to the Comparative Theology class.
In this course we will examine most of the mainline Religions and some of the more well-known "Christian" cults. We will learn some of their major doctrinal beliefs and then compare them with the Bible. The King James Version of the Bible will be considered the final authority for all issues of
Method of study:
textbook one section at a time. Not more than one
section may be completed each week. Some sections will take
more than one week to complete.
At the end of each section you will
and take the Section
Test that corresponds
with the section you just finished studying. All tests are
"open book," which means you may use your textbook while
taking the tests. You may submit your section tests on the 7th day
of the week of study for that section of the textbook.
you have not already done so, please read and submit the Testing
On that form you will find instructions concerning how to fill in the information page on the
tests. You will also find out your "User
ID" and your "User Name" on that form. Results
of the tests will be emailed to you automatically.
- If you do
not correctly fill in all of the information on the information page of the
test in accordance with the instructions on the Testing Instruction
Form, then your results will not be
directed to the proper file here at the college and your score may not
be added to your file. In addition, if you submit an incorrect
email address on the information page of the test, then your copy of
the test cannot be automatically sent to you by the testing program
and your test will not be routed to the proper file here at SLBC.
first for this course and mark the form
"Begin" unless you have done so
previously. You do not sign in when you finish each
lesson. You only do so and mark the form "Finish" when
you have completed the entire course and you are ready for the Final
Download and print the COURSE RECORD FORM.
On it you will keep a record of your sign in
"Begin" date because
you will be required to enter it on the Sign In
"Finish" form that you will submit at the end of the
entire course. You will also keep other pertinent
information on that form such as date and score for each test so
that you will be able to keep track of your progress through the
Minimum required attendance for each lesson is 1 week.
- Minimum required attendance for the entire course is 11 weeks.
completing a test:
you have passed
a test, do not take it again.
the test then you must restudy that entire section and then retake
the test. Repeat this process until you finally pass the test.
ATTENTION: If you fail
a test, you MAY NOT attempt
that test again on the same day. You must restudy the
textbook/workbook and find all of the correct answers to the
questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the
the test but missed
some of the questions
on any test, then you must review the section corresponding to that
test and find the correct answers to any questions answered
incorrectly. Your copy of the test, which is automatically
emailed to you, will give you the correct answers for comparison.
Once you have found all of the correct answers in the textbook, then
you may continue on to the next section.
You will find the links for the section tests in the
textbook at the end of each section. Take those tests as you
come to them but only after meeting the minimum
attendance/study/testing requirement for that lesson and test.
- You will find
the link to the Final Test as well as the link to Retrieve the
Password, in the textbook.
you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed
all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any
questions missed on any test, then you may Retrieve the Password
and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the
the final test do not take it again.
the final test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of
the section tests and then retake the final test. Repeat this
process until you pass the Final Test.
you miss any questions
on the Final Test, then you need to review the textbook and all of
the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you
Click textbook name to access the textbook for the
Dr. VanBuskirk (html file, 850 kb)
Comparative Theology by Dr. VanBuskirk (pdf file, 599 kb)
Final Test There is a direct link to the Final Test in each textbook. Should they not work for some reason, return here and use this direct link.