A study of the Biblical doctrine of the church from the dispensational Baptist viewpoint. Attention is given to the local church, its functions, organization, officers, and government.
A study of current trends in theology, including an investigation into the leaders, thinking, and results of these movements. Includes a study of fundamentalism, liberalism, new evangelicalism, the modern charismatic movement, the new age movement, Dominion theology, and feminism.
An analysis of these books outlining the main peaks of Biblical prophecy observed from the dispensational, pretribulational, premillennial position. The prophetic unity and the distinctives of Israel and the church are noted.
An elective study of heretical groups that consider themselves “Christian” while denying certain cardinal doctrines of the faith. Their distinctive views will be noted and refuted from Scripture. Cults to be considered include Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, and others.
A study of the most effective means of communicating the teachings of the Bible in another culture. Includes discussions of problems in translation and the challenges of adjustment to the world view of a foreign culture.
An introduction to the principles and practice of Biblical counseling to enable students to counsel effectively in their local churches, Christian camps, and so on, to equip students to counsel in typical life situations and to apply Biblical principles in finding solutions to problems.
Instruction is provided on how to plant and develop self-governing, self-supporting, self-propagating Baptist churches on the mission field. Attention will be given to training nationals for all levels of leadership in a local church.
A focus on the structural organization, administration, and overall operation of a local church. Special attention is given to the pastor’s role in effectively overseeing all functions which relate to the local church.
A survey of the history and development of Christendom’s denominations with comparisons to New Testament church history and doctrine. This course will cover from the New Testament to the Reformation. Same as BI 662.3.
A survey of the history and development of Christendom’s denominations with comparisons to New Testament church history and doctrine. This course will cover from the New Testament to the Reformation. Same as CE 603.3.