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SALVATION I. & II.
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The foundation of all Christian living and service.

    Of all of the needs of life, preeminent is the need for life- after this life.  All of mankind is under the curse of death.  Death, the end of physical life, is a common end for every human being; and without Salvation all will suffer the second death- hell and the lake of fire.
    As Christians, we know about Salvation through Christ.  We even know the rudiments of what Salvation means.  But few of us know what the term really means.  Oh yes, we know what benefits we derive from it, forgiveness of sin, Heaven, the power of God dwelling within us to help us to strive toward godly living, etc., but we don't have the real depth of knowledge about Salvation that is available to us.  And since it is available to us, then to not partake of that knowledge is to disobey God's command that we study His Word.

II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
        that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    The study of this subject will be in two parts.  Salvation I. will be a simple outline study of the subject.  Salvation II. will be an in-depth study of the intricacies of the subject.


SALVATION I.
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This is a First Level required course.

    The purpose of this class is to teach you the foundation upon which all of our Christian life is built.  Salvation by God's grace through faith in Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and the only means of gaining the Holy Spirit who alone can equip us for all ministry for God and empower us for a life of godly living and effective service.

    When you finish this class you will have a biblical working knowledge of Salvation- what it is, what it isn't, who it is from, how to get it, how to keep it, and through that knowledge gained, how to pass it on to others in obedience to Christ.


WARNING: If you were accepted as a student AFTER September 19, 2013 you cannot take your tests
from this current site.  You must take all tests, submit all forms, and conduct all other college business
through the SLBC Moodle site at http://slbcrecords.org  The only exception is students that were
specifically approved for a Special Course of Study.  If you did not submit a Special Course of
Study form and have it accepted by SLBC, then you are NOT on that program and cannot take
your courses from this current site.  If you were accepted as a student after September 19, 2013
and you have not been accepted for a Special Course of Study, DO NOT take your courses
from this current site.  If you do, your submissions CANNOT be credited to your file.
Only tests and forms submitted directly from and to the Moodle site are written to
be handled by the automated Moodle system.


 

  • INSTRUCTIONS:
    - Underlined words in these instructions are links to the forms.
    - Minimum required attendance for the entire course is 7 weeks.
    This is the number you input on your Begin Sign In form in the field:
        "Required Weeks Minimum Attendance for Course:"  You will enter a 7 in this field.
    This is also the number you input on your  Course Record Form that you will keep for this course in the field:
        "Weeks minimum attendance for entire course ____."
      You only need to print one copy of the form for each course.  On it you will record all information for each course.
    - Minimum required attendance per lesson is 1 week.
    This is the number you input on your Begin Sign In form in the field:
        "
    Required Weeks Minimum Attendance per Lesson:"  You will enter a 1 in this field.
    This is also the number you input on your Course Record Form that you will keep for this courses in the field:
        "Minimum attendance per lesson____."
      You only need to print one copy of the form for each course.  On it you will record all information for each course.
    - The maximum testing schedule
    for this course.  You may take and submit not more than 1 section/lesson test each week.  At the end of the course, when you have fulfilled the required 7 weeks attendance and passed all of the section tests, you may take the Final Test on or after the next day after passing your 7th test.  Do not take it on the same day as your 7th test because you cannot submit two tests in any one course on one day.
    - 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.
       To figure your minimum study and testing time follow this rule.  If you begin on a Monday, then your first test can be submitted on the following Sunday and your attendance for the second lesson begins the following day. Which is, once again, a Monday.  If you stay on this schedule, your lessons will always begin on Monday and your minimum testing day will always fall on a Sunday.  When you have completed your minimum attendance requirement for the course, which you will do in this case on a Sunday if you stay with this minimum schedule and turn in your 7th test on that day, then you can take your Final Test the next day, which is Monday, the first day of the 8th week.
    Math computation of testing and lesson dates:
        Should you not be able, for one reason or another, to stay on that schedule, that is quite alright.  There are no maximum attendance requirements for our courses, only minimum ones.  So if you do not stay on that regular schedule, then you can always compute the minimum date on which you can take your next test by adding 7 to the date on which you took the last test.  You will have a record of the date on which you passed your last test on the required Course Record Form that you are to print out and on which you are to record all pertinent information about each course such as test information, Dates, Test #s, and Score.

       In short, take the date you took the last test and add the required days of attendance and you will have the minimum date on which you can take your next test.

-  Sign In:  If you have not already done so, please SIGN IN for this course when you first start your attendance to study this course and then sign in again when you finish the entire course.  You do not sign in to "Begin" each individual lesson in the course.  You only sign in when you "Begin" your attendance for the entire course, not each individual lesson in the course.
   Make sure you keep a record of your "Begin Sign In" date because you will be required to submit that date when you submit your "Finish Sign In" form.  The following link will take you to a form designed for that purpose.
-  Course Record form: If you have not already done so from a link earlier in these instructions, print a Course Record Form on which to keep all pertinent information for this course.  You will need this information for other forms which you will fill out later in this course.  You only need to print one copy of the form for each course.  On it you will record all information for each course.
-  Complete each section of the textbook
, looking up all of the scriptures referenced.  You must use the King James Version because all of the scriptures in these courses are from that version.  There are blanks in the scriptures which are quoted in the lessons.  No provision is made for you to fill in the blanks, they are there only to make it necessary for you to go to your Bible to read the completed reference and or to bring your attention to a particular portion of the scripture.

  - Credits
     The Salvation course is worth
one (1) credit.

TESTING:
-  Read and submit
the TESTING INSTRUCTIONS AGREEMENT form if you have not already done so.  How to input your User Name is given in the Testing Instructions Agreement  If you do not read and file that form you will not know how to input your User Name.  Only one Testing Instruction form is required per student for their file.
    WARNING: If you do not read and follow the Testing Instructions Agreement form you will not be able to correctly fill out the information page of the tests.  Therefore, without a Testing Instruction form in your file your tests will be disallowed and they will not be credited to you.  And if you do not know how to correctly fill out the information page on the test then it cannot automatically email you a copy of your test as it is designed to do.

- 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.
-  Open book tests:
  All tests in the Salvation course are "open book," which means that you may use all study materials (workbook, textbook, Bible, etc.) while taking the tests.
EXACT ANSWERS: Those tests that are open book will often require the exact answer from the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever of the study materials are appropriate, for most of the questions.  Incorrect answers, spelling errors, punctuation errors, extra spaces before or anywhere in the answer or after the answer, will cause the answer to be scored as "Incorrect."  Along with the privilege of using your study materials and taking an "open book" test comes the responsibility of giving the answers to questions verbatim from those study materials wherever required.

-  After completing each section, and meeting the one week minimum attendance requirement for the lesson, then you may take the test for that section.  All tests are open book, which means that you can use your textbook/workbook to help you take the test.

-  If you fail a test, then review the text and then take the test again on or after the next day.  Repeat this process until you pass the test.

-  ATTENTION:
  You MAY NOT Take any test more than once on any one day.
    Should you fail a test you must wait until the next day to repeat it.
    You may NOT take more than one test in any one subject on any one day.

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When you have passed the section test, then go on to the next section after reviewing the text in order to find the correct answers to any questions missed on the test.  Once you have received a passing score on a test, do not take it again.  Only your first passing score will be added to you file.  Any others will be discarded.

We must process and discard additional tests by hand and this causes extra work for us.  So please only take or retake the tests until you pass them.

After completing the last section and passing the test for that section, then you will need to go to the SIGN IN page and submit it as "Finished" and then retrieve the PASSWORD and take the FINAL TEST.  You will find the Password and Final Test links at the bottom of this page.

  •  NOTE on TESTING:  You must pass each test before going on to study the next section.  You must also pass the final test in order to complete the class.
        Should you fail any one of the tests, study the lesson again and then retake the test on or after the following day.  Repeat this process should you fail again (one day wait between retakes); only you may want to spend extra time re-studying the lesson in more depth before repeating the test.  You may repeat the test as many times as necessary; however, you must pass the test in order to proceed to the next section and you may not take the test more than once on any one day.

  • RESULTS PAGE of tests:  Sometimes tests do not submit properly.  This can be due to a glitch in the test, a problem with your computer, or an Internet problem.  Therefore, students are required to save a copy of the Results Page of every test that they take.  This is necessary so that if a test does not submit properly the student will have a copy of the Results page to submit to us upon our request.  (Do NOT send it unless we request that you do so.)  The copy of the Results Page can then be placed in your academic file in lieu of the actual test.
       
    You can click HERE for instructions for saving a copy of the Results Page to your computer.  You may want to print out a copy of those instructions or else you can save an electronic copy to your computer.

  • NOTE on MISSED QUESTIONS:  If you had any wrong answers on any test, then you must restudy that section of the textbook or the Bible, whichever is appropriate for the question, and find all of the correct answers to the questions that you missed on the test.  This is required whether you pass or fail the test.

  • SALVATION COURSE TEXTBOOK:
    Click on the links in the list below to go to each individual section of the textbook.

    ATTENTION: 
    Since this is your first required course, there may be some confusion about the Sign In process. Sign in once before you begin the first lesson using the "Begin Sign In" form.
        You do not sign in again and until after you have completed all 7 lessons, which is the complete Salvation course, and you are ready to apply for the password and take the Final Test.  Before applying for the password you sign in using the "Finish Sign In" form which is a record of the end of your attendance for the entire course.  After you submit the "Finish Sign In" form you must then submit the Password Retrieval form to receive the password.  (Password requests are hand-processed and may take 1-2 days, not including weekends when the college offices are closed.  The offices are closed from 10:00 pm Friday night until 10:00 am Monday morning, Utah, USA, time.)
    - Name entry on forms:  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, then the submission will be Disallowed and discarded and you will have to resubmit it.

  • If you are in doubt about any of the process to begin this first course, you may review the TUTORIAL and it will take you through all of the necessary forms to get you to this first course.  It can be used to guide you through the process to begin any of the courses.  Simply indicate which course you want to take when asked in the Tutorial to select a course.  The Tutorial can always be accessed from the Classes main page should you need it for some other course or it can be accessed from the Forms link in the left-hand Nav bar on any page that has that bar.

  • The textbook has been divided into 7 sections with each section containing one lesson.  You will download each section, one at a time, and study that section and then take the test any time after you have fulfilled the minimum required attendance for the lesson- which, as listed above, is 1 week for the lessons in this course.

           

SALVATION:  (Click the following links to access each individual lesson in the course.)

           

I. What is it?

II. Where did it come from and how is it brought about?

III. How do we get it and the benefits of it?

IV. How long is it for?

V. By who's power is it given and sustained?

VI. Is it mine and who says whether it is or not?

VII. The conclusion of the whole matter.

ATTENTION: Sign in again to indicate completion of your attendance only after you have completed all lessons, Lesson I through Lesson VII, and passed the tests for all of the lessons including Lesson VII.  Use the Finish Sign In Form to do so.

See ADDITIONAL READING below.

TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE TEXTBOOK: To download the entire textbook in one pdf file, including all active links, click HERE.

PRINT FOR YOUR LIBRARY: (Test links NOT INCLUDED)
If you would like a complete printable copy, without the links, click the following link.
    This link is to a copy that cannot be used for study purposes.  It is only for printing a copy of the textbook for your library.
    Salvation by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk
     This is the pdf of the complete textbook for the Salvation course but links to the tests for the course are not included in this copy.
    If you use this copy for study purposes, you will have to open the html copy of each Lesson, listed above as I. - VII.,
         and access the tests through the links supplied in those copies of each lesson in the textbook.
HARD COPY to PURCHASE:  A hard copy of this book may be purchased from Lulu publishing.
    Goto the website http://lulu.com and search for "Salvation"
    When the list page appears, scroll down to Salvation by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk.
    Order from Lulu and they will ship the book to you.

ADDITIONAL READING: Students are required to read the following book before taking the Final Test for this course.
       It is offered in two formats- choose whichever you are able to open on your computer.
       You may also print out the textbook for your own use or to give away to others.
       You may also order hard-copies of this book and others by the author at www.JamesWilkins.org
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       What's Behind Your Light Kindle format.
           If you do not have a Kindle reader on your computer you can download one for free off the Internet.
      What's Behind Your Light in pdf format.

  • FINAL TEST and Finish Sign In form
    After completing the last section and passing the test for that section, then you will need to go to the Finish SIGN IN page and submit the "Finish Sign In" form.  You are not eligible to take the Final Test in this course until you have met the minimum attendance requirement of 7 weeks.  Your attendance is computed starting with the date that you submitted your original Begin Sign In form and ending with the date that you submit your Finish Sign In form. 

    Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding 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 on or after the day following your submission of your Finish Sign In form.

    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.

    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section tests and then retake the final test. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test; but, you may not take the Final Test, or any other test, more than once on any one day. 

    Once you have passed the Final Test, please do not take it again.  Additional submissions will be discarded.

    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you may have passed it, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This is a requirement.

 

You will now retrieve the Password to gain access to the Final Test.
You cannot access the Final Test without the password.

WARNING to MOODLE STUDENTS:
If you are registered with the SLBC Moodle site,
DO NOT take the Final Test through the link below.
Return to the Moodle site to take ALL of your tests
in ALL of your courses.  There can be
NO EXCEPTIONS to this.

NON-MOODLE STUDENTS:
If you are NOT a moodle student,
please Retrieve your Password
through the link below.

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

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

FINAL WARNING for MOODLE STUDENTS:
If you are a Moodle student, please DO NOT
take your Final Test through the link below.
Return to the Moodle site to take the
Final Test for this course and
for all other courses.

NON-MOODLE STUDENTS:
If you are NOT a moodle student,
please take your Final Test
through the link below.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book" i.e., you may
freely use
all of your study materials while taking the 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.

 


SALVATION II.
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THIS COURSE IS NOT YET AVAILABLE

Salvation II. will be an in-depth study of the intricacies of the subject.

 

 

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.