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Student Downloads


Go to the website-

Click DOWNLOAD and follow the instructions- clicking YES when asked.

Once downloaded, click the E-SWORD icon and open the program for the first time.

On the menu bar at the top, find and click DOWNLOAD. A drop down menu will appear.

Click COMMENTARIES. I downloaded the following:

Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

John Darby’s Synopsis of the Bible

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentary

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament

Scofield’s Reference Notes – Use this url, not e-Sword:

Summarized Bible (Keith L. Brooks)

The Treasury of David (C. H. Spurgeon)

Vincent’s Word Studies

Return to your e-sword program menu bar at the top, find and click DOWNLOAD then click. A drop down menu will appear. Click DICTIONARIES. I downloaded the following:

Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Fausset’s Bible Dictionary

Hitchcock’s Bible Names

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

King James Concordance

King James Dictionary

Nave’s Topical Bible

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

Torrey’s New Topical Textbook

Noah Webster’s Dictionary of American English

DISCLAIMER: We may not agree with every conclusion in these commentaries and resources, but we can eat the fish and spit out the bones: Below are websites supporting e-Sword you can also download other modules from that I highly recommend:

Bible Support:

Be sure to bet the Annotated Bible by Arno Gaebelein from Bible support above-

Also visit Doctor Dave:

Another commentary I like a lot is the “Believers Bible Commentary” by Dr. William MacDonald. Although it is based on the NKJV- a version we believe to be corrupt- it’s notes are generally well worth considering:

You may also wish to familiarize yourself with our PMI Links page for more great Bible teaching from sound doctrinal perspectives:

Categories: Bible Study, Misc, PMI Info

Are all “unaccredited” Bible colleges and ministry training schools – DIPLOMA MILLS?

October 27, 2015 1 comment


Secular accreditation has become nothing more than educational idolatry (Ex. 20:3). Today this intimidation is so polarizing, even Christians are afraid to attend a fundamentally sound Bible school the government hasn’t endorsed.  Please consider this question my friend: Is “Caesar’s” sanction the criteria necessary for God to tell us well done thou good and faithful servant Matt. 25:21), or is there something else?

Accreditation was an issue in Christ’s day, and His ministry was never fully legitimized because He refused to submit Himself to those in charge of granting it: When (Christ) was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority  (Matthew 21:23)? What these self proclaimed authorities were saying is this: “Look here Jesus. Since you didn’t receive your training from a school we endorse, your education and your credentials are worthless.”  

The PMI Center for Biblical Studies has been involved in distance Bible and Ministry training to prisoners since 1981. From the outset, our desire has been to provide the highest quality theological training possible by alternative distance educational means. Sadly, when phantom accusations are aimed at reputable schools, a response is often necessary. One catchphrase often used to marginalize and stigmatize the integrity of the off campus model of theological education is to arbitrarily label the school a diploma mill.

Diploma mills originated with magazine ads offering degrees in a variety of subjects for a specific amount of money. Pay the money, receive the degree irrespective of work or merit. Today a variety of these degrees are available online in about twenty-four hours or so. That is not what is happening in most off campus Bible training programs I’m aware of and those who accuse these fine schools of being diploma mills either don’t know what the term means or are simply operating from an agenda that allows them to misrepresent the term in order to accomplish their objectives.

The fact is, Christian education by correspondence isn’t new. It was actually one of the favored methods the Apostle Paul employed for equipping the saints with the vital doctrines and duties accompanying the Christian faith during the first century.

I am happy to report the Pauline off-campus model reappeared several years ago in response to growing numbers of men and women desiring an education but unable to relocate to classroom settings. Sadly, instead of applauding the “university without walls” in its effort to provide alternative educational opportunities for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, the movement has been met with unkind and unwarranted criticism* from institutional protectionists angered with these schools for refusing their unbiblical man-made accreditation.

Today while the future of  “traditional” college is being debated, distance learning has proven to be a viable means of education through the following triad of evidences: The first can be clearly seen in the development of the self-study process. Quantum advances in technology and information storage and delivery systems now offer students- around the clock and around the world- quality scholarship and study opportunities via the computer and the internet in the comfort of their own home.

The second evidence comes from its growing- and may I say prominent- list of proponents. A quick Google search reveals Government agencies, small and large businesses, home-schoolers, the military, secular universities, and Christian colleges and seminaries are all scrambling to incorporate distance study alternatives into their overall mission strategies. When reporting on this trend, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: “All across the country, going to college is acquiring a whole new meaning as higher education undergoes a virtual transformation, one that some predict will make traditional campuses the dinosaurs of the digital age.” Interestingly, that excerpt appeared in an article from their July 20, 1998 edition.

Finally, and perhaps most compelling, are the products of these distance education programs: the graduates. Nowhere has this been more of a blessing than in the Christian community. Thanks to the visionary efforts of many conservative off-campus Bible schools like the PMI Center for Biblical Studies and Calvary Christian College and Seminary, hundreds of thousands of evangelists, pastors and Bible teachers who probably would not have been trained- have been armed for  battle in a field glutted by agnostics, skeptics and liberals (who incidentally all graduated with impressive degrees from “accredited” schools) and now are fully equipped to earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3).

