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ATIS  INTERNATIONAL  BIBLE  COLLEGE

Christian Bib                                                                                                                The Studies to Equip God's People for Works of Service

FAQ

 

 

How Can I study ?


Being a truly global College, we cater for students all over the World. We encourage and welcome International students to join our learning community. All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via Distance Education. The question papers for your course can be completed from the comfort of your own home. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or our campus. So whatever your specialty and wherever your location, you are bound to find the perfect course through Atis International Bible College.

Do I need any additional study material once I have enrolled?


No, all of our courses are complete (in the very rare case were a course text book is advised, this will be clearly displayed on our website). However we always encourage our students to conduct their own further reading.

Do I need any previous qualifications or experience before I can enrol on a course?


No, all of our courses are available to all students of all academic backgrounds. If you are concerned that you may have difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly course advisors who will be more than willing to discuss the options available to you.

Do I obtain a qualification once I have completed my course?


A Diploma 

How do I enrol?


you don't have to be enrolled to any courses ,just go to the link courses and start your study after comleting any course you can come to the application form for your Certificate of Participation.

How long will it take to complete the course?


Depending on the course you study, each lesson should take you between 3 - 6 hours of study. Please note: This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material.

 Do I need a broadband connection to take the Internet courses, or can I use my dial-up connection?

 Broadband allows more enhanced viewing and is recommended but is not required. Students not only can use either broadband or dial-up, but can also select audio or video versions of the lessons, depending upon preference.

What type of video and audio formats do you support?

A. We currently only support windows media formats (.wmv & .wma) for both video and audio. For video, please download the latest version of Window Media Player. An audio player compatible with .wma format is required to listen to the audio. Let us know if you have any questions concerning a specific format.

Do you plan to support other video and audio formats?

 Yes, we will post this in the FAQ when other formats become available.

 What browsers do you support?

A. For best viewing experience, use the current version of Internet Explorer (IE 6.0.x). Again, this is the most commonly used browser. For those with specialized browsers, you should also still be able to use current versions of Firefox, Opera, Netscape, and Macintosh's Safari. Please let us know if you have technical difficulties using your browser as you go through the School of Ministry courses.

 

 

Accreditation?


ATIS  is self-accredited through the seminary. It is a  spiritual accreditation  of the Ageless Wisdom Teaching. It is sanctioned and  directed  by the wisdom offered by the Hierarchy and God. It is by these  standards  that capability and performance is measured. ATIS bases its  accreditation  on spiritual, ethical, values and ideals, which it holds to be  eternal.  .

 Who are your students?

Students from Around the World
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For your convenience we have listed below some of the most frequent questions we have encountered concerning our Honorary Doctorates.


  • Are your honorary Doctorates really valid?

  • Absolutely! Since our Doctorates are Honorary, they are valid in every way. Scores of Fundamentalist Ministers with little or no college education routinely acquire Honorary Doctorates and become a Doctor. Some have more than one!

  • Is it true that many of the Doctors in Fundamentalism hold only Honorary Doctorates?


  • Yes, that is true. Most of the Fundamentalist preachers that are known as Doctors have an Honorary Doctorate. More than that, many of them do not have an undergraduate degree or never attended college. Thus your Doctorate from Atis International Bible College
    is of the same type as many of the most notable Fundamentalist Ministers! Have you ever examined a list of speakers at a "Preachers Conference" or similiar meeting and noticed all the Doctors on the agenda? In many cases the majority of them hold Honorary Doctorates! And YOU can have one, too!

  • Does it not stand to reason that an Honorary Doctorate must come from an institution of Higher Learning that can bestow Earned Doctorates for it to be truly considered a Doctorate?


  • That was the case for centuries and still is in the secular world, but beginning relatively recently, Fundamentalist institutions such as Colleges, Institutes, Schools, and even Churches, as well as Universities, have bestowed Honorary Doctorates to whomever they choose. Remember, Christ granted the Church to power to bind things on earth (Matt. 18:18), thus the Fundamentalist Institutions can change the use and definition of an Honorary Doctorate as they see fit. Who would dare challenge them but a worldling or an outcast?

