June Thorne

When I started going to Contenders Bible School I learned a lot about things that I earlier knew little about, such as Anthropology, Hamartialogy, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Angelology, Pneumatology, false cults, apologetics, the attributes of God, the Calvinist and Armenian views of election, figures of speech in the Bible and more.

The first class I took was taught by Ron Sallee in 1997: Bibliology and How to Study the Bible. When I was 16 years old I had to quit school and get a job so my education was limited. That class was the hardest class of all that I took. But through it I learned about words and their meanings, figures of speech and much more. That class helped me want to know more of God and what God wants of me.

There were other classes that I took in 2002 on the Old Testament and New Testament. I cannot remember who taught them. In 2004 and 2006 Ken Ainsworth taught Bible Doctrine. I took this class twice and loved it and learned a lot. Vern Wilkinson taught the New Testament Survey class in 2008 so I took that again. I also sat in on the History of Christianity class taught by Ron Sallee and he had me write a paper on “Martyrs of the 20th Century.”

I wish that I had kept better records because there were other classes I took and I enjoyed them all. I am now 87 years old and I love Jesus more every day. He lives in me, loves me, keeps me and give me peace and joy. Nothing compares to a relationship with Jesus.