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SECOND LEVEL COURSES

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NOTE: We do NOT keep records for students who are MONITORING ONLY. All tests submitted are automatically discarded and are not recoverable. However, you will receive a copy of each test automatically.  If you do not receive a copy it is usually because you have misspelled your email address on it and the test cannot find you on the internet.  Otherwise, you should receive a copy of every test that you submit. Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress, including a record of your test grades from your test copies, click the following name link which will take you to a COURSE RECORD FORM that you can download in your preferred format.  You can download and use one copy of that form for each course that you study. You can either print a copy to use externally and manually update the information on it or you can download the copy in one of the word-processor formats and use a copy of it internally in your computer.

 

GENERAL STUDY INSTRUCTIONS
  These may be superceded by specific instructions given on the course main page.

  • Each section generally requires 1 week study/attendance.

  • Look up every scripture referenced in the textbook and workbook.

  • At the end of each section, stop and take the section test if there is one.
    Most tests are "open book" which means that you may use all study materials (workbook, textbook, Bible, etc.) while taking the tests.
    ANSWERS: Those tests that are open book generally require the exact wording from the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever of the study materials are appropriate for the question.  Incorrect answers, spelling, punctuation, extra spaces before or anywhere in the answer or after the answer, will cause the answer to be scored as "Incorrect."  Along with the privilege of using your study materials and taking an "open book" test comes the responsibility of giving the answers to questions verbatim from those study materials whenever required.

  • You should NOT go on to the next section until you have passed the test for the current section and found all of the answers in the textbook, workbook, or KJV, whichever is appropriate, to any questions missed on the current test, whether you passed it or not.  This process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of these coruses.  The attendance for the next Lesson begins on the next day after you have gone through the answer lookup process.

  • If you proceed faster than the suggested pace, then you will not retain the information in the text.

  • Minimum attendance for each course should be met for the course overall and for each individual lesson.

  • If a course is marked "(This course is not yet available.)" then proceed to the next course in the list.

  • All courses require use of the King James Bible.  If you do not have one (or even if you do) then you can download a free Bible program from our study helps page.  Click HERE to go to the study helps page to download your free King James Bible and bible study program.  Once you are done with that page you may close that window to return here to proceed with your courses.

  • Name entry: Please enter "no credit" in the User Name field on all tests.



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Spiritual Warfare (Basic Training for)  Sp Wrfare Title Page.jpg (110967 bytes)
    A study of the battles behind life's battles; and biblical instruction in (1) the only sure way to victory and (2) God's
promise of that victory and (3) His way to accomplish that victory.


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Baptist History and Distinctives 
   This course will give you an understanding of the history of the Baptists.  In this course you will gain an understanding of them as the only group extant today that never associated with Rome (meaning the Roman Catholic Church) and, because of their refusal to bow to the Catholic dictatorship, you will see their story written in fire and blood exactly as it stained the pages of religious and secular history.


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       Studies in the New Testament

COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE!


In this second course in New Testament Studies you will examine selected portions of the New Testament in an "unpretending examination of certain passages of Scripture" through certain character and doctrinal studies.  The textbook will be "Studies In the New Testament" by A. Webster, D.D.


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Pastoral Theology 
   In this course you will study what God says about the Pastor.  Who, why, how, when, his qualifications, his family, etc., will be discussed in this class.
   This class is based upon the notes from a class taught by Dr. Loys Vess who is now with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  This study is taken chiefly from that class and has been expanded somewhat by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk who is one of Dr. Vess' students.  This is a class from pastors to pastors about pastors as taught by the Lord, the original New Testament pastor, in His Bible.


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The Church and Missions (Missions I.)
   In this course you will study the biblical concept of missions and the Great Commission that was given to the Local Church by Jesus Christ himself.  This course will be a comprehensive study of the who, what, where, when, how, and why, of the biblical precept of world-wide missions and how it, and the responsibility for it, applies to the Local New Testament Church.


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Growing as a Co-Laborer with God In World Missions (Missions II.) 

Learn the “big picture” and the foundational biblical principles of giving by faith. Not only will these principles increase your faith but also enlarge the numbers of missionaries on the field.
      Prerequisite course: You must successfully complete Missions I (The Church and Missions) before you are eligible to study the Missions II course.


   
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Through the Eyes Of Compassion.  (Missions III.) 

In secular society where many Christians have become routine in their Christian life, comes a call for Compassion From a Lost and Dying World.


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HEBREWS 
   In this course you will study the book of Hebrews, verse by verse.
    After a brief introduction addressing the historical arguments concerning date, authorship, to whom was it written, and canonicity, we will go on to examine the book and its teachings and comparisons concerning the New Covenant under Christ and the Old Covenant under the Mosaic Law.


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Methods of Teaching I 
   
In this course you will use the classic textbook "The Seven Laws of Teaching" by John M. Gregory.
The course is divided into 9 lessons with tests for each lesson.
   You will study practical and scholarly methods for teaching that have been used for decades.
   Section Tests are "open book" but the Final Test is "closed book."


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Public Speaking  
   In this course you will learn the basics of oral communication.  You will sharpen your skills by using the methods learned in this class while speaking before groups as well as exercising your one on one communication techniques.  


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CHRISTIAN COUNSELING I.

  Christian Counseling I.     
                                         Textbook                 Workbook

   Counseling is an area where most preachers and other Christian workers suffer from a woeful lack of proper training. In this course you will be taught some basic, practical, counseling principles.  You will not be a polished counselor when you finish this course but you will have some practical approaches which will enable you to help people with many of the typical problems faced by people in general.


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Christian Counseling II.
Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

    Christian Counseling II. 

