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Eternal Security   


   This course is designed to refute and assure.  To refute the heresies surrounding the doctrine of Eternal Security and assure the student that his Salvation through Christ and his destination because of Christ are eternally secure.  The course will guide the student through the bedrock biblical proofs and refutations surrounding this question- "Is the believer secure in Christ?"

     The question will be studied in 6 chapters of the textbook by Dr. Bonner

bullet Introduction
bullet Chapter One - What is Salvation, According to the Bible
bullet Chapter Two - What Happens When A Christian Does Sin
bullet Chapter Three - Does Good Works Or Baptism Save A Soul
bullet Chapter Four - Argumentation and Reasoning's
bullet Chapter Five - What Would Happen If A Christian Could Lose Their Salvation
bullet Chapter Six - Additional Scripture Verses Showing Eternal Security
bullet Summary

    Although there are only six chapters in the textbook there are eight sections of study when we include the Introduction and the Summary.

  • STUDY:  Study only one section of the textbook at a time.  The link to the textbook is at the bottom of this page.  Take the section test at the end of each section.  You may not proceed to the next section until you pass the test for the current section and have looked up the correct answer in the textbook for every question missed on the current section test.  Your attendance requirement for the next section begins the day after you pass the test for the current section. 
  • ATTENDANCE:
    Each section of the course requires a minimum of 1 week attendance. Some sections may take two weeks to complete; but, for lesson attendance purposes this is considered a one week minimum attendance per section course.  You may not go on to study the next section of the text until the day after you have passed the test for the current section and looked up the correct answer in the textbook for every question you missed on the test even though you passed it.
    Minimum attendance overall for the entire course is 11 weeks even though there are only eight sections.  This is to give you ample time for those sections that may take two weeks to complete.  The course is worth 1.5 credits.
  • Please submit a Begin Sign In form to officially begin your attendance for this course.

ATTENTION: We have noticed a tendency, actually 1 out of 6 new students which amounts to hundreds of students total, to rush through this course because it is so basic.  Therefore, we have included the following explanation to clarify study and testing matters:

These instructions concern only the Eternal Security Course.

  • Attendance for the entire course is 11 weeks minimum.

  • Attendance per section is 1 week minimum and tests need to be taken a minimum of 1 week apart.

  • Under no circumstances can you complete more than 1 section and take the test for it in any one week.  The next section cannot be started until the following week begins.

  • If you fail a test then you cannot retake it until at least the next day.  You need to spend at least one day finding all of the correct answers in the textbook or workbook or KJV Bible, whichever is appropriate for the question, for every question missed on the test.  You will automatically receive a copy of the test and you can use the correct answers on it to make sure you find them in the study materials.

  • All attendance is figured from the date that you submit your Sign In form for the course.  If you submit a Sign In form with incorrect information on it then you will be instructed to submit an "Amended" Sign In with the correct information.  In that case your attendance will be figured from the date of your submission of the Amended form.
       The most common mistakes on the Sign In form are to submit the wrong Required Attendance per Lesson or the wrong Required Attendance for the course overall.  You will find both of those attendance requirements on each course main page.  It is given
    on those pages as required minimum attendance per lesson and required minimum attendance for the course overall.  It is not the same for all courses.  Each course main page will plainly give both of those requirements for that course.  There are no maximum attendance requirements.

  • Failure to meet the lesson or overall course attendance or testing requirements will result in any tests not meeting those requirements being disallowed and discarded.  Also, any tests which follow that test in sequence cannot be turned in until you have met the full minimum attendance requirement per lesson for them after retaking the failed test.  If they are turned in before the retake is completed and passed then they will be disallowed as being out of sequence.


    In plain terms:

  •   If you send in your first test in this course sooner than 7 days after your Sign In date, that test will be disallowed and you will have to retake it at the proper time.

  • If you submit your second test less than 7 days after your first test, then that test will also be be disallowed and you will have to retake it at the proper time.

  • The rest of the section tests must be spaced in like manner, 1 test per 1 week minimum attendance for each section or they will also be disallowed and you will have to retake them at the proper times.

  • If you submit your Final Test before completing the entire 11 weeks of attendance, that Final Test will also be disallowed and you will have to retake it at the proper time.

