OUR LEGITIMATE STANDING
The Japan Bible Institute is formally organized with a Board of Directors and Articles of Organization, Constitution, and By-Laws. We are affiliated with the Full Gospel of Christ Fellowship, Inc. In accordance with Rom.13:1-7, (sanctioning Human Government), The Japan Bible Institute has properly contacted the Japan Educational Ministries who, because our offerings are entirely religious, has granted us permission to carry on our activities of granting religious degrees.
The Japan Bible Institute is fully accredited by WORLD WIDE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (WWAC) anyone wishing to contact them for verification may write to: The WWAC, Dr. Paul Richardson Executive President, 2800 Blendwell Rd. Richmond, Va. 23224.
We wish to make it perfectly clear that due to the principle of separation of Church and state Mk. 12:17;Ja. 4:4;2Cor. 6:14, the WWAC has chosen not to seek endorsement by either EAES or COPA, but is a rapidly growing and respected network of over 200 schools on the cutting edge of the cause of Christ.
EXPLANATION ABOUT ACCREDITATION
To be accredited means that an impartial group of professional scholars has investigated an institution and has approved of its standards of operation.
There is no such thing as Federal or State accreditation of a Bible school, for civil government has no authority to regulate religious training or what certificates we issue for it. This is an issue of separation of church and state, as Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. Mark 12:17.
Civil authorities must never officially endorse or disapprove directly or indirectly the beliefs and practices of churches or their Bible Schools. A casual survey of Church history shows that such linkage with Caesar eventually leads to infringement upon conscience, bondage, and corruption. Therefore, to be accredited by any agency, which in turn is supervised by the U.S.A. Department of H.E.W., would to some degree be a compromise of the separation principle and constitute “friendship with the world” condemned as “adultery” by James 4:4.
In a Spiritual sense, the highest accreditation any school could have would be the blessings of Divine Providence. Our best accreditation is the successful lives and ministries of our satisfied students. Isn’t graduate performance what it’s really all about?
The Japan Bible Institute is fully Accredited by the:
“World-Wide Accreditation Commission
of Christian Educational Institutions”
You may contact them for verification by writing them at:
“WWAC”, Dr. Paul Richardson Executive President,
2800 Blendwell Rd.
Richmond VA. 23224
Japan Bible Institute
is certified by the
“Certified Academic Institution”
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLIC
The Japan Bible Institute is open to all Christians of good moral character. We are happy to instruct and train God’s Children regardless of: Race, Nationality, Color, Cultural profile, Denominational background, Class, Gender, Economic status, or Ethnic Origin
Every student is admitted to the same educational programs, rights, privileges, and honors. And this is in conformity to Civil Rights Act of 1964, but not because of it.
May God Bless You as you begin the Leap of Faith into Greater Knowledge of our Lord and His Word and Serious Preparation for Service in His Kingdom.
Dr. Ken Kovach
The Japan Bible Institute
OUR NOMINAL PRICES
Perhaps you already knew what a degree could cost, and that many schools simply price their degrees above what the average student can afford. Why should a school charge more than is necessary for its regular operation and reasonable growth projections? The cost of a degree or the amount of time involved does not necessarily increase the quality of education. So, why pay an exorbitant fee for the very same degree that you can get elsewhere for much less money?
The goal of The Japan Bible Institute is to provide students with the finest Biblical education, at the lowest possible cost. Thus, we have deliberately priced our degrees very low, because we think we can do more good for more people this way. Our educational philosophy and methods are not unique, but in the matter of finances we are unique. The Spirit of Truth Institute offers the best investment you’ll ever find.
Our Doctrinal Statement of Faith
Please note that this is our Personal Doctrinal Statement of Faith and Slightly Differs from some of the Curricula in The Bible Courses available on this website. We have chosen to keep the Bible Courses as Non-Denominational as possible (as many are from Non-Denominational third party sources used in Bible Colleges) and we will only add additional Study Information where deemed necessary to balance out the Doctrinal Point of View to make these courses truly Non-Denominational.
1. The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God. We believe that the Scriptures were written by holy men of old who spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, and that these writings are the divinely appointed standard and guide to our faith and that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)
2. God and the Trinity
We believe in the one true, eternal God who created and rules the universe and everything in it. We believe in the unity of the Godhead, that there are three distinguishable but inseparable Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
3. Gods Devine Creation
We believe the Biblical account of Creation as outlined in the book of Genesis, that God created the heavens and the earth. We believe that the first man and woman were created innocent by their Maker, but through the temptation of Satan they transgressed and fell from their sinless state and as result all mankind were born into this world a sinner by nature, and are unable to attain righteousness without the saving power of Jesus Christ.
4. Jesus Christ, the True Son of God
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who was miraculously conceived by divine intervention and born of the Virgin Mary. He made a full atonement for the sins of the world by His death on the cross. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind, and that He gave Himself as a ransom for sins. We believe in His physical resurrection and His bodily ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people, and His soon coming personal visible return to the world in power and great glory, to set up His kingdom on Earth.
5. Salvation in Only by Grace
We believe that all people by nature were born sinners, but that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). We believe, that anyone who personally accepts God’s forgiveness for sin through Jesus Christ will be forgiven of his or her sins, and become reconciled to God forever with everlasting life and live in God’s presence.