Now in all honesty, who would benefit most by accusing, opposing, and ultimately eliminating these schools, my friend (Rev. 12:9-10)?

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Categories: PMI Info

Welcome to the PMI Center for Biblical Studies

POB 177 – Battle Creek, MI 49016-0177 – (269) 282-9381

“An Independent, Fundamental, King James Bible Teaching Christian school offering College and Seminary level courses in Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Christian Ed, Counseling (Nouthetic), Creation, Ministry, Prophecy, Religious Ed, Scofield Bible, and Theology thru distance education since 1981”


Our website:
Please visit and follow our PMI CENTER BLOG

since 2008 when we launched our Assoc Evangelist
Training and Licensing Program

We are praying all these decisions for Christ will become disciples of Christ!

How long can a man


without hope, and without a friend?

Let’s face the facts . . .

Prisons are colleges for crime!

  • FACT: There are over 2 million prisoners currently attending these schools!
  • FACT: Criminal skills are taught to willing students by seasoned cons
  • FACT: 95% of all “students” will eventually “graduate” to walk the streets of America
    better trained with improved skills
  • FACT: Prisoners that are abandoned by their family and friends seek companionship within the seedy prison elements that by default are prepared to totally radicalize them!

Consider this

  • American penitentiaries are breeding grounds for concentrated forces of evil
  • 85%- or more- of America’s prisoners– have no relationship with Jesus           Christ
  • Increasing numbers of prison administrations are opposing Christian ministries while becoming favorable toward Islam
  • Biblically ignorant prisoners are being recruited by gangs, cultists, and Islamists- at alarming rates!
  • Chaplains that should be preaching and teaching the Word of God are forsaking Christ to become ecumenical religious facilitators
  • Sodomy is occurring more frequently amongst professing Christian prisoners
  • Prison rehabilitation is a $60 BILLION dollar scam! Of the 95% of PRISONERS that will one day be released, 75% will be back in prison within 48 months! (read more)

Government or God?

Through the years it has become painfully evident: Government programs costing billions of dollars haven’t worked. God’s program does work because it is Bible based. We know from over 30 years of contending for the faith (Jude 1:3) that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). That’s why the PMI Center chose in 1981 to provide life-changing TUITION-FREE distance Bible college level studies to prisoners in eight proven study program tracks (see Courses above menu) : Apologetics (2 years Biblical – Creationism), Biblical Studies (6 years), Nouthetic Counseling (2 years), Pastoral and Evangelism Ministry (2 years), Prophecy (Jack Van Impe- 2 years), Religious Ed (1 year ), Scofield Bible (2 years), and Theology (1 year PhD option from Calvary Christian Seminary).  All are soundly fundamental in doctrine (we use the Authorized King James Bible), practical in structure, and underwritten exclusively by the generous freewill offerings of those who believe in what we’re doing and support us. We’re proud to say that many of our 26,000 students have received their diplomas from PMI and degrees from our co-op colleges and have gone on to become devoted evangelists, pastors, teachers, counselors, church ministry workers, and all-around exemplary Christians. If you or an incarcerated loved one would like information on enrollment, please download the following Intro Pack with Application explaining everything:

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR PRISONERS AND NON-PRISONERS – Write and request the first of 8 in the Foundations of Theology prerequisite study project!

Recommendations from students:

I thank God daily for you and the truths that you teach. I will take them into the ministry with me and teach them to the church of God without apology and without compromise. I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity that God has given me to learn and grow in my faith and in God’s Word through PMI under your leadership. May God bless you always. Curtis Fairchild (South Bay, FL).

Brothers and sisters, PMI teaches God’s Word verbatim, the studies have enlightened me, uplifted me, encouraged me, edified me, qualified me, and called me to a higher calling in Christ Jesus. Waiting for the trumpet blast. Steven Collins, 2 Tim 1:7-8 (Springfield, TN).

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My goal when I get out of here is to work with prison ministry. I have seen first hand now how much of a presence Satan has in a prison. Learning has never been so interesting. Your lessons have given me a new look at things I have read many times before. James George (Ayer, MA)

Recommendations from well known friends:


LUTHER RICE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY: After a thorough review of our courses, we received the following response from the President of Luther Rice College & Seminary, the undisputed pioneer in distance education:

Dear. Dr. Johnston, Thank you for the follow-up letter of October 3. I did, indeed, receive the materials you sent and found them quite impressive. Of all the ministries that I have written, yours comes closest to what I was hoping to find.

When I am advised of students who are looking for high quality theological education but are unable to meet the financial requirements of Luther Rice Seminary, I will certainly recommend Promise Ministries.

Again, thank you for your concern and for the good work that you are doing.

In Him, J.M. Kinnebrew, Th.D.
Luther Rice Seminary

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR PRISONERS AND NON-PRISONERS – Write and request the first of 8 in the Foundations of Theology prerequisite study project!

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