God has never been in a position of helplessness. Almighty God is in charge of the affairs of this universe. He may use animals, insects, angels, even machines, to further the cause of righteousness. However, He delights to use men. God’s men and women are the primary instruments He uses to carry out His will in this age. God may use the serpent and the hornet, the wind and the earthquake; however, God’s man is His unique choice for accomplishing His purpose.

Question:


What on earth are you doing for Heaven’s sake? Would you consider at least
one year of Bible college to be used as an instrument in God’s hand.

“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” – 1 Corinthians 1:26-30.

            We are living in a dark world; night is upon us. It is almost impossible to find our way. Truth lies in the street. Moral standards are disdained. I am old enough to remember when the west called the Soviet Union a “godless nation.” I read in the news recently that Russia is now describing North America in those exact terms!

            It seems like we are standing at the crossroads of all history. The darkness of Egypt was no greater than ours—and yet, in Egypt’s night, God had His watchman. Will you be one? Would you consider at least one year of Bible college training to find God’s will for your life?

            It’s time for serious young people of this generation to step up to the plate! The prophet Isaiah, speaking to a complacent generation that is very similar to our own, said, “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come” – Isaiah 21:11, 12).

            Ezekiel was commissioned a watchman: “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me” – Ezekiel 3:17. God had his man in that hour of spiritual darkness. What about you in this day?

Even if you are on the right track you will 
get run over if you just sit there.


            No one can afford to ignore their place in God’s plan for their life. Why don’t you give God at least one year of Bible college and watch Him direct your steps.

David Bowler
Vice President
FBCC
Is attending Bible College one year after graduation really a waste?  

This is a common question facing young people today.  The reasons raised against going to Bible College are usually quite common:
  • “I need to start preparing for my career.”  
  • “I have four years to finish my degree and I don’t want to waste any more time or money.”  
  • “I have finished high school and it is time to strike out on my own now.”
These and many other reasons are offered and seem to be accepted by well-meaning believers as sufficient. So in response, I would like to ask some questions of my own:
  • Is that Christian teen really ready for what they will face?  
  • Is one year really going to keep them from fulfilling their life goals?  
  • Are they certain that they are going the direction God has for them?
The future for a Christian young person is often filled with more questions than answers, and often, not enough time has been given to settle their Bible beliefs, to listen to God’s voice, or to clearly know God’s will.

I suggest at least one year of Bible College for every Christian young person for the following reasons:

  1. One year of immersion in the Word of God and a distinctly Christian environment will give them the opportunity to solidify their beliefs and to ground themselves spiritually.
  1. It is a good thing to get solid Bible grounding before they face the pressures and opposition that they will face either in higher education or in the daily work force of our world.
  1. They will have the opportunity to make Christian friends and to develop relationships that can be an encouraging part of their future
  1. They are showing God that they are serious about being open to His will and will gladly obey His direction in their life.
Often, after a year in Bible College, a young person has grown in their personal walk with the Lord, and while building new friendships, they have solidified their knowledge of God’s plan for them.  They have more confidence and maturity and are better equipped to stand for truth with a God-honouring spirit. 

I don’t believe that anyone who is honestly trying to please the Lord with their life would consider one year in a Christian environment a waste.

I believe more accurately, that it is a wise investment in their youth which will equip and enable young people for a life that is pleasing to the Lord Jesus, and isn't this what we really want anyway?

Just a thought,






Pastor Robert E. Wall
President, FaithWay Baptist College of Canada