Veritas & Accreditation
It is all too common nowadays for Christian workers to ask whether a theological institution is accredited. In some sense this is understandable: no one wants to sign up with a "diploma mill." However, it must be stressed that accreditation does not guarantee good theological and biblical training. One only has to glance at the polls of today's pastors to see that doctrine and biblical exposition are viewed as of little value for the ministry by many seminary-trained pastors, missionaries and Christian workers.
In our opinion (and it is shared by many on the faculties of accredited seminaries), accreditation is an expensive and futile attempt to gain the world's approval (not to mention funding). A generation ago, virtually no Bible college or seminary was accredited. Truly, if one is to be trained as a scientist, nurse, or lawyer, it is necessary to have an accredited degree. But God's truth is not the world's province. It belongs to the Church, and we firmly believe that it should not have an outrageous price-tag appended to it.
Veritas School of Theology is not accredited. It exists to provide solid training to all at a fraction of the price available elsewhere. At the same time, it is our determination to accrue endorsements from academicians for our courses and to develop a well-earned reputation for academic rigor and quality. This was Martyn Lloyd-Jones' opinion of a seminary and it is ours.
Therefore, Veritas is not for everyone. If you must have an accredited degree you should look elsewhere. But if accreditation is not an issue to you, you should try Veritas! We are not for those who wish to climb career ladders. We exist for those who want to use the Lord's money wisely while coming to know His Truth.