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BIBLE COURSES

 

BI-114 – Epistles of John

   The epistles of 1 John, 2 John and 3 John are examined in their historical context.  The authorship and main themes of the text are studied with emphasis being placed on major doctrinal references and practical application.

 

BI-121 – Elementary Greek

   This is an introductory course to the Greek language.  The Greek alphabet and basic rules of grammar are primary areas of study.

 

BI-122 – Ephesians

   The authorship and main themes of the epistle are studied in relation to their historical context and doctrinal importance.

 

BI-123 – The Life of Christ

   Christ’s life is examined in detail.  His travel, miracles, and parables are all examined as historical fact.  The accounts of the crucifixion and the resurrection are given particular attention.

 

BI-124 – Epistle of James

   The authorship and main themes of the epistle are studied in relation to their historical context and doctrinal importance.  Practical application for the modern church is also emphasized.

 

BI-131 – The Tabernacle

   This is a detailed study of the Tabernacle.  The design, construction materials, and the furniture of the Tabernacle are studied as spiritual types and symbols.  The priests’ labor and service at the Tabernacle are also studied for significance.

 

BI-132 – Song of Solomon

            The authorship and historical setting are studied in their relation to the proper interpretation of the text.  Main themes, doctrinal issues and practical application are also examined.

 

BI-133 – Old Testament Survey

   This course gives a basic overview of the books of the Old Testament.  Each book is briefly studied to reveal its importance in the canon of Scripture.

 

BI-134 – Brides and Women of the Bible

   Significant women in the biblical narrative are studied for their historical and typical significance.  The lives of Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Miriam, Ruth and Mary are several of the main figures who are closely studied in this course.

 

BI-143 – 1 and 2 Peter

   Peter’s authorship is examined as well as the main themes of his epistles.  The epistles are examined to provide doctrinal teachings as they compare to other biblical texts, and are studied to determine the importance of practical application from Peter’s writings.

 

BI-170 – General Epistles

   The course provides a survey of the general epistles.  The theme, historical context, and spiritual applications for each book are discussed.

 

BI-213 – Spiritual Gifts

   The course provides a detailed study of the spiritual gifts that are distributed to believers by the Holy Spirit.  Detailed discussion is made of the misuse of spiritual gifts, and a special emphasis is placed on assisting students in finding their own spiritual gifts.

 

BI-214 – Colossians

   The authorship and main themes of the epistle are studied in relation to their historical context and doctrinal importance.  Gnostic teaching is examined as it relates to the epistle.

 

BI-215 – Jude

   The book of Jude is examined for its historical value and for its spiritual qualities.  Problematic passages are discussed in detail in comparison with other portions of applicable Scripture.

 

BI-223 – Habakkuk

   The text is examined for its significance in relation to Israel’s history and for its typical significance to the Church.  Habakkuk’s authorship and style of writing is studied as well.

 

BI-224 – Hebrews I

   Authorship of the epistle is a topic of study as is the doctrinal importance of the text as it relates to Jesus.  The first six chapters of the epistle as studied with a careful examination of problematic passages.

 

BI-225 – Hebrews II

   Through the study of the epistle’s last seven chapters students will discuss the doctrinal themes as well as the practical applications of the text.

 

BI-234 – Judges

   The book is studied for its historical value and primarily for its spiritual context.  The lives of each judge in examined with particular interest being placed on judges that are not as well-known.

 

BI-238 – Jeremiah and Lamentations

   The life of the prophet Jeremiah and the events surrounding his life are discussed in detail.  His prophecies are discussed as well as his sorrowful poem, Lamentations.

 

BI-242 – Leviticus

            The levitical law is examined for its historical and spiritual significance to the nation of Israel.  Typology of the levitical services is studied for its significance to the Church.

 

BI-244 – 1 and 2 Thessalonians

   The epistles are studied for historical value and spiritual significance.  The text is examined for doctrinal themes and practical application.

 

BI-289 – Kings and Chronicles

   A historical study is made of the lives of the kings of Judah and the kings of Israel.  Their influence on biblical history is closely examined.

 

BI-290 – 1 Corinthians I

   The historical setting and the authorship are discussed as well as the spiritual value to the Church.  The first eight chapters of the text are examined in detail.

 

BI-291 – 1 Corinthians II

   This study continues to examine the book of 1 Corinthians.  The last eight chapters of the text are examined in detail.

 

BI-301 – Harmony of the Gospels

   The similarities and differences of the Gospel accounts are given particular interest in this course of study.  The various personalities of the Gospel writers and the different audiences to whom the men wrote are discussed to gain insight into the Gospel accounts.

