Doctrine Series

The Bible is mostly narrative. That is the simplest form of communication, one that all can understand. Doctrinal teachings in the Bible are complex, like their Author. Are you ready to grapple with some of the deeper teachings of Scripture? Renowned authors will unpack the most difficult of teachings in this 10 course curriculum in a very dynamic and understandable way that will transform your understanding.


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Bible Doctrines, Part 1

“All Scripture . . . is profitable for doctrine . . .” (2 Timothy 3:16). This 2-part course will guide you through a topical study of the major teachings (doctrines) of Scripture, referencing many relevant verses and passages relating to each doctrine. With an open Bible and an open heart, you will indeed profit from learning what the Scripture teaches about itself, God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in Part 1, and angels, man, sin, salvation, the church, and future events in Part 2.

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Bible Doctrines, Part 2

“All Scripture . . . is profitable for doctrine . . .” (2 Timothy 3:16). This 2-part course will guide you through a topical study of the major teachings (doctrines) of Scripture, referencing many relevant verses and passages relating to each doctrine. With an open Bible and an open heart, you will indeed profit from learning what the Scripture teaches about itself, God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in Part 1, and angels, man, sin, salvation, the church, and future events in Part 2.  

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3.

Perfect Person, Perfect Work

Jesus Christ is the central Person of the Bible. He is mentioned from the beginning to the end, and is at the center of God’s purposes. Man can only be forgiven of their sins through faith in Christ. God only saves man on the basis of Christ's work on the cross. It is important, therefore, to understand the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. This course is designed to give you an overview of what the Bible teaches about this wonderful Person.

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4.

The Holy Spirit at Work

There are two extreme attitudes today regarding the subject of the Holy Spirit. One of those disregards Him almost entirely, substituting a religious ritual or an ecclesiastical machine that functions regardless of any spiritual power. The other attitude places an unwarranted stress on the operation of the Holy Spirit at the expense of the written Word of God and true Christian sobriety. One extreme expressed itself in frigid formalism, the other in fervent fanaticism.

In this course, the Bible is studied to present the truth concerning the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter whom the Father has sent to dwell with us and to be in us (John 14:16).

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5.

God's Word is Truth

Can you trust the Bible? There are many voices raised against it. It's reliability, accuracy, authority, and inspiration have all been called into question. This course is designed to help you understand that the Bible is trustworthy in all matters of faith and life; to know that God's Word is Truth!

The fact of the divine inspiration of the Word of God is the basis of all teaching from its holy pages. As a result, this has been attacked severely in the past 200 years by rationalism, modernism, and other forms of skepticism. Today the assault continues undiminished and is found in places and circles long noted for their adherence to the verbal inspiration of the inerrant word of God. In this course, several lines of evidence are provided to support the inspiration and reliability of the Bible.

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6.

The Lord's Supper and Baptism

The Lord’s Supper, also known as Communion or the Eucharist, was given to us by the Lord Jesus Himself. “This do,” He said, “in remembrance of Me.” This study will help you to learn more about this memorial feast and make it more precious to you.

Baptism! Few subjects have caused more concern or more controversy. This should warn us that this course is going to take us into some of the thornier passages of the New Testament! But that should not deter us. Many of the problems will tend to vanish when passages are studied in the light of their contexts and in the light of other Scriptures dealing with the theme.

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7.

Christ Loved the Church

When people think of the church, they tend to think of the vast organized system of religion that began to develop a century after the apostolic era. Under Emperor Constantine, Christianity flourished throughout the Roman Empire as a state religion (starting AD 312). Today, the church is represented by a wide range of religious bodies throughout the world. But is this what is meant by “the church” in the New Testament? What is God’s view of the church? How was it originally structured and organized? How should it function in today’s society?

To some, the ideas and concepts discussed here will be new, even revolutionary. Others will recognize a pattern with which they have long been familiar. All will be challenged to comply with God’s Word on this vital topic.

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8.

Principles of Biblical Interpretation

How can we accurately interpret the Word of God? What is the text saying, and why is it included in scripture? If we want to know God better, we need to understand His book and His intent for our lives.

This course lays out 28 principles regarding Biblical interpretation. The end goal when applying these principles: What did God, through the author, intend to say? May this course be a foundation from which you can better understand God’s letter to humanity, and be transformed by it.

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9.

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Rightly—"straight." Dividing—"cut." In other words, to discern correctly, to accurately understand God's written revelation. This study will help you to gain insight into the differences between Jew, Gentile, and the Church of God, the two natures of the believer, the seven dispensations, and other doctrines that will enhance your appreciation of God's Word and work.

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10.

Securely Saved, and Sure of It!

God has made it very clear in His Word that the salvation He provides through Christ is eternally secure. He also wants the believer to be confident of this fact and to live in light of it.

This study sets out what believers in Christ can know for certain about both their present standing and their future inheritance in Christ. It presents the basis for believing that salvation is as secure as God’s promises, and it explains how the enjoyment of assurance of salvation impacts our daily walk with God.

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