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Instructor Chris VanBuskirk
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Basic Bible Doctrine

Overview

Course Introduction: This course introduces students to theological and biblical thinking and studies. The course focuses on the doctrine of Scripture (Bibliology) as a foundation to basic tenants of Christian Faith. Students are introduced to major categories of systematic theology such as the identity of God, the Trinity, each member of the Godhead and the authority of Scripture.

Learning Outcomes: The learner will:

  1. Recall the Attributes of God.
  2. Explain an explanation of the Trinity informs their theology.
  3. Integrate the nature of the Trinity and each member of it.
  4. Assess critical approaches the Doctrine of Revelation.
  5. Employ the text in their spiritual and biblical growth.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Attributes of God

View:Attributes Defined and Categorized
View:God Is All Knowing
View:Present Everywhere and All Powerful
Read:Estell, "The Attributes of God"
Read:The Attributes of God — Study Resources
Activity:Attributes
Activity:Journal — Insight and Revelation
Submit:Quiz

Unit 2: Identity of God

View:Who Is the God of the Bible?
View:God's Existence
View:The One God
View:The Names of God
Explore:The Names of God [https://newcreeations.org/names-of-god/]
Activity:Names of God
Activity:Journal — Who Is God?
Submit:Quiz

Unit 3: The Nature of the Trinity

View:The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 1
View:The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 2
View:Scriptural Teaching about the Trinity
Read:Don Stewart :: Is God the Father a Distinct Person from Jesus?
https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_324.cfm
Read:Don Stewart :: Is the Holy Spirit a Distinct Person from God the Father?
https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_325.cfm
Read:Don Stewart :: Is Jesus Christ a Distinct Person from the Holy Spirit?
https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_326.cfm
Read:The Shield of the Trinity
Read:Two Reasons the Trinity matters
Activity:The Shield of the Trinity
Activity:Journal — Why Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Matter?
Submit:Quiz

Unit 4: Chistology - The Study of Jesus Christ

View:Who Is Jesus?
View:The Second Person of the Trinity
View:The Humanity of Christ
View:The Person of Christ
Read:An Identification of Christ — Study Resources
Read:The Importance of Doctrine — Study Resources
Activity:Reflection on the Savior
Activity:Journal — Who Is this Jesus?
Submit:Quiz

Unit 5: Pneumatology - The Study of the Holy Spirit

View:Who is the Holy Spirit?
View:The Work of the Holy Spirit
View:The Holy Spirit and Gifts
View:The Knowledge of God
Read:Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Read:Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Read:Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Read:What Are Spiritual Gifts?
Activity:Spiritual Gifts Gap Analysis
Activity:Journal — The Spirit and Spiritual Gifts
Submit:Quiz

Unit 6: The Doctrine of Revelation

View:What Is God Like?
View:How Do We Know?
View:Authority of Scripture
View:Conclusions About Studying
Read:Sources for Christian Doctrine
Read:Who Speaks for God?
Activity:The Five Solas
Activity:Journal — The Authority of Scripture Alone
Submit:Quiz

Submit:Course Final Examination

The courses available through the Blue Letter Bible Institute are taught from a range of evangelical traditions. Therefore every idea and principal conveyed in each course may not necessarily be held in total by the ministry of Blue Letter Bible or the Blue Letter Bible Institute. For more information please visit our site at www.BlueLetterBible.org.

Note: All Scripture references are taken from the New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise indicated.

Lesson List
Unit 1: Attributes of God
Lesson 1
Attributes Defined and Categorized
Lesson 2
God Is All Knowing
Lesson 3
Present Everywhere and All Powerful
Lesson 4
God's Unchanging Character
Lesson 5
Reading 1
Lesson 6
Reading 2
Lesson 7
Activity
Lesson 8
Journal
Lesson 9
Activity Answer Key
Unit 2: Identity of God
Lesson 1
Who Is the God of the Bible?
Lesson 2
God's Existence
Lesson 3
The One God
Lesson 4
The Names of God
Lesson 5
Reading
Lesson 6
Activity
Lesson 7
Journal
Unit 3: The Nature of the Trinity
Lesson 1
The Doctrine of the Trinity Part 1
Lesson 2
The Doctrine of the Trinity Part 2
Lesson 3
Scriptural Teachings About the Trinity
Lesson 4
Reading 1
Lesson 5
Reading 2
Lesson 6
Reading 3
Lesson 7
Reading 4
Lesson 8
Reading 5
Lesson 9
Activity
Lesson 10
Journal
Unit 4: Christology - The Study of Jesus Christ
Lesson 1
Who Is Jesus?
Lesson 2
The Second Person of the Trinity
Lesson 3
Humanity of Christ
Lesson 4
Person of Jesus Christ
Lesson 5
Reading 1
Lesson 6
Reading 2
Lesson 7
Activity
Lesson 8
Journal
Unit 5: Pneumatology - The Study of the Holy Spirit
Lesson 1
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Lesson 2
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Lesson 3
The Holy Spirit and Gifts
Lesson 4
The Knowledge of God
Lesson 5
Reading 1
Lesson 6
Reading 2
Lesson 7
Reading 3
Lesson 8
Reading 4
Lesson 9
Activity
Lesson 10
Journal
Unit 6: The Doctrine of Revelation
Lesson 1
What Is God Like?
Lesson 2
How Do We Know?
Lesson 3
Authority of Scripture
Lesson 4
Conclusions About Studying
Lesson 5
Reading 1
Lesson 6
Reading 2
Lesson 7
Activity
Lesson 8
Journal
Additional Course Resources
APPENDIX 1 The Benefits of Journaling