  • With an Honorary Doctorate can a minister legitimately refer to himself as a Doctor?


  • Of course! Many Fundamentalist Ministers do it regularly. What good would an Honorary Doctorate be without the lofty designation of Doctor before or after your name? True, in the secular world where Honorary Doctorates are not as highly esteemed, it is not customary to refer to one's self as Doctor. Many in the world consider it presumptuous, tacky, or even fraudulent, but what do they know. That politicians, celebrities, and others who receive Honorary Doctorates in the secular world would not think of seriously referring to themselves as Doctor is their loss. According to the Fundamentalism it is not only acceptable, but encouraged.

  • Is it ethical for a Fundamentalist Minister to refer to himself (or allow others to refer to him) as Doctor when he holds only an Honorary Degree? Does that not lead to confusion with those who have an earned degree?


  • Who is the judge of ethics more than a Fundamentalist Institution that grants Honorary Doctorates? Very rarely does a Minister feel the need to qualify his statements concerning his Honorary Doctorate. He simply refers to himself as Doctor. If some assume his Doctorate is earned rather than Honorary that is their fault. Most are unconcerned with this possible confusion because they feel they are as qualified for a Doctorate as those who have earned Doctorates.

  • Is it not unethical for a Minister with an Honorary Doctorate to use his Degree in the same manner as a Doctor with an earned Degree?


  • Who is the judge of ethics more than a God-called Fundamentalist Minister? The Institution that granted him the Honorary Doctorate (no matter how small) must have deemed him worthy; therefore, there is no need for the Doctor to moderate how he uses his degree.

  • Isn't it a practice of some of the "Mainline" denominations to forbid their ministers to use or refer to a Honorary Doctorate or any other Degree they did not earn according to accepted Academic Standards?


  • That has been reported, but what do the Mainline denomionations know? Fundamentalism has santified the practice of bestowing Honorary Doctorates regardless of the accepted secular Academic standards of ethics and integrity. If you are suggesting that they may be more ethical in this regard than some Fundamentalists? Perish the thought.

  • Isn't an Honorary Doctorate intended to be more an honor than a doctorate? Is it not more like an honorary "Key to the City" or being placed in a "Hall of Fame"?


  • That seems to be the original, secular intention, however, as we said the Fundamentalism can make these honors real Doctorates simply by decree. That the secular world treats them as an honor or recognition and not a true doctorate is immaterial. 

  • It is common knowledge in the academic world that no one of any repute will use or cite an honorary degree or refer to such in their publications. Is it acceptable for a Minister to cite his Honorary Doctorate in his publications?


  • Absolutely! Christian bookstores are replete with books and publications written by Ministers with Honorary Doctorates. They place Dr. before their name without hesitation, even if they have never been to college. That the academic world will not endorse this practice just shows their bias against Fundamentalism.

  • Are not Doctors in the Scriptures associated with the Christ hating Scribes and Pharisees (Luke 2:46, 5:17)?


  • True, but that was a long time ago. Today the designation Doctor carries with it an association of knowledge and prestige. Again, Fundamentalism has sanctified the term.

  • Did not Christ brand as hypocrites those who love preeminence and relish being called exalted titles (Mat 23:7)?


  • The title in Matt 23:7 is "Rabbi," not Doctor. Leading Fundamentalists have determined it is perfectly acceptable for one to exalt himself with the term Doctor. A preacher with an Honorary Doctorate can place Doctor on his letterhead, on his business cards, on his website, on his car, and even monogram it on his clothes. 
    Could all the Fundamentalist preachers who do such be wrong? Banish the thought!

  • Do Ministers of other Denominations use Honorary Doctorates similar to Fundamentalists?


  • Indeed! For one, the Charismatics follow the same practice. For instance, 
    Marilyn Hickey, Kenneth E. Hagin, Oral Roberts, Joyce Meyer, Rodney Howard Brown, and Lester Sumrall all have and use their Honorary Doctorates to advance their ministries.

 

 

 

 

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