New Testament Theology is an in‑depth study of significant themes of the New Testament as they occur more naturally in the Scripture itself. It begins with an examination of the particular emphasis of each NT author, while considering the historical and social context in which they were written. Only then can a blending of the different emphasis upon the same set of truths be considered.
This course assumes a fairly thorough background of Biblical and theological knowledge. In class, we will focus on the first task, namely the consideration of the contributions on the various biblical writers, following a roughly chronological order. Assignments will deal with the second task, namely the summarizing of New Testament teaching as a whole on major themes.
This course will examine the literature of the Old Testament in order to highlight the message and theology which is revealed therein. Key theological themes will be discussed in the light of their historical context and development. The validity of Biblical Theology and its relationship to Systematic and Historical theology will also be analyzed.
This course is in two parts: (1) Ecclesiology is a study of the doctrine of the Church. Its origin, nature, organization, ministry and destiny will be discussed. (2) Eschatology is a study of the main Old Testament and New Testament scriptures concerning prophecy and end time events. Major themes dealing with the time and order of predicted events, questions about the Rapture, life after death, Tribulation and the Millennium will be studied.
The component doctrines of salvation through Jesus Christ are examined in this course. These include sin, repentance, faith, conversion, regeneration, justification, adoption, sanctification and glorification. This course explores the meaning and implications of these doctrines.
This course focuses on the essential Biblical truths concerning the work and person of Christ, and emphasizes the essence of Christianity. Jesus is truly the same Yesterday, Today, and forever, and this fact is not only stated in Hebrews 13:8 but is also supported by Old Testament theology, history, and prophecy as well as the accounts of Jesus' earthly life, death, resurrection, ascension, and future work.
Pneumatology is a Biblical study of the person, work, gifts, and ministry of the Holy Spirit as taught in both the Old and New Testaments. Special attention is given to the Biblical teaching concerning the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Spirit-filled life. Various inadequate views concerning this important doctrine are presented with a view to presenting an accurate and biblical view.
This course is a Biblical study of God and Angels. It attempts to present a broad biblical view to help the student better understand the nature of God and angels. It includes some examination from a Christian viewpoint of non-biblical views of God and the universe. The study of angels is designed to give believers a more complete knowledge of the nature, power, and activities of angels. The course shall establish how the believer ought to relate with angelic beings. The course is designed to help the minister of the gospel to assist those who have adhered to non-biblical philosophies and religions to accept the Biblical world-view and experience the personal redemption that God has for them.
This course deals with questions regarding Biblical introduction, including canonicity, textual matters, transmission and the presentation of Biblical manuscripts. It also reviews aspects of revelation, inspiration, and the authority of the Christian scriptures. The course will concentrate on a conservative evangelical theological understanding of Bibliology. The second part of the course deals with issues concerning the contextualization of the Biblical message in different socio-cultural environments.
This course will focus on the introduction of the major divisions of Systematic Theology which include: Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Christology, Pneumatology, and Angelology. Each doctrine will be briefly surveyed pointing out the key points as well as major areas of contention. The student is expected to be conversant and articulate with regards to all these major areas of the Christian faith.
This course develops a knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the Biblical text, and skill in handling this complexity in preparation for translation. This is achieved through a growing acquaintance with semantics, discourse analysis, sound exegetical principles, and close interaction commentaries and other exegetical aids.