AVPI Times was formulated as a project of former AVPI students who wanted to share their various experiences and realizations about the previous AVPI classes they had and how it made an impact in their lives. It was a team effort and, by God’s grace, was formed into newsletter format, praying that it will be a blessing to others as well.
THE AUTHORIZED VERSION PRIMER INSTITUTE
AVPI, as a ministry of the In Christ Baptist Church, and in partnership with Independent Bible-believing Baptist Churches (A People For His Name Baptist Church, Living Word Baptist Church, Bible Believers Baptist Church, Sea of Galilee Baptist Church) aims to teach and train men and women (who have been called by God to the ministry, and to assist those who are already in the ministry) in their study of God’s word and apply them in their Family, their Church and their own selves.
This annual four-day summer institute is designed for AVI student’s summer class, primer for those who desire to enroll in a bible institute/college, refresher and additional knowledge for pastors, preachers, bible teachers, bible school alumni, and for anyone who desires and appreciate to know the truth contained in the bible.
We are not at all a member of or connected to any fellowship or any hierarchy from other churches or Baptist popes. We are not a formal bible school or an institute that competes with other institutes or colleges or even the secular schools. We are not staffed by professors trained in and formerly employed by colleges and universities where the Authorized Version is not believed to be perfect and inspired. Our classes are taught by men who believe the word of the Lord and practice its precepts in their daily lives. Our goal is to simply dig deeper into the words of God as we strive to know more about Him and rightly divide His words.
AVPI takes a strong stand on the perfection of the King James Bible and upholds as the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God (Prov. 30:5). It is the position of this institute that the “holy scriptures” (II Tim. 3:15) have been preserved in the English Authorized King James Bible, and are thereby “given by inspiration of God” (II Tim. 3:16). Our approach to Bible study is literal interpretation and with right division. On occasion that we find a hard part of the Bible, we will not change it just because we cannot understand it. It is never the business of men to change the word of God but it is God’s words that change men.
As for fees, as long as we can give materials out for free we will charge the students nothing except their joyful willingness to learn.