Thanks for your interest in MBI Yeshiva.
In September 2000 Messianic Bible Institute-Yeshiva
from both the Virginia Council of Higher Education and the Florida
State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities. These letters
expressed concern over a few statements which were on this web site
about accreditation, which they felt were mis-leading statements.
MBI Yeshiva immediately audited these statements and
was need for correction. The corrections have been made. In our view
the few statements in question were transcription oversights without
intent to mis-lead.
In one instance the phrase was used, "We are on track
to receive the
highest accreditation for distance education." That has been changed
to, "It is our goal to receive the highest accreditation for distance
education." We also mis-spoke about the accreditation of such
schools as Harvard, Yale and Yeshiva University. These schools are
now accredited. We intended to refer to their beginnings and not to
their present state, but the reference to their beginnings was
Without arrogance MBI Yeshiva views itself somewhat
position as these schools and others as they were upon their creation.
Messianic Judaism is a new field to most. MBI Yeshiva is a pioneer in
Messianic Jewish education. Messianic Jewish education is unique
among academia. It is non-secular, so we cannot be accredited by
secular agencies. We are quite different from traditional Chrisitan
and Jewish schools, and that precludes us from accreditation through
their agencies. It may be that secular, Christian and Jewish
establishments all disagree with the faith of Messianic Judaism. This
puts us in a difficult situation, but in good company. The early
founders of religious faith and religious schools in this nation came
here for the freedom to establish their institutions according to their
own conscience. On this freedom we also stand.
With few resources MBI Yeshiva is endeavoring to comply
every academic necessity. We will continue to be accountable
without compromising our faith. In our present condition we cannot
know every law of every state or every country concerning their
educational standard. Therefore, we do not claim to offer any
certification or accreditation beyond a Messianic Jewish education.
As the leading academic institution of Messianic Judaism,
Yeshiva does not know who else can set the standard for our
curriculum. Yet, we will continue to attempt to update the quality of
Work is under way, with MBI Yeshiva involvement, to
set forth an
Accrediting Commission for Messianic Judaism. This is will be made
up of the member institutions, which will establish standards for
curriculum and knowledge transmission.
We welcome you to watch us carefully in the germination
process. Our goal is to be the best conveyors of Messianic Jewish
faith we can be.
Messianic Bible Institute-Yeshiva