 

BI-313 – 1 Timothy

   The epistle is studied as a handbook for pastoral service.  Practical applications are studied as they relate to the minister but also as they relate to the layman.  Significant doctrinal passages are compared to other passages in the New Testament.

 

BI-314 – Philippians

   Authorship, historical importance, and doctrinal themes are studied.  The theme of Christian joy is examined as it is found in the epistle.

 

BI-323 – Proverbs

   Practical application is sought from a study of the book of Proverbs.  The text is studied as a compilation of Israel’s wisdom that originated primarily from the pen of Solomon.

 

BI-333 – Acts I

   The book of Acts is studied as a historical narrative detailing the beginning of the early church.  Doctrinal issues are studied in relation to the church and the principle of world missions is a primary area of study.  The lives of Peter, John, and Phillip are examined through references in the book of Acts.

 

BI-334 – Isaiah

   A basic overview of the book of Isaiah is given with emphasis being placed on the prophetic references to Israel and to Christ.

 

BI-342 – Acts II

   This is a continuation of Acts I.  Important doctrinal topics are studied as well as the life of Paul.

 

BI-344 – Revelation I

   An introduction to the book is given with an examination of authorship and historical value being made.  The first three chapters are studied as they relate to literally churches and as a prophetic calendar of the church age.  The various methods of interpreting the book are also examined.

 

BI-351 – The Gospel of John

            The life of John is examined and his Gospel is studied for its major doctrinal contributions.  Practical spiritual application of the Gospel is made through a thematic study.

 

BI-412 – Revelation II

   The course is a verse-by-verse study of chapter four through chapter twelve.  Proper interpretation of the text is given and improper interpretations of the text are also examined.

 

BI-413 – Job

   The life of Job is examined for practical application and historical value.  The text is studied to analyze major themes and doctrinal value.

 

BI-415 – Revelation III

   The course is a verse-by-verse study of chapter thirteen through chapter twenty-two.  Proper interpretation of the text is given and improper interpretations of the text are also examined.

 

BI-422 – Daniel

   Authorship, historical value, and practical applications are sought from a study of the text.  Particular emphasis is placed on the prophetic teachings and on the life of Daniel.

 

BI-423 – Ecclesiastes

   Solomon’s authorship is authenticated and practical applications from the text are studied as they relate to the theme of vanity.  Doctrinal themes are studied as they relate to the canon of Scripture.

 

BI-424 – Romans I

   Pauline authorship is examined as well as the historical context of the epistle.  The first eight chapters are studied for major doctrinal importance.  Justification, sin, and redemption are some of the main themes that are examined. 

 

BI-433 – Galatians

   Authorship, historical value and practical application are examined.  Emphasis is placed on doctrinal themes with a special study being made on the issue of legalism.

 

BI-434 – Romans II

   The course continues the study of the epistle to the Romans.  Chapters nine through sixteen are studied for doctrinal importance.

 

BI-442 – 2 Timothy

   Practical application of the epistle is studied as it relates to the pastoral ministry.  The fact that this was Paul’s last epistle included in the canon is given special examination.

 

BI-443 – New Testament Survey

   This course gives a basic overview of the books of the New Testament.  Each book is briefly studied to reveal its importance in the canon of Scripture.

 

BI-511 – Great Men of the Bible

   The lives of Adam, Abraham, Moses, David, and Solomon are examined to gain spiritual insight and to gain an understanding of their impact on the history of Israel and the world.

 

BI-522 – The Gift of Tongues

   The controversial doctrine of tongues is discussed through a thorough examination of the Scripture.  Glossolalia is also examined through a discussion of relevant history.

 

BI-523 – Nehemiah

   The Old Testament book is studied as a historical text and as a book containing an example of spiritual revival.  Important examples of major Christian doctrine are also examined.

 

BI-533 – Parables

   The parables of Christ are studied for spiritual application and for doctrinal teaching.  Special emphasis is given to parables relating to end times.

 

BI-534 – Joshua

   Joshua’s life is examined for its historical and spiritual value.  The inspired text is also studied for its historical and spiritual merit.

 

BI-542 – Typology I

   The student is provided with an understanding of the significance of biblical typology and a working ability to properly interpret typology.

 

BI-612 – Prophecy

   The major prophecies of the Bible are examined to prove accuracy and authenticity.  End time prophecies and previously fulfilled prophecies are given particular study.

 

BI-614 – Ecclesiology

   The doctrine of the Church is examined to provide the student with an understanding of the purpose of the Church’s existence.  The importance of the local assembly of believers is given special emphasis.

