Bible Lectures and Human Services, Inc. is a United States Federal Government approved Tax-Exempt Public Charity Organization – EIN 82-3501141. Donors can therefore deduct the contributions that they make to this Organization under IRS Section 170. This NGO is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522.
The U.S. Government does not accredit schools. The US Government has no power to legislate nor regulate Bible University Accreditation!
The US Constitution of the First Amendment states:
Therefore, a Bible University and every religious educational establishment, focusing only on teaching and training Pastors in Ministry, does not require accreditation from the Government, and is therefore exempt for any rules of accreditation by the Government.
Hence, the accreditation of a Bible University and every religious educational establishment, focusing only on teaching and training Pastors in Ministry, is by Peer-Review only!
Accreditation is a means of assuring the public that an institution meets accepted standards of quality and integrity. Accreditation is a statement of approval by an outside similar religious educational establishment.
The vast majority of Bible Colleges and Seminaries choose not to be governed by the secular oversight of the USDE and, accordingly, do not seek their regional accreditation.
The World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions currently accredits the Bible University.
Why Non-Governmental Accreditation?
The secular Government is subordinate to the Spiritual Government of God Almighty and is therefore not qualified to accredit an institution of the LORD Jesus Christ.
John 19:7 (KJV) The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
John 19:8 (KJV) When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
John 19:9 (KJV) And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.
John 19:10 (KJV) Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
John 19:11 (KJV) Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
John 19:12 (KJV) And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.
The other reason is that we Christians believe we should not allow secular institutions to dictate the qualifications for programs, content (i.e. Philosophies, cultural dictates, revised societal norms, other ideologies) and instructors for a spiritually-focused ministerial degree.
The Bible University offers academic programs specifically designed to equip students who feel God’s call on their lives and who are working toward building a life of Ministry. The programs offered by The Bible University are not designed for persons working toward secular careers.
Accreditation should not be confused with licensing, which establishes legal grounds and approval to operate within a State and which qualifies an entity for approval with the Federal Government or the Department of Education. The Bible University is licensed to operate in the State of Maryland, is licensed by the US Government as a Tax Exempt entity, and it files Federal Government IRS tax papers accordingly.