"If ever there was a time when we needed the best Christian thinkers to help us think through the tough questions we face, this is that time. Veritas International University is precisely for such a time as this. VIU faculty of scholars provide the finest of such training. For anyone considering studies in apologetics and its related disciplines, VIU is an institution at the forefront, worthy of that pursuit." ~ Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Author, Apologist, and Founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
"If you are looking for a Bible-based, Christ-centered, and apologetically oriented training, Veritas International University offers classes from some of the best teachers in the field in the country. At VIU your faith will be grounded in the inerrancy of Scripture and nurtured in a relationship with Christ that will be modeled after His example of humility and self-sacrifice…" ~ Dr. Norman Geisler, Author and Apologist
"As global apostasy continues to escalate, Veritas International University shines as a bastion of uncompromising biblical truth. VIU features Christ-exalting, Bible-based apologetics grounded in inerrant Scripture, led by a host of well-qualified faculty. I enthusiastically endorse and recommend VIU." ~ Dr. Ron Rhodes, Author, Apologist, President of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
Veritas, both the seminary and university, provide a refreshing alternative to much of contemporary Christian education, which sees maintaining respectability within the current secular culture as the best that Christianity can hope for. By contrast, Veritas is unashamed in its stance for Christian truth, letting the chips fall where they may. Without being confrontational or contentious, it calmly and firmly takes the full biblical message to be true, and conveys that truth to its students with integrity. At the same time, by taking an evidential and rational approach to the Christian faith, it is willing to put all the claims of Christianity under scrutiny so that students are not simply asked to blindly accept what they are taught. Students who graduate from Veritas can expect to have an informed, rationally grounded faith --- one that can stand up to the entire range of challenges that a secular, and increasingly hostile, culture will array against them. I heartily recommend Veritas as a place for students to be nurtured, grounded, and educated in the Christian faith.
~ Bill Dembski, author of The Design Inference and other books on intelligent design
“Whatever your course of study may be, by the time you complete your program at VIU you will have greatly enhanced your relationship, appreciation, and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Moreover, you should expect to see greater boldness and effectiveness in your ministry, evangelism, and defense of the faith. My hope and prayer is that your studies will help you intimately comprehend and experience the love God has for His people!” ~ Dr. Joseph Holden, President and co-founder of Veritas International University
“When I weighed my PhD options, I determined that Veritas International University (VIU) was the best fit for me. The VIU program’s flexibility and emphasis on excellence especially appealed to me. I was not disappointed. VIU scholars partnered with me in my academic pursuit of merging biblical studies with the material culture from the Land of the Bible, and included me in their institutional publications. I am grateful for VIU.” ~ Scott Stripling, VIU Graduate, PhD in Archaeology & Biblical History
"At VIU, professors such as Win Corduan, Norm Geisler, and Mark Hanna graciously invested time in me, helping me to articulate the Faith with clarity and confidence. As Nehemiah led the returned exiles in rebuilding their capital city, they met resistance from all around. That’s why Nehemiah stationed guards in the vulnerable spaces of the perimeter so that the work of rebuilding could go on unhindered. Similarly, as we find our Faith slandered from all around, we can be grateful for the Veritas team for standing guard so that the work of ministry can continue unhindered." ~ Daniel McCoy, PhD, MA in Christian Apologetics from VIU, Editorial Director at Renew.org, co-author (with Norman Geisler) of The Atheist's Fatal Flaw, General Editor of forthcoming Harvest Handbook of World Religions (Harvest House Publishers, 2020)
“Veritas International University is an amazing place where students are not only educated, they are also discipled. I earned two graduate degrees at VIU and God has granted me success for His glory. Since graduating from VIU I have started two Schools of Ministry in New Jersey – no small task! New Jersey ranks as one of the most hostile places in America towards Jesus Christ and His church. I can say with firm conviction that I could not have built either school without the training and education I received at VIU.” ~ Jason F., VIU Graduate
"I loved my time at VIU! My love for Jesus intensified as I learned more about Scripture. With my in-residence classes, the specially arranged courses and module courses provided flexibility to continue in-depth study of theology that fit my schedule. The small class size and online tools allowed me to maintain a connection with professors and fellow students. I would highly recommend VIU for their strong doctrine and dedicated teaching staff." ~ Petrina S., VIU Graduate
"After I became friends with Dr. Norm Geisler, he encouraged me several times to enroll at VIU. I ignored him for a year or more thinking, "Oh, that's what he says to every younger person he meets." But he convinced me that this was where the action was at.... VIU has that vitality that comes with newness. As for discipleship, men left their fishing nets and homes to follow Jesus around for intense learning sessions. What would that translate into today? Find the best teachers you can find and follow them as they follow Christ. I enrolled at VIU because I wanted that same unique blend of Bible, theology, classical apologetics, and philosophy that made Dr. Geisler such a powerful apologist. And VIU uses his books and inherited a lot of his thinking and spirit. After I read The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible by Drs. Holden and Geisler, I realized VIU was a serious school with a powerful and important message for the world to hear. I enrolled and only regret that I didn't do it sooner." ~ Christopher H., VIU Graduate Student and Senior Editor of Bastion Books
"As the church stumbles wide into apostasy turning the Word of God into a buffet of extraction, with added seasonings of pagan influence, VIU stands as a beacon for the remnant- A place established in uncompromised truth of the inerrant Word of God. Before any substantial, effective apologetic may be given, a proper understanding of the Creator is essential. VIU offers a foundation that provides a clear, focused lens in which to study the Word of God, grow in a personal relationship with Jesus, and discern the ever-advancing deception. The knowledge I’ve gained at VIU has further validated a steadfast peace that the Word of God in its entirety can be fully trusted, as well as sown an even deeper compassion in me for the lost and the straying church." ~ Alana A., Doctor of Ministry in Christian Apologetics (Class of 2020)
“What I love most about VIU is their stand on the full inerrancy of Scripture. Instead of following the latest so-called critical-liberal trends or trying to be novel in some aspect of theology, VIU makes it a priority to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). “I love Veritas! Humble teachers… premillennial… dispensational… Thomistic in philosophy… personally, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.” ~ Shawn N., VIU Graduate and current DMin student
"If you’re looking for a Bible based, philosophically inclined, evangelically focused place of study, consider VIU. I have completed an MA in Christian Apologetics and found Veritas to be very well-rounded. It is academically rigorous, particularly in its commitment to ‘getting underneath’ theological and worldview differences to assess them at their philosophical foundations; at the same time, it is deeply committed to the authority of Scripture and the spiritual growth and development of its students. Dr. Holden and his colleagues are not only leaders in their respective disciplines, they are also great teachers, mentors and friends. For these reasons and more, I am unreserved in my endorsement of Veritas and commend it to anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of God and mature their faith." ~ David D., VIU Graduate
"Being a Veritas student was one of the most challenging, yet rewarding times of my life. The core classes are robust, providing a worldview foundation for defending the faith; and, the M.Div. track opened my eyes to the diverse practical applications of Systematic Theology in a Church ministry context. I highly recommend this school to anyone that is serious about serving in ministry." ~ Simon W., VIU Graduate
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