 

BI-621 – Psalm I

   The first fifty chapters of the book of Psalms are examined for doctrinal significance and for practical spiritual application.

 

BI-622 – Typology II

            Major instances of biblical typology are examined for doctrinal significance and for practical spiritual application.

 

BI-632 – Psalm II

   Chapters fifty-one through chapter one hundred of the book of Psalms are examined for doctrinal significance and for practical spiritual application.

 

BI-641 – Psalm III

   The last fifty chapters of the book of Psalms are examined for doctrinal significance and for practical spiritual application.

 

BI-642 – Baptist Distinctives

   The biblical doctrines of the Baptist believers are examined.  Comparison is made to other denominational groups to show the distinct beliefs held only by the Baptists.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

 

GE-101 – Biblical Geography

   The geography of the biblical lands is identified and is examined for its influence on the historical events of the biblical narrative.

 

GE-113 – Canon of the Bible

   The course provides a detailed history of the King James Bible.  Emphasis is put on the organization and canonization of the Bible, and the lives of important historical individuals are studied as they relate to the translation of the Bible.

 

GE-121 – English I -- Grammar

   This is a basic class discussing grammar and sentence structure.  The basic rules of the English language are studied.

 

GE-122 – English II -- Composition

   This class is a discussion of the basics of composition.  The course prepares the student to complete the doctrinal thesis required in the Bachelor program.

 

GE-123 – Bible Manners and Customs

   The customs of the Middle East are examined as they relate to the biblical account.  Customs of marriage, death, and daily life are closely studied.

 

GE-133 – Development of a Scriptural Home

   God’s plan for the home is examined through a detailed study of the role and responsibilities of each individual in the family.  Methods of creating a successful marriage are discussed in detail.

 

GE-134 – Christian Parenting

   The course provides Scriptural guidance for Christian parents.  Biblical examples of godly parents are studied as well as the examples of ungodly parents.  The course provides practical advice for parents.

 

GE-231 – Speech

   The course provides a basic knowledge of proper speech techniques.  The basic skills of addressing a congregation, getting and retaining a crowd’s attention, and clearly delivering a message are taught through the course.

 

GE-241 – Revival

   The course provides an account of biblical revivals and requirements of seeing a spiritual revival.  Important historical revivals are briefly examined for their spiritual example. 

 

GE-341 – Evolution and Creation

   The doctrine of creation is studied in relation to the false teaching of evolution.  The biblical teaching of creation is given validation through the Scriptures while the teaching of evolution is refuted through an examination of history, Scripture, and science.

 

GE-470 – Christian Literary Classics I

   The course provides the student with the opportunity to study several of the great literary works of Christian writers.

 

GE-471 – Christian Literary Classics II

   The course provides the student with the opportunity to study several of the great literary works of Christian writers.

 

GE-472 – Christian Literary Classics III

   The course provides the student with the opportunity to study several of the great literary works of Christian writers.

HISTORY COURSES

 

HI-201- Baptist History I

   A discussion of the origin of the Baptists is made by tracing similar Baptist beliefs through church history.  The importance of believer’s baptism by immersion is stressed.  The course discusses the period from the day of Pentecost to the pre-Reformation period.

 

HI-202 – Baptist History II

   The history of the Baptist from the Reformation until the present is discussed with special emphasis being placed on the doctrine of believer’s baptism by immersion.  Important historical figures are studied for their significance.

 

HI-270 – History of Hymns I

   The historical setting surrounding the writing of a variety of Christian hymns is examined as well as the spiritual value taken from each hymn.

 

HI-271 – History of Hymns II

   The historical setting surrounding the writing of a variety of Christian hymns is examined as well as the spiritual value taken from each hymn.

 

HI-301 – Revivals in History

   Great religious movements from the early church to the modern church are discussed for historical and spiritual influence.  Major personalities of each revival are discussed.

 

HI-302 – Christian Biography

The lives of influential Christians are studied to provide insight into their effectiveness in ministry.  The historical events surrounding their lives are examined to provide added insight.

 

HI-332 – American History

   American history is examined through a Christian perspective.  The lives of major historical individuals are examined for their influence on Christianity in America.

 

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

 

PT-111 – Homiletics

   Basic principles of preaching and teaching in an orderly and structured manner are thoroughly discussed.  Basic techniques in creating outlines and basic sermon structure are closely examined.

 

PT-112 – Hermeneutics I

   The course gives the student a basic understanding of the proper technique of studying the Scriptures.  Basic principles of Bible study are examined as is the importance of the Bible.

