Living in the greater Baltimore area, I’ve checked to see what might be available in the way of bible schools.
Of course, there is a big difference in any bible school. Some are very informal without degrees being offered; others give various degrees ranging from bachelors to masters to doctorate degrees.
I’ve come across two that have been around for quite a long time.
The first is the Baltimore School of the Bible, Inc. Founded in 1931, it has been around a long time. Many years ago I signed up for classes, but was only able to attend a few sessions before work responsibilites interfered.
Here is their Doctrinal Statement
To insure the doctrinal integrity of the School, each faculty member and each member of the Board of Directors is required to sign annually the following doctrinal statement:
I. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
II. We believe in one God, eternally existing in Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
III. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
IV. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
V. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
VI. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
VII. We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
VIII. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are “born again” of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
IX. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
Their tuition is only $40 per year, plus the cost of books. You can’t beat that.
There 3 year program is below:
GENERAL BIBLE COURSE (Baltimore School of the Bible Diploma) (36 credits) This course is designed to give the student a real working knowledge of the Word of God, thus to prepare him for competent work in his own church or wherever our Lord may lead. Upon completion with 36 credits of the required classes, the student is awarded the Baltimore School of the Bible Diploma and ETA certificates.
New Testament Survey
Christian Evidences / Prophecy I
Pauline Epistles II
Christian Life / Evangelism
Old Testament Survey I
Pauline Epistles I
Teacher Training I and II
Old Testament Survey II
The Baltimore School of the Bible, Inc. has three locations. Not all courses are taught at each location.
Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings with three classes on each night. Classes begin at 7:15 PM, followed by another class at 8:00, chapel at 8:45, with the final class from 9:00 to 9:45.