Welcome to BEREANS Bible Institute. We believe the last generation that will see the end-time tribulation and the arrival of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is alive right now. There is an urgent need for new Christian leaders who are not entangled with the cords of the religious establishment, who will pursue truth regardless of personal cost, who can successfully help lead the remnant of end-time "overcomers" through the "birth-pains" into the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
PURPOSE: BBI was created to help train "new wineskins" for the last days. The "new wine" is the pristine teaching of the original Apostles of Jesus Christ, unpolluted by two millennia of Greek philosophical influence on Christian theology. We seek to provide the tools necessary to properly handle the Scriptures, to expose the false presuppositions that drive false doctrines, and to train students in the consistent application of these tools to the foundational doctrines of Christianity. Rather than defending the theological traditions handed down by Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, or modern Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, we instead seek to instill on our students the absolute necessity of handling the Scriptures objectively regardless of where that might lead theologically. In doing so, we aim to get back to the pristine Christian Faith as taught by Jesus and His Apostles, handling the Old Testament Scriptures as they did. This approach is quite different from most modern theological approaches which include:
1. Catholicism & Protestantism which interpret the New Testament from a Greek Philosophical paradigm (instead of a Jewish mindset), while ignoring, downplaying, allegorizing, or otherwise disposing of inconvenient Old Testament prophecies;We believe that all of the above theological paradigms are flawed at their very foundations. In keeping with our primary goal, we seek to develop objective exegetical skills in each student through emphasizing the following 8 principles of interpretation, and by constantly demonstrating their use. The first 5 deal with interpreting the text, the last 3 are safeguards for testing our interpretations.
2. Evangelicalism & Fundamentalism which offer a hybrid of biblical Christianity and Greek philosophy, segregating the people of God into different "programs" and "destinies" for each group, with the "Jewish Dispensation" (God's "earthly people") having their own "Scriptures" (Old Testament, parts of the Gospels, Acts, Revelation), and the "Church Dispensation" (God's "heavenly people") having its own Scriptures (the Epistles);
3. Hebrew Roots which downplays, disparages, or manipulates the teachings of Paul, interpreting the New Testament as reinforcing and renewing the Law of Moses for Christians;
4. Pentecostalism & Charismania which diminishes the written Word of God that provides an objective standard, and instead follow alleged personal, direct revelation which is entirely subjective.
The 8 Principles of Interpretation:These principles are consistently applied in all of the courses. Students are expected to become proficient in understanding and applying these principles of interpretation, which should then continue to guide their studies beyond BBI.
BBI courses consist of twelve modules:
Graduation & Diplomas: Students who complete and pass all twelve courses will be given a BEREANS Bible Institute Diploma. BBI is not acredited by any other institution. BBI diplomas are an acknowledgement that the student has completed their biblical education through BBI. A BBI diploma is not an ordination certificate, nor does it qualify the student for any particular role in a church or assembly. Ordination must be conferred by a local assembly which alone is in a position to judge whether or not the candidate meets the biblical requirements.
Cost: There is no charge for these courses. Jesus said, "Freely you have received, freely give."
Get Started! Simply go to the first module to begin the lessons in order, then take the corresponding tests. The Discussion Forum is available for BBI students to ask questions and interact with the instructor(s). Records will be kept for all students who submit completed tests. However, if no completed tests are received for one year, record-keeping for that student will be discontinued.
You may use your notes and refer to the audios or videos during tests. Please follow the instructions below exactly.