 

PT-211 – Hermeneutics II

   This is a continuing study of the principles necessary to properly interpret the Bible. 

 

PT-200 – Concentrated Evangelism

   The student is introduced to basic principles of evangelism in a variety of settings such as tent meetings, the bus ministry, vacation bible school, jail ministries, and ministry to the elderly.

 

PT-221 – Christian Counseling

   The course introduces the student to the proper techniques and procedures of competent Christian counseling.  The work of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible are stressed as essential for successful counseling.

 

PT-281 – Basics of Church Music

   The course provides the student with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of music.  Basic techniques of choral directing are practiced and the role of music in church services is discussed.

 

PT-290 – Basic Discipleship

   The need to disciple new believers is seen through the course study.  The student will learn how to teach the new convert basic principles of the Christian life.

 

PT-299 – Spiritual Music

   The course provides the student with basic knowledge of proper selection of spiritual music for personal worship and for a worship service.  Different styles of music are closely examined for spiritual value.

 

PT-311 – Marriage and Divorce

   God’s divine institute of marriage is examined in light of the biblical teaching.  All biblical passages dealing with divorce are also examined to teach God’s complete plan for the covenant of marriage.

 

PT-322 – Cults and False Religions

   The course exposes the false teaching and heresies among false religions such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, and the teachings of Islam.  False teaching among supposed Christian groups is also examined.

 

PT-400 Practical Tips for the Pastor

            Basic practical knowledge for the pastor is discussed in detail.  The course provides basic techniques for pastoral visitation, proper attire, and interaction with the congregation.

 

PT-411 – Personal Evangelism

   The principles of explaining the Christian faith to others is taught through the course.  Basic methods and techniques of personal evangelism are revealed through practical examples and Scriptural teaching.

 

PT-414 – Missions

   Biblical teaching concerning world missions is studied as it applies to the modern church.  The purpose, methods, and the financing of mission works is examined for practical application.

 

PT-441 – Pastoral Administration

   The course introduces the student to basic duties of a pastor such as baptism services, funerals, weddings, communion services, basic church finances, Sunday school programs, operating the bus ministry, and church discipline.

 

PT-521 – Pastoral Problems

   The student is presented with a variety of problems that the typical pastor will face during the course of the ministry, and a proper biblical response to each problem is presented. 

 

THEOLOGY COURSES

 

TH-101 – Doctrinal Studies I

   The course provides a basic introductory study of the doctrines of Bibliology, Theology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, and Anthropology.

 

TH-102 – Doctrinal Studies II

            The course provides a basic introductory study of the doctrines of Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

 

TH-141 – The Spirit World

   The origin of angels and demons is examined through the biblical account.  The current and future influence and actions of these supernatural beings is also examined through the biblical narrative.

 

TH-144 – The Second Coming

   The prophecies concerning the return of Jesus Christ are studied to gain a greater insight into the current responsibilities of the Church.

 

TH-212 – Dispensational Truth I

   The Bible is studied as a book of different dispensational periods.  The edenic, antediluvian, postdiluvian, patriarchal, and legal dispensations are discussed in depth.

 

TH-222 – Dispensational Truth II

   The ecclesiastical and messianic dispensations are discussed along with the prophecies leading up to these two time periods.

 

TH-232 – Prayer

   The basic principles of prayer and the biblical examples of prayer are examined through the course.  The lives of great men and women of prayer are examined as a practical example.

 

TH-243 – The Blood

   The importance of blood sacrifices in the Old Testament is examined in comparison to the blood of Jesus that was offered as an atonement for sinners.

 

TH-312 – Systematic Theology

   The course provides a detailed study of the doctrines of Bibliology, Theology, Pneumatology, and Eschatology.

 

TH-321 – Christology

   The doctrine of Jesus Christ is examined through a study of His preexistence, life, ministry, and future role as King of Kings.

 

TH-324 – Bible Doctrines I

Specific doctrines are studied through a biblical perspective.  The doctrines of creation, heaven, hell, and demons are some of the doctrines discussed in this course.

 

TH-331 – Bible Doctrines II

   Specific doctrines are studied through a biblical perspective.  The doctrines of election, predestination, propitiation, sanctification and glorification are some of the doctrines discussed in this class.

 

TH-451 – Nature and Attributes of God

   The nature and the various attributes of God are discussed to give a greater understanding of God.

 

TH-489 – Authority and Interpretation

   The course presents the Bible as the final authority in matters of the believer’s life, and also gives basic principles for understanding the Bible.