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THIRD LEVEL COURSES

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Courses cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

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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These may be superceded by specific instructions given on the course main page.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, in your KJV, 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 usually require the exact answer 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.

  • 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 to any questions missed on the current test, whether you passed it or not.  The attendance for the next Lesson begins on the next day.

  • TESTING
        When you receive a passing score on a test you should give one day to finding all of the correct answers in your textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every question missed on the test.  A copy of each test is automatically sent to you and you may use the correct answers listed on it to verify that you have found the correct answers in the appropriate study materials.  This should be done before you go on to the next lesson.
        Sometimes the tests may not open when you first download them.  This is an unavoidable slight quirk in some computers that causes them to have a bit of a problem processing the opening page of the tests, generally because of filters or security settings on the computer.  If you get a blank page, please refresh the page and the tests will open.  Either click the refresh icon or press F5 to refresh the page and open the test.  On rare occasions, depending on your internet connection and your computer, it may take several refreshes to open the test.  If the test still will not open, even after several attempts to refresh the page, then please contact us via the CONTACT form and explain the problem.  Upon receipt of the form we will attempt to help you resolve the problem.

  • We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the information for this course.

  • 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.

 


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Faith, the Building Blocks of Christianity  Faith_Cover_WhiteMED.JPG (16914 bytes) 
   
In this course you will learn about this thing we hear so widely mentioned, Faith.  You will pursue the word through the scriptures and learn its meaning in the context of the many ways it is used therein.  In addition you will learn of: dead faith and living faith; natural faith and spiritual faith; faith as an ability, and what its kinship is to the term, believe, as well as various other aspects of our relationship to this very necessary, and even essential, element in the lives of both the saved and the lost.


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The Temple and the Tabernacle 
   This course will help solidify the connection between the Old Covenant, symbolized by the Tabernacle and the Temple, and the New Covenant, symbolized by the cross and the modern Temple of God.  It will also help expand on the groundwork established by your study of the book of Hebrews.  Included in this study will be the histories of both the Tabernacle and the Temple(s) from both biblical and external sources as well as comparisons and explanations of their surroundings and contents.  Comparisons to both the person and the work of Jesus Christ will be shown from the tabernacle and from the ancient and modern Temples of God.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

First John 
   In this class we will examine the letter's origins, author, purpose, and a verse by verse study of its contents.  Refutations of Gnostic teachings are keyed throughout the study.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Beginning Greek       
   In this course you will get a primer in the original language of the New Testament, Koine Greek.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Mormonism I. - The Changing World of Mormonism 
   
In this course you will learn about the changing world of Mormonism.  In it you will study the changing face that Mormonism presents to the world as it pertains to Mormon Doctrine and Practice.  You will also learn how they are making unannounced changes, unannounced to their own members as well as to the world at large, in their own modern literature to try to reconcile these changes with their own traditional stances as put forth in their earlier literature.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

      Mormonism II. - Mormon Claims Answered  c_mormonclaimsanswered.jpg (8436 bytes)

In this course you will study the claims of the Mormon religion and the answers to them.


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Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Christian Counseling III.
Healing Words for Lonely People


   
Christian Counseling III. 

In this course you will learn the biblical way of dealing with loneliness.  You will learn its scope amongst the population and gain assurance that there is hope, and where to find it.  The knowledge gained in this course will enable you