  • These are college courses and following instructions is part of what is being taught.  Therefore, exact adherence to all instructions is required of all students at all times.  The instructions given on the website are specifically designed to help the student have the best chance at a quality education in the Word and Ways of God and they are also designed to facilitate the operation of the college in an effective manner.

  • Failure to follow instructions is the biggest problem among not only the unsaved, but it is also the biggest problem among God's people and one of the main reasons that the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, is blasphemed among the nations.  Failure to follow the instructions of the earthly authority that God has placed over a person, not only in this area of education but also in every other facet of their Christian life, is a sure indication that they will also neglect to follow the instructions of God as given in His Word, the Bible.    
       Therefore, to facilitate the necessary and in-depth training of the students, SLBC requires complete adherence to the instructions given in each course.  This will help facilitate the students best opportunity to obtain an good education in the Word and Ways of God.

    If you proceed faster than the required pace, then you will not retain the information in the text nor will you be able to locate the information to score in the passing range on the open book tests. Some tests require less than 100% to pass but most tests require a 100% passing score because they are open book tests.

  • TESTING:  Make sure you read and submit the Testing Instructions Agreement if you have not already done so.  On that agreement you will receive instructions concerning what to enter for your User Name and User ID.  Without reading that form you will not know how to correctly enter those two pieces of information on the test opening page.  Only one such form is required for each student's file.
        The section tests can be taken on or after the 7th day of the minimum required week of study per section.  If tests are submitted before that time then they will be disallowed and the student will have to retake them when the attendance requirements have been met.
    - Name entry on tests:  Students are required to use proper letter-case when inputting their names on all submissions to the college.  Example: If your name is John Smith, then input John Smith, not john smith or JOHN SMITH.  If you do not use proper letter-case when you input your name on a test, then the test will be Disallowed and discarded.

    ATTENTION: 
    If you fail a test, you MAY NOT attempt that test again on the same day.  You must restudy that section in the textbook and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the next day.
  • RESULTS PAGE of tests:  Sometimes tests do not submit properly.  This can be due to a glitch in the test, a problem with your computer, or an Internet problem.  Therefore, students are required to save a copy of the Results Page of every test that they take.  This is necessary so that if a test does not submit properly the student will have a copy of the Results page to submit to us upon our request.  (Do NOT send it unless we request that you do so.)  The copy of the Results Page can then be placed in your academic file in lieu of the actual test.
       
    You can click HERE for instructions for saving a copy of the Results Page to your computer.  You may want to print out a copy of those instructions or else you can save an electronic copy to your computer.
  • FINAL TEST
    You may not take the Final Test until you have met the attendance for the entire course which is 11 weeks.  You may take the Final Test after 11 full weeks of attendance which will place your Final Test on or after the first day of the 12th week from your Sign In to "Begin" date. You may not take the Final Test on the same day that you passed the last Section Test.  You may take the Final Test on or after the next day after passing the last Section Test.
    Once 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 each test, then you may Retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    - Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the Final Test then you need to restudy both the textbook and all of the section tests and then retake the Final Test no sooner than the next day after failing it. Repeat this process, after the one day required wait between each retake, until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, even though you receive a passing score, then you need to review the textbook and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  This is required for every course and every test.
  • SIGN-IN 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 sign in and mark the form "Finish" when you have completed the entire course and you are ready to submit your request for the password for the Final Test.

  • 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 course.

  • TEXTBOOK: You may now go to the textbook and begin your study of the doctrine of Eternal Security.
       The textbook is offered in two different formats; both have active links to the tests.
    1. You may now click
    HERE to go to the textbook in html (webpage) format.
    2. Or, you may now click
    HERE to go to the textbook in pdf format.

  • Final Test Instructions
    After you have completed all of the requirements for this course, then you must submit a Sign In form marked "Finish" and then you may retrieve the Password and take the Final Test.

    Click HERE to go to the Finish Sign In form to submit the Finish form for your attendance.

    If you have not yet submitted a Testing Instructions Agreement, please do so now.
    Click HERE to go to the Testing Instructions form. Close that page to return here.

    (Only one such form is required for each student.)

    Once you have returned to this page, then submit the Retrieve Password form below.

    (click on words or picture)
    RETRIEVE PASSWORD

    You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.

    Once you have obtained the Password,
    then click the words to go to the Final Test.

    FINAL TEST
    Final test is "open book" i.e., you may use your
    textbook and workbook while taking the final test.