Forest Bible Institute believes church and state should be separate; therefore, at this time, Forest Bible Institute does not have regional accreditation. Our position is, there is no such thing as federal or state certification of a Bible school, for the civil government has no authority to regulate religious training or what certificates we issue.

Some religious organizations believe the state and church can be independent, and others believe religion and state are one in the same. We happen to believe, with religious education, the church and state should be autonomous. (Mark 12:17). As we consider politics should be separate from religion, so too should Christian institutes be exempt rather than regionally accredited.