Gathering Ordinary Disciples
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Shiloh Bible Institute
The educational background for the founders of G.O.D. U.S.A. is accredited
to the programs & facilities of Shiloh Bible Institute.
Shiloh Bible Institute was founded in February 1984. The vision for a Bible School was first planted in the heart of Edward K. Popovich by the Spirit of God in 1983. After much prayer, fasting and seeking the Lord, the structure and guidelines were formed and the vision of a Bible School gave birth into reality in 1984.
The first year of enrollment included 26 students and was held at the Avella Full Gospel Assembly in Avella, PA. The foundation was laid as each semester new courses were added until the full three year curriculum was created. In 1987 there were nine graduates who successfully completed the School’s requirements.
By the direction of the Lord, in September 1987, incoming students attended classes in the George Washington Hotel, Washington, PA while the second and third year students still met in Avella. In 1986 God had given the vision to move the entire school to Washington, PA. In 1991 the vision was fulfilled when a move was made to the Jefferson Avenue location.
In 1993 while seeking a permanent location, the Lord gave the Scripture from Isaiah 22:22-25, “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house. And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.”
In March of 1994 God confirmed His Word with Shiloh Bible Institute’s present site on Griffith Avenue in Washington, PA. Soon after, Pastors Ed and Janet Popovich transferred their existing Church from Avella, PA to the Griffith Avenue location. On the grounds are the Church, which includes the Sanctuary and School, and an Administration Building which houses the offices, student bookstore and library.
God has blessed the School through the years and He has provided for every need. At each step of the way He has shown His faithfulness to do whatever He says He will do. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Founder, the Keeper and the Director of Shiloh Bible Institute, and He will continue to cause it to grow for the work of His Kingdom. Most of all, God is still revealing Himself by His Word in Shiloh, as He said He would when he spoke the Scripture into the heart that then brought forth the School. “...For the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the Lord
STATEMENTS OF BELIEFS OF SHILOH BIBLE INSTITUTE:
We believe that there is one God the creator of all. God a[ways was , God is and God will always be.God has no beginning and God has no end.
Genesis 1:1-31; Isaiah 45:11-12; Job 26:13; 33:4; Psalms 33:6; 104:30; John 1:1-4
We Believe in the doctrine of the Trinity which is: There is one God manifests Himself though three distinct, and equal person.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 4:35; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6-8; Ephesians 1:2; 4;4-6; Philippians 1:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 John 9
We believe that the Bible in its entirety is the only inspired and infallible Word of God. Since the Bible is the final authority on obtaining salvation and we are to conduct our lives.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; 7:24-27; John 17:1
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is God incarnated. He is the “Word made flesh and dwelled among men”. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. Was all man andHe was all God. He led a sinless life and worked many miracles. He suffered and died on the cross for the sin of all mankind. On the third day He rose bodily from the dead, He was seen by at least 500 people, and ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right handoff his Father.
John1:1-2., 14; 5:19-23; 10:33; Luke 1:26-35; Matthew 1:23; Acts 10:38
We believe that the only means of salvation and reconciliation to God is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This can only come by grace through faith, which involves an acknowledgment of being a sinner and deserving of eternal damnation in hell. There is also need for the repentance of sins and yielding to the Leadership of Jesus Christ and believing that God raised Jesus from he dead. Salvation in Jesus Christ is for all mankind who would come to Jesus yielding and believing on Him,
Ephesians1:7; 2:8-9: Acts2:21; Romans 1:16-17;3:22-24; 5:1-2; 10:9-10
We believe that water baptism is a covenant sign of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. It is identification with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. We also believe that the correct method of water baptism is by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:35-39
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit which is a process that begins to work upon the believer at their initial acceptance of Jesus Christ. This is an act of separation unto God and separation from the world. Sanctification is also living in holiness according to God’s word, being motivated by one’s love of God
John 17:16-17l 2 Corinthians6:17-18; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 12:4-11; Thessalonians 5:23.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in an unknown language as given by the Holy Spirit as the believer asks in faith. We also believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as given in Scripture.
Acts 1:8; 2:1-4;8:15-18; 10:44-46; 19:1-7; 1Corinthians 12:4-11; 14:14-15
We believe that there is divine healing for all who would ask in faith, for healing of the body and soul, the mind, is in the atonement.
Exodus 15:26; 23:25; Deuteronomy 7:15; Psalms 103:2-3; 107:20; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts10:38; James5:15-16; 1 Peter 2:24
We believe that marriage as ordained by God is between one man and one woman. We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment and shared fidelity between a man and a woman. Sexual relations outside of marriage, between persons of the same sex, and between a person and an animal is contrary to God’s Word and is seen as sin by God. We also state that sexual identify is given by God and is not to be altered or changed by anyone
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31; Acts 15:2 ; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Jude, Revelation
We believe that the Blessed Hope of the church is in the imminent personal and physical return of Jesus Christ tp this earth
Matthew 24:27; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Titus 2:3
We believe that there will be a resurrection from the dead, the saved to eternal life with God and the unregenerate to eternal separation from God in the lake of fire with eternal suffering and torment.
Psalm 49:15; Isaiah 26:19; Matthew 25:31-46; John 6:39-40, 44,54; Romans 2:16; 14:12; 1 Corinthans15:12-57; 2 Corinthians5:10; Philippians 3:10-11; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe that all believers are called to witness, by there living and to witness by communicating with words the gospel message of salvation, the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. The church is to engage in taking the gospel message to all the world in whatever way God leads them in order that the gospel can go out to all nations
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:1-16; Acts 1:8
We believe that the attitude toward all mankind is to love them as Jesus loved them but to hate sin. That all may come into salvation no matter what kind of life theyhad led; “ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freelyby his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ”- Romans3:23-24
John 13:34; 15:17; Romans 13:8; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12; 1 John 3:11,14,18,23; 4:7,11-12