Body, Mind, & Spirit


Theologos Accreditation

We believe in the separation of Church and State therefore we don’t seek recognition from secular accreditation authorities. There is secular education and there is religious education. Secular schools seek secular accreditation, and bible schools receive biblical accreditation—each by their own peers. Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees. Secular accreditation associations in turn are recognized by governmental agencies. Religious accrediting associations are recognized by the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, which has no supreme central office on earth. Our authority is derived directly from Heaven. Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction. The State is not superior to the Church. The Church need not wait for approval from the secular world. Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God. Theological Seminaries should not 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," indicated by Christ when He said, "...Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's..." (Mark 12:17). What business does a Christian educator have going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgement when II Cor. 6:14 clearly tells us, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?" A Christian educational institution securing accreditation from an association which is attached to a governmental agency is a Scripturally condemned and unholy union as James 4:4 says, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?" Theologos School of Ministry, in accordance with the inspired teaching of the Bible, has chosen not to seek endorsement from government agencies. 

Theologos School of Ministry is not accredited with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).  Although some local South African universities and other learning institutions  may accept our courses, there is no guarantee that this will always be the case.