Properly Defining Sola Scriptura

By Tim Hegg

It was early in the afternoon. Once again I was sitting next to Mr. H’s bed in his home, but this time we were not talking as usual. Mr. H loved to talk, but now he was silent. I had visited with him many times in the past months as he battled the cancer that was slowly taking his life. He had contracted mesothelioma, lung cancer that was the result of breathing in asbestos. For years during his Navy career as a pipe fitter, he had wrapped himself in asbestos cloth while welding in the cramped quarters of a ship’s hold. That was the common procedure in those days—no one knew that breathing asbestos fibers would kill them. In fact, asbestos was thought to be the perfect shield against the burning sparks of the welder’s torch.


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Tim Hegg

President / Instructor

Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.