September 2022 Student Newsletter

Are You Willing To Learn?
Russell Haffner

A willingness to learn is often defined as a desire, wish or readiness to acquire new knowledge and development. To grow spiritually is always the correct goal. We should never seek to learn the Bible as a means of impressing other people with our knowledge. In order to be a successful learner, it's important to avoid pride and arrogance. The "I-know-it-all" attitude will destroy our spiritual development. The humble, willingness to learn needs to be developed in our lives. Humility is an important key in the learning process.

Psalm 25:9 states, "The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way."

Proverbs 11:2 adds, "When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom."

We must increase our knowledge of the Scriptures, not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others in teaching them God's truth. To be a successful teacher we will need knowledge and humility.

In 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Paul wrote, "And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth."

This should help us to appreciate the importance of humility. It is essential in our learning and also essential as we teach others what we have learned. We must cultivate in our hearts a willingness to learn. It may seem hard or even impossible at times to understand the Bible, but we must humble ourselves to seek a better understanding of the Scriptures. This skill can and must be developed. Our own spiritual growth and the spiritual growth of others depends on it./p>


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.