2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The book “The Shadow of the Almighty” tells of Jim’s testimony, “When Jim Elliot went to college he was seeking a college degree. But the most important degree he could receive would be the A.U.G. degree – the Approved Unto God degree.” In my humble opinion that is the attitude that everyone should have, but the reality is that this won’t happen unless you study the Bible. You must become an ardent student of the word. That means you are going to have to put in long hours, and another vital point is that you have to be “rightly dividing the Word of truth”. Many false doctrines, wrong philosophies, and erroneous methods and principles that have been attributed to the Bible stem from interpreting the Bible incorrectly. Although some people’s “hearts” my be sincere and mean no harm, the exact opposite is the often outcome when we aren’t careful to lean and say what the Bible says.
At the Our Generation Training Center it is our goal to make sure each student has the necessary tools and know how so they can achieve their A.U.G. degree. I cannot think of anything worse than a missionary that knows all the right missions philosophy, can raise money to get the field, and is able to afford all the ministry projects that a missionary would take on but not be able to accurately interpret the Scriptures. At this moment I can’t think of single thing that surpasses the importance of knowing how to divide the Word of God. We take this job of being a missionary seriously here at the Our Generation Training Center and we think you should too.