ginnyrose wrote:This issue reminds of what an old professor [Ph.D.]at a Seminary one time told our pastor who was educated at Harvard, Princton. He told him how he is amazed that a person with no more then 8th grade education, who studies the Scriptures intently, has an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, [b][i]will come to the same conclusions about what the Bible teaches as one who has spent years in college/seminary[/i][/b].ginnyrose
Whatever the Lord lays on your heart - but as long as it IS the voice of the Lord. My husband tried 5 times to go to Bible School. The Lord closed the door each time. His calling is Evangelist, and he holds meetings as the Lord's plan for him. He does not sit for hours each week writing sermons for the Lord gives him the words to speak. The Spirit is the best teacher!I know of some Bible Colleges here that teach any religion you like as long as you have the fees. Others won't pass you unless you abide by their particular doctrine. Maybe a true Bible College is rare these days. The thing would be to seek clear direction from the Lord as if and where one should go.
_________________Ann - but everyone calls me Joy
Thank you all so much for your input. It certianly has given me some insight, and even a little clarity. Thank you to those who also gave examples of personal experience in either of the camps. I appreciate that BOTH camps have been willing to share their views, experience, and knowledge concerning my question. My utmost desire is to do the will of our Lord.Until the moment of His return, may our lives be a reflection of Him, and may Truth always be proclaimed,Ben