We believe that the salvation is totally by grace (God’s gift of love, mercy, and forgiveness), through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation can only be acquired through Jesus Christ. “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
We are saved by believing in Jesus Christ and personally receiving Him into our hearts and lives, thus becoming spiritually regenerated or “born again.” “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Once saved, the believer is saved forever. We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again through faith in Jesus Christ to be fully assured of their salvation from the very day that they receive Him as their Savior. Just as the believer is saved by grace, he or she is sustained by grace: “Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation” (1 Peter 1:5). “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28)
Although we firmly believe that Eternal Salvation is Gods free gift of eternal life and can never be lost, this is not a license for sin to the believer. Because God is a holy and righteous Father Who cannot overlook the sins of His children, if they persistently sin, He will chasten and correct them. Disobedience to a loving Savior can have serious consequences such as loss or heavenly rewards, blessing in this life and even death…..
6. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father to teach, instruct, inspire, and empower believers for their God-given mission. A believer receives a measure of the Holy Spirit when he accepts Jesus, but he can be filled to overflowing if he asks and desires to give himself more fully to the Lord. “Be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).
7. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism or complete filling of the Holy Spirit is a baptism of love, “for God is love” (1 John 4:8), and that it may be freely obtained by all believers who simply ask God for it, and that it is often given after the scriptural “laying on of hands” of other believers. The primary purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to empower the believer to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me” (Acts 1:8). We believe that the Holy Spirit is also to guide the believer into all truth, to comfort the believer, to assist the believer in prayer and to help him understand God’s Word.
8. The Gifts of the Spirit
It is our belief that God gives different gifts to different people, according to their specific ministry and His particular plan for them. “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all” (1 Corinthians 12:4-5,7). All of these gifts of the Spirit are to be used in the congregation so that the body of believers may be strengthened, encouraged, and edified by them. We believe that Christians who are filled with the Holy Ghost should manifest the fruits of the Spirit as detailed in Scripture: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).
We believe prophecy is an important gift in the lives of Gods children. As we acknowledge the Lord and ask Him to guide our paths, leaning not to our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6), we believe He speaks to us personally with instruction, guidance, and encouragement. “He who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men” (1 Corinthians 14:3).
9. Power of Prayer
We believe that prayer is the vital communication between every child of God and his or her heavenly Father. By prayer, we declare our love for God, our dependence on Him, our submission to Him, and our desire to cooperate with Him in the fulfillment of His purpose. Prayer and Gods Word are the means by which we as His children develop a spiritual relationship with Jesus and the Father and come to know Gods will for our lives.
10. The Lords Divine Healing
We believe that healing diseased and afflicted bodies was a major part of Jesus’ ministry while on Earth, and that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He still desires to restore health to the afflicted that come to Him in faith. Through Christ’s suffering on the cross, God has made provision not only for the salvation of the souls of all humankind, but also for the healing of physical infirmities, for “by His stripes (the wounds He received when He was beaten) we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Divine healing is a privilege available to all who believe. We believe that “according to your faith it will be done to you” and seeking medical help for illnesses may also be God’s path of healing for you.
11. The Lord’s Supper and Water Baptism
We believe that the Lord’s Supper, called “communion,” was instituted by Christ as a means for us to commemorate His death on the cross for our sins, and that partaking of its elements (the bread and wine) is a profession of the believer’s faith in Him to commemorate His sacrifice on Calvary “till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). And that Water Baptism is also and outward sign of an inward spiritual change and is a testimony to the new believers faith in Christ.
12. The Fellowship of Believers
We believe that great spiritual benefit can be derived from fellowship with other believers. The scripture exhorts us not to abandon “the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). Thus, we should endeavor to follow the example of the Early Church and fellowship one with another in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). We believe that one denomination should not esteem itself greater than another for we are all the body of Christ and have be made to drink of the same Spirit. (This is my commandment that ye love one another as I have loved you.)
13. The Church
We believe that the Church is the collective body of believers. The Church is referred to as “the body of Christ” as well as “the bride of Christ.” Thus, it is not merely an ecclesiastical institution or organization. “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5 KJV). “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). We believe the Church is the spiritual entity composed of all born-again persons, regardless of their affiliation with Christian organizations or denominations.
14. The Great Commission
We believe the Great Commission that Jesus has given to His Church is to evangelize the world: “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). We believe this should be the primary purpose in life of the born-again believer—to make Christ’s love known to the world and to seek to win others into God’s heavenly kingdom of love. Each believer may fulfill this goal in many different ways according to his individual abilities, talents, circumstances and gifts. Although each one may differ, his heart and attitude should reflect these goals of sharing the Lord’s Love with the Needy World for which He died.
15. Our Separation from the World
We believe that the Christians are called by God to “be not conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of their minds” (Romans 12:2). Jesus prayed to his Father that He would not take them out of the world but keep them from the evil there of. (John. 16~17) The believer should try avoid the un-Christian worldly attitudes and unscriptural ways of thinking. How far and how much you adhere to these scriptures is “according to your faith be it done unto you”. A proper balance is suggested in this area.
16. Obedience to Governments
We believe that we are to submit to this worlds governments, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake” (1 Peter 2:13). “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the powers that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1).
17. The Time of the End
According to the Bible and the scriptures that describe the signs of the times and events or the end time, we believe that we are now living in the time period known in Scripture as the “Last Days” or the “Time of the End,” which is the era immediately preceding the return of Jesus Christ and His Second Coming when He shall Rule and Reign on Earth.
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