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Bible Doctrines and Bible Doctrines II.

In these courses you will pursue an in-depth study of the various doctrines of the Bible.

 



Bible Doctrines

The purpose of this class is to give the student an understanding
of the ten basic major doctrines of the Bible.

  • DOCTRINES COVERED:
       
    In the workbook we will not cover the doctrines in the same order as in the textbook.  We will cover the doctrine of The Scriptures (Bibliology) first, so start with the textbook section entitled "The Doctrine of the Scriptures."  After that we will follow the order of the textbook beginning with "The Doctrine of God."

       
    Index of the Workbook
    I.  THE DOCTRINE OF THE SCRIPTURES  (BIBLIOLOGY)
    II.  THE DOCTRINE OF GOD  (THEOLOGY)
    III.  THE DOCTRINE OF JESUS CHRIST  (CHRISTOLOGY)
    IV.  THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT  (PNEUMATOLOGY)
    V.  THE DOCTRINE OF MAN  (ANTHROPOLOGY)
    VI.  THE DOCTRINES OF SALVATION  (SOTERIOLOGY)
    VII.  THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH  (ECCLESIOLOGY)
    VIII.  THE DOCTRINE OF ANGELS  (ANGELOLOGY)
    IX.  THE DOCTRINE OF SATAN
    X.  THE DOCTRINES OF THE LAST THINGS  (ESCHATOLOGY)

 

  • METHOD OF STUDY:
    1.
     Student is required to read the text, "The Great Doctrines of the Bible" by Dr. William Evans and the companion workbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk, looking up and reading all scriptures in your Bible that are referenced in the workbook and the textbook, and complete the tests as you complete each of the ten sections in those books.
    2. 
    Student may not complete more than one section per week.
    Even one section every two weeks is reasonable, given the depth of the material.
    3. 
    If any questions are missed on a test, even if the test has a passing score, then the student must restudy that section of the text and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed.
    4. 
    There will be a final test at the end of the course.  All tests will be open book.

  • Blanks in workbook  The workbook was originally written for an on-campus course and was adapted for use online.  There are blanks throughout the workbook that cannot be filled in online.  They were left there only to help ensure that the students are looking up every reference in their King James Bible.

  • ATTENDANCE:
    Minimum attendance for the course is 15 weeks
    .
    Minimum attendance for each lesson in the course is 1 week
    .
    Course is worth 3 credits.

  • TESTING:  Make sure you read and submit the Testing Instructions form if you have not already done so.
    - Name entry on tests:
     
    Students are required to use proper letter-case when inputting their names on all submissions to the college.  Example: If your name is John Smith, then input John Smith, not john smith or JOHN SMITH.  If you do not use proper letter-case when you input your name on a test, then the test will be Disallowed and discarded.
    -
      You may not take more than one test in one subject on any one day.  That includes retakes of failed tests.  For them you must wait a minimum of one day before retaking the test. Once you finish the last section and have taken and passed that section test, you may not take the Final on that same day. You should review all of the section tests, noting questions you had missed and the correct answers which you were required to look up in the textbook/workbook, and then take the Final Test not sooner than the following day.
    Failed Test 
    If you fail a test, you may not attempt that test again on the same day.  You must restudy the textbook/workbook and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the next day.

  • Please sign-in HERE, if you have not already done so, whether you are taking this class for credit or only monitoring the class.

  • Print out a Course Record Form on which to keep all pertinent information for this current course.  Access to the form is on the Begin Sign In page.  You will then close those pages and return to this page to start this class.

  • How to complete this class.

    1. Read the workbook and the textbook and look up all scripture references in your Bible.

    2. Pay close attention in the workbook to the portions marked:  "Homework" and "NOTE: These will be test questions" because you will need the answers to those questions for various tests.

    3. As you finish each section of the workbook, take the corresponding section test.
     
    Do not go on to study the next section of the workbook until you have passed the current section test and found the correct answers to any questions missed.  You must look up the answers to any questions missed even if you passed the test.

    4.  After finishing all required reading and passing the Section tests and finding the correct answers to all questions missed on any test, whether or not you passed the test, then you will take the Final Test.



    You will need to open and study both the textbook and the workbook at the same time.

  • Required textbook by William Evans is online for your use.
    (click link for the the textbook in your preferred format)
    "Great Doctrines of the Bible" (html format)
    "Great Doctrines of the Bible" (text format)
    "Great Doctrines of the Bible" (pdf format)

    You are required to read this textbook in its entirety by the time you finish this class.

  • Required Workbook by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk is online for your use.
    Doctrines Workbook
      (pdf format)
    Doctrines Workbook  (docx format)

       To learn how to read the textbook and the workbook side by side on your monitor screen, click HERE to go to instructions for how to bring them both up on your screen at the same time.

  • Section tests
       After reading each section of the text and workbook, then return to this page and click the link for the corresponding Section test.  Tests are all "open book."

  • Links to section tests:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

 

NOTE FOR FAILED TEST:
If you fail the test, then restudy the section, find
the correct answers to all of the questions
you missed, and then take the test
again on or after tomorrow.
You may
NOT retake a failed test on the
same day that you failed it in any
of our courses. There is always
a one day wait required for
restudy of the material
before retaking
the test.

  • Final Test link is at the bottom of this page.

    NOTE:
     If you miss any questions on any test then you must restudy that section of the textbook and the workbook and the KJV Bible (whichever is appropriate) and find the correct answers to all questions missed before going on to study the next section.

  • FINAL TEST
    Once you have completed all sections of the workbook and finished reading the textbook and passed all of the corresponding section tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you may Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the workbook and textbook and all of the section tests and make sure you have found all of the correct answers from the workbook and textbook and then retake the final test. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.

    - If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you received a passing score, then you need to review the textbook and the workbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.

    To take the Final Test:  If you have not already done so, please submit a Finish Sign In Form  before proceeding to retrieve the password and take the Final Test.

 

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book."  You may use your
study materials while taking the final test.

NOTE FOR FAILED TEST:
If you fail the test, then restudy the section, find
the correct answers to all of the questions
you missed, and then take the test
again on or after tomorrow.
You may
NOT retake a failed test on the
same day that you failed it in any
of our courses. There is always
a one day wait required for
restudy of the material
before retaking
the test.

 



Bible Doctrines II.

COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE !

Through a study of the "Fundamentals of the Faith" you will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals upon which the modern understanding of the Scriptures is built.  These fundamentals were once believed by all who claimed to be Christian.  This is not true today, as you will find when you study the course, Comparative Theology, and other courses that address modern and older beliefs.  Through this course you will understand better what beliefs are fundamental to true Christian faith and practice..