DYNAMICS OF CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIP
In this class we will study laying the foundations upon which all Christian marriages and relationships are built and what are the most common problems faced in either marriage or romance. We will explore the many types and symbols of marriage as they are presented in the Bible. Finally we shall explore how marriage is the true image of God. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL.
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 201
The most basic division of the Bible is that of testaments or covenants between God and His people in the Old Testaments and God and His children in the New Testament. Both of the testaments are centered in Christ, the Old Testament views Christ by way of anticipation while the New Testament views Him by way of realization. In the Old Testament, revelation was by means of symbols, but in the New Testament God spoke directly, through His Son and His Apostles. From Genesis to Ester, we will review Gods creation, election, redemption, sanctification, instruction and correction of His earthly representatives. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL.
OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY #202
The Major Prophets
God communicated to divinely chosen men through dreams, visions, angels, nature, miracles, and an audible voice. They, in turn, were to expose the sinful practices of the people, call the people back to the law of God, warn the people of coming judgment, and bear witness of the coming messiah. We will study the ministry of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel to see how they fulfilled their roles to “speak for” Yahweh.
THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL.
THE THEOCRATIC KINGDOM
Dr George Peters wrote three volumes systematizing the most exhaustive work ever written on the millennium . Dr, Wilbur M. Smith describes this work as “…the most important single work on biblical predictive prophecy to appear in the nineteenth century”, while Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer says this is “The greatest work on prophetic interpretation ever written.” The task of this two semester course will be to investigate as many of the authors propositions as possible and determine if any can be updated to include the present teachings of Charis as it relates to the Plan Of God and the Eternal Kingdom. THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS OF CHARIS SEMINARY.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 501-502
In the first and second semester of systematic theology we explore the concept of theological study in its many forms as well as explore “Theology Proper”, the study of the three members of the trinity and those views of God that are opposed to the Trinitarian concept. We explore the Antitheistic Theories as well as Biblical Theism and the wall that divide them from one another. Finally, we learn Bibliology, “The Book of God”. We discuss the supernatural origin of the Bible and its general divisions while investigating Revelation, Inspiration and Canonicity.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 503-504
The Major Prophets
The third and fourth semester of systematic theology is divided into two sections, in the first we will explore Angelology and Satanology. We learn about the ministry of Angles prior to the creation of man as well as the future of Angles, elect and fallen, after the 1000 year reign of Christ. In the second section we investigate Anthropology with emphasis on Hamartiology. In Hamaratiology we study the entrance of sin into creation, and the redemptive solution to sin provided by God.
PREREQUISITE: SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 501-502
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 505-506
This two semester course is for third year theology students only. During the year we study Christology and Soteriology as they are presented in both the Old and New Testaments. The student learn the many symbols that depict each subject in the Old testament and the ultimate teaching of them in the New Testament.
PREREQUISITE: SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 503-504
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 507-508
The Major Prophets
This two semester course is for fourth year theology students only. During the year we study in Ecclesiology and Eschatology. Ecclesiology is the study of the doctrines that are related to the Church, and is second only in importance to the doctrine of salvation by grace. However, this year’s studies will concentrate on the eschatology of the church for both the millennial reign of Christ and eternity.
MAJOR BIBLE THEMES
BASIC BIBLE DOCTRINE 101
In 2 Timothy 2:15 we read that we must ‘show ourselves a workman who need not be ashamed’. How does one become a ‘good worker’? Through knowledge! In Basic Bible Doctrine 101 the student will be exposed to the great doctrines of the Christian faith. This first semester we start with the Bible, our source for Truth. Next, we will focus on the study of God Himself. We will study the Trinity and why its acceptance is so vital in understanding God. We will study the essence of God, what the attributes of God are and how they relate to us. This and much more will be covered in this course.
MAJOR BIBLE THEMES 102
Second year Basic Bible Doctrine following BBD 101.
This semester we will begin with a review of the GodHead, and then we will learn about the church, who belongs to it, her purpose, service, worship, organization and ultimate destination. We will be studying the Sabbath, its meaning and the Lord’s day.. We will be studying the history of man in creation, the last days and all of the events leading up to the last days including the judgment of Satan and his fallen angels.
THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL
MAJOR BIBLE THEMES 103
This semester we will study the angels, Satan (His work and Destiny), the Church (Her Purpose and Commission); (Her Organization and Ordinances), The Sabbath and the Lord’s Day. We will also study Israel in History and Prophecy; The Great Tribulation, The Millennial Kingdom, The Judgment of Satan and Fallen Angels,
The Judgment of the Great White Throne, and, finally The New Heaven and the New Earth.
“but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (1 Pet. 3:15, NASB).
Apologetics is the practice of defending the Christian faith against those who raise objections to its validity. We are commanded to be apologists (those who defend the faith). Most don’t know much about their faith, let alone be able to describe the Trinity, the two natures of Christ, His physical resurrection, or even be able to tell the difference between justification and sanctification. Apologetics helps to define and defend what the truth of the gospel is. Come, and learn how to be a defender of the faith. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL.
HOMILETICS: THE ART OF SPEAKING
We shall explore everything you need to know about expository speaking and preaching in one comprehensive volume. Every element is covered—from the history of expository speaking to the importance of biblical inerrancy. We will explore hermeneutics, theology, history, biography, exegesis, grammatical analysis, study tools and methods, and much more. Seasoned pastors, seminary students and the lay person who often speaks will find this a complete and detailed course for preaching and speaking with excellence.
NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY
NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY: THE GOSPELS
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course we will do a detailed study of Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. We will introduce historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds pertinent to each book with emphasis on each book’s purpose and message. You will gain a deeper understanding of how each Gospel writer presents Jesus Christ. Come join us as we embark into a journey through the life and times of Jesus the Messiah.
NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 201-202: ACTS AND THE PAULINE EPISTLES
In this course we will do a detailed study of Acts where the Dispensation of the Church Age begins. We will continue our study with Paul’s letters beginning with Romans and concluding with Philemon. This course will help you have a more intimate understanding of these epistles, which are a gold mine of biblical doctrines for the Church Age. We will introduce historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds pertinent to each book with emphasis on each book’s purpose and message. The doctrinal principles found in these epistles are just as alive and powerful for Christians today as they were for Christians back then. Come join us and tap into the life and power that these epistles exude when applied in our lives.
NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY:
ACTS AND THE PAULINE EPISTLES (CONTINUED)
We discovered some great gems in Acts, Romans and 1 Corinthians last semester. In this semester we will continue our study of Paul’s letters were we left off last semester beginning with 2 Corinthians and concluding with Philemon. This course will help you have a more intimate understanding of these epistles, which are a gold mine of biblical doctrines for the Church Age. We will introduce historical, geographical, and cultural backgrounds pertinent to each book with emphasis on each book’s purpose and message. The doctrinal principles found in these epistles are just as alive and powerful for Christians today as they were for Christian back then. Come join us and tap into the life and power that these epistles exude when applied in our life today!
STUDIES OF THE TABERNACLE
STUDIES OF THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS 204 — 206
The Tabernacle is one of the most significant concepts in the Bible. Physically, it was a tent used for worship in the wilderness. More importantly, however, the Tabernacle represented a focal point for spiritual understanding. It presented a plan of redemption that foreshadowed the coming of Jesus Christ. Today the Tabernacle provides insight into worship. This insight can help us develop a more intimate relationship with God. This two semester class is designed to teach many of the details and meanings found in the structure, materials and dimensions of the tabernacle. It will provide you with a greater understanding of some of the Tabernacle’s important elements. What was the Tabernacle of Israel really like? How was this portable place of worship constructed? How did the priesthood function, and what role did the Tabernacle play in the life of the average person? What significance does the Tabernacle have for the Christian? These and many other questions are answered in this fascinating study of Israel’s first place of worship.
A STUDY OF THE TABERNACLE – BIB 408-409
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a 2 semester class. We began with a detailed study of numerology to allow the student to prepare his/her mind for the dimensions given in the Bible for the building of the tabernacle. The student will also become familiar with the many numerological patterns used by God in creations, salvation, eternity as well as prophecy. We will then begin the inexhaustible study of the wilderness tabernacle. We will explore the meaning of the dimensions given as well as the materials used. If time permits we shall look at the dimensions of the millennial tabernacle and what they prophecy of that age as well as the age of eternity.
THE GARMENTS OF THE HIGH PRIEST
We learn why certain materials and colors elevated the High Priest in Divine Services.