to learn what the Bible teaches.

We should understand that a deep study of God's word requires more effort, dedication and determination than simply reading. The Bible can be a difficult book to fully understand. That is why a comprehensive, in-depth study of God's word as is found in the WVBS Online Bible School is so valuable.

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 a statement of faith says less than the Bible it has left something out. If a 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.