FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I pursue further Bible Study
In II Timothy 2:15 we read, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." As a Christian and church leader, you should be able to give Biblical answers to those who see the futility of man’s philosophy. Our courses of study deal directly with the text of Scripture.
What advantage is there in studying the Bible through ATSBI?
Our program has been tried, tested, and proven to be effective and is designed to give the student an organized plan of studying the Scriptures utilizing the inductive method of Bible study method.
Who will benefit from these courses?
All Christians will profit, but especially if one assumes a leadership role in the church he will find these courses of immense benefit. Our students are pastors, evangelists, youth ministers, Sunday School teachers for any age group, minister’s wives and lay persons.
May I take more than one diploma plan at a time?
No. However, the student may complete as many courses as fast as he desires, so long as he adequately completes the assignments. We make use of the self-paced system.
If I am not satisfied with this course of study, may I get a refund?
Yes, you will receive a full refund if you return all materials within fifteen (15) days after receiving them.
Are there any racial/ ethnic requirements for enrollment?
No. we do not discriminate against any race, ethnic group, creed or sex.
If I have a diploma from a college, university, seminary or Bible institute, may I begin at the next level of study above my diploma?
Yes, but you must submit proof of the level you have attained with an official transcript along with your application. Your diploma must be in the field of Biblical studies. Deficiencies will be handled at the discretion of the administration.
Will all colleges recognize work completed with Anchor Theological Seminary and Bible Institute?
No. Some colleges will not recognize the work you complete with Anchor Theological Seminary & Bible Institute. All schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission International are obligated to recognize work completed by Anchor. The student should be aware that the degree/diploma programs we offer might not transfer to other institutions. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution. If you think you may need to transfer your work, it is advisable to check with the institution at the outset.
Is the diploma I earn through ATSBI equivalent to a degree earned in a state supported college or university?
No, our diplomas are limited to the field of Bible study. We do not offer traditional academic courses such as math, history, literature, science, etc. Our school is designed for the student who desires to study the Bible. We do not confer "degrees" but award "diplomas" or "certificates of merit" upon completion.
Do I need an extensive library to complete these courses?
No. You will need a King James Version of the Holy Bible, a concordance (such as Strongs Exhaustive Concordance or Crudens Complete Concordance), a Bible dictionary (such as Unger’s Bible Dictionary and/or Vine’s Expository Dictionary), and a good dictionary (such as Websters Dictionary). Commentaries are helpful and can often be borrowed from your local church library. Dispensational Truth by Clarence Larkin is a valuable aid to Bible study. We have attempted to keep text books at a minimum. You will be informed of required books.
How can I afford to enroll with ATSBI?
In some cases the local church may agree to pay the tuition in full or in part for their Pastor or staff person. Also, a monthly payment plan is available and affordable for any student who sincerely desires a Bible education