            NEW COURSE NOW AVAILABLE


This course will teach you how to take control of your life.
    One cannot control how long he will live, but he
can sure determine HOW he will live. This course is an eight week counseling session which will enrich or change your life.    And, if you use the knowledge gained in this course in later counseling sessions where you are the counselor, you can use it to help others.

 


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Prayer I. - II. - III. 
(This series is not yet available.)
This classes are currently being prepared for online use.


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ESCHATOLOGY

Several Eschatology courses will be offered in this series.
    - The first, The Book of The Revelation, will be a comprehensive study of the Book, beginning with a study of the Seven Churches of Asia from several different perspectives.
    - The second, The Millennium, will cover the thousand year period subsequent to the Tribulation.
    - Other courses will also be offered in this series.

Each part is a course unto itself and you will receive credits for each part independent of the other parts.


The Book of The Revelation (Revelation I.)

    In this first course in the Eschatology series, The Book of the Revelation, you will study the Seven Churches of Asia from both a geographical and a spiritual standpoint.


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The Millennium
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Revelation II.)

 

In this second course in the Eschatology series you will study the 1,000 year reign of Christ, known as The Millennium, and the believer's place in it.

Other courses in this series will be offered later.


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Life of Christ 
LIFE OF CHRIST I. IS NOW AVAILABLE

   
In this series you will study the life of Christ from varied angles.


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          Bible Doctrines II. 
       DOCTRINES II. AND FOLLOWING ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE!

Through a study of the "Fundamentals of the Faith" you will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental doctrines upon which true understanding of the Scriptures is built and the practice of the precepts taught therein.  These fundamentals were once believed by all who claimed to be Christian.  This is not true today, as you will find when you study the Third Level course, Comparative Theology, and other courses that address modern and older beliefs.  Through this course you will understand better what beliefs are fundamental to true Christian faith and practice.

 


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THEOLOGY COURSES


Theology I. 

In this course we will embark upon a systematic study of God's Word to learn its facts and principles; from which are formulated the basic biblical doctrines.

Prerequisite First Level courses: Salvation, Eternal Security, Bible Doctrines, The Church, and The Bible and also the Second Level course on The Millenium.




Comparative Theology 

   In this course you will study some of the main-line Religions and Christian cults and work step by step through some of their basic doctrines and see how they compare with those of God as He has given them to us in His Bible.


 

Theology II. 
COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE!


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Calvinism 

    In this course you will study the unbiblical doctrine of Calvinism.  You will see, from the scriptures, God's true teachings on Election and Salvation.
   This course will be in two parts.  Student should complete Calvinism I. before taking Calvinism II.


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Hermeneutics I. - II. - III. 
    HERMENEUTICS I and II are NOW AVAILABLE
    In this course you will learn how to "rightly divide the word of truth."  You will use several textbooks and the course will be in three parts.  The Hermeneutics I. textbook is "Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth" by Dr. C.I. Scofield.  The Hermeneutics II. textbook is "The Golden Key" by Ben M. Bogard.  The Hermeneutics III. textbook is to be announced later.
    Prerequisites: You must successfully complete the First Level course, "The Bible," before taking the Hermeneutics courses for credit.  Also, you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics I. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics II. section and you must successfully complete the Hermeneutics II. section to be eligible to take the Hermeneutics III. section.  This process should be followed because the precepts and processes of each course build upon those taught in the preceding courses.  Thus, following the proper course of study will be of benefit to you as you progress through the series.


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How to Prepare Sermons and Homiletics I. - V. 
  

4 Portions of this series are now available.

    In the first parts of this series you will learn the various types of sermons and also how to prepare them.  You will then progress through the theory and practice of developing and delivering a homily, learning what to do and what not to do; and, finally, you will learn how to prepare yourself to endeavor in this field effectively.  You will use several textbooks and the series will be in five parts. The Homiletics I textbook is "Introduction to Homiletics" by Shawn Abigail.  The How to Prepare Sermons course textbook is How to Prepare Sermons by William Evans.  The Homiletics II textbook is "The Theory of Preaching" by Austin Phelps, D.D.  The Homiletics III textbook is "Men and Books or Studies In Homiletics" by Austin Phelps, D.D. The Homiletics IV textbook is "Homiletics" by W.G.T. Shedd. The Homiletics IV textbook is "Rhetoric, Its Theory and Practice - 'English Style In Public Discourse' " by Austin Phelps, D.D.
    Prerequisites: You must successfully complete the Second Level courses, "Public Speaking"  and "Calvinism" and the First Level course, "The Bible," before you take any of the Homiletics courses for credit.  The courses in this series, Homiletics I, How to Prepare Sermons, Homiletics II through Homiletics V are each prerequisites of the course following it.  The courses must be taken in that order and each must be successfully completed before going on to study the next course in the series.


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   In this course you will learn the basics of the original method of reaching the populace- street preaching.  This was the method used by the Apostles Paul & Peter, Stephen, Barnabas, and most of the preachers of the Bible- both in the Old and the New Testaments.  Three courses.


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Ecclesiology 
  This course is an in-depth study of the New Testament Church.  You will learn what the term "Church" means and what it does not mean.  Some common ancient and modern beliefs about the Church will be challenged and laid to rest by this study into the truth concerning both the Local Church and the Universal Church.  And the truths presented concerning them will be learned as they are taught in the final authority and teacher about the Church, which is, of course, the Word of God.


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Church Polity and Order    
   In this course you will learn the scriptural formula for running a local New Testament Church.
For the Pastors, it will be useful as a manual concerning the polity of the Church, its officers and structure, and how to scripturally lead and be the leader of the congregation.
For the members, it will give them added confidence in their Pastor's leadership by reassuring them that he is following the precepts and rules set down by the one who started and owns the Church- the Lord Jesus Christ.