(This is the parent organization that funds SLBC.)



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.




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.

If you are registered with the SLBC Moodle site ( DO NOT take the any Tests through the links below.  Return to the Moodle site to take ALL of your tests in ALL of your courses.  Your courses must be studied from there and all submissions must be to that site.  There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this because only that site is set up to record test scores for the students taking their courses through that site.

- Transcript and Grades Form: Students are also required to report their grades for verification to the Administrative Office every 6 months.
This is accomplished by means of the TRANSCRIPT and GRADES FORM.
This form is required so we have a current record of courses you have completed as well as your test scores for EACH course.
That way, if you have a catastrophic loss of records we will have a relatively current one to send to you.
If you need help using that form you can access an Instruction Video explaining its use.
When you reach that page, scroll down to the video entitled 
How to Use the Transcript and Grades Template.
Update that same copy of the form every time you pass a quiz/test and also when you complete a course.

-  Sign In:  If you have not already done so, please SIGN IN for this course.
        - Minimum required attendance for the entire course is 7 weeks.
        - Minimum required attendance per lesson is 1 week.

-  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.

-  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.

- 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, including the Final Test, in the Salvation course are "open book," which means that you may use all study materials (workbook, textbook, Bible, etc.) while taking the test.
EXACT ANSWERS: Any 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 whenever required.

-  After completing each section, and meeting the one week minimum attendance requirement and passing the section test for the lesson, you may begin the next lesson on or after the next day.

-  If you fail the Final 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.

  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.

When you have passed the Final Test, 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 entire course, then you will need to go to the SIGN IN page and submit it as "Finished" and then you may take the FINAL TEST.  You will find the Final Test link at the bottom of this page.


If you would like a complete printable copy, without the test 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
HARD COPY to PURCHASE:  A hard copy of this book may be purchased from Lulu publishing.
    Goto the website 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 while taking this course.  You must finish reading it before taking the Final Test for this course. It is offered in two formats- choose whichever you are able to open on your computer.
       What's Behind Your Light in 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.
       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

You may now begin the Salvation Course by clicking the Lesson links below:

SALVATION LESSONS:  (Click the following links to access each individual lesson in the course.)
ATTENTION:  Ignore any references to Section Tests in the lessons.  Return to this page to take the tests!

    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.

To download the entire textbook in one pdf file, click this link Salvation, complete text.
Ignore test links in the textbook and return to this page to take the tests!

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.  Your courses must be
studied from there and all submissions
must be to that site.  There can
be NO EXCEPTIONS to this.

When you click the FINAL TEST link it will download
to your computer.  When download is completed, click
"Open" or "Open when done".  A window may pop up
stating that "Windows protected your PC". Click
"More info" and then click "Run anyway" in
the white rectangular box at the
bottom of that window.


Be sure to submit a copy of the Results page
in order to have your score registered
to your file.

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



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