By definition, the word "accredit" means to authorize, endorse, and officially
Accreditation is a group process by which schools VOLUNTARILY agree to
participate in a set of established standards in order to encourage quality
We are affiliated and accredited to the
University in Secunderabad,
United Theological Open University is an autonomous
institute of higher education registered under Minorities Act with the Andhra
Pradesh government of India.
However, we strongly believe that academic affiliation is not
substitute for solid and sound Bible doctrine.
is important that the student learns the scriptures correctly and understands
with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Schools are not legally required to become accredited.
Accredited status means a school has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive
by the accrediting body
to determine that it operates at a worthy level of performance.
Secular schools seek secular accreditation and we must realize that sacred
schools receive their sacred accreditation from God who is supreme over any
other organization in the world.
Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no
Our authority is given directly from Heaven.
Secular and religious interests are different and have separate realms of
Just as we would not allow an officer of the law to lead out the worship in
our churches, secular agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian
be accredited by accrediting associations
that are "recognized" by an agency of the government, because it is contrary
to the Biblical principle of "separation of Church and State," as indicated in
Mark 12:17, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the
things that are God's." Likewise, 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly tells us,
"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has
righteousness with unrighteousness?"
The management and faculty of Genesis Bible College know where we stand with God
and with man. We also know that we can't please everyone, but we welcome honest
questions and reasonable requests.