Basic Bible Doctrine
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:
- Recall the Attributes of God.
- Explain an explanation of the Trinity informs their theology.
- Integrate the nature of the Trinity and each member of it.
- Assess critical approaches the Doctrine of Revelation.
- Employ the text in their spiritual and biblical growth.
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:||Journal — Insight and Revelation|
Unit 2: Identity of God
|View:||Who Is the God of the Bible?|
|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?|
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?|
|Read:||Don Stewart :: Is the Holy Spirit a Distinct Person from God the Father?|
|Read:||Don Stewart :: Is Jesus Christ a Distinct Person from the Holy Spirit?|
|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?|
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?|
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|
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:||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.