Only those who have experienced one, two, or three years of Bible School training can answer this question fully.
In my own life, my three years of Bible School have been the most beneficial years of my life; it is impossible to sit under the teaching of understanding and learned men in the Word of God, and it not change your life.
Just to mention some of the blessings, I will begin from my first term. I was truly saved before coming to Bible School, but because of lack of teaching of the Word I did not realize that there was not only the peace with God to be experienced, but also the peace of God to be enjoyed Philippians 4:7—this came in the teaching of Theology.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Later in our first term, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, this too became experimental in my life. “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”—Acts 2:4 KJV
During my second term in our studies on Christian Evidence, it was made plain to me, that there is no doubt as to the genuineness of the Bible. Our studies in Bible Construction and other books of the Bible are endless blessings.
Some may think that Bible School is a place to go for a good time. In my experience, I think this is entirely wrong. Bible School is not a place for a good time; on the other hand, it is in no sense a place for a dull time, but above all else, it is a place to meet with God.
Every student should go to Bible School with determination and a sense of responsibility, remembering that those who labour to teach the Word are not doing so for themselves, but as a service to the Lord Jesus Christ and a benefit to all who attend.
Bible School is also the place where I learned the value of prayer and a burden for the souls of lost men and women.
Yes, Bible School is profitable, if each student attends with an open and genuine heart, “studying to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”—2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Written by: Pearl Nesbitt—FGBI Graduate [End Times’ Messenger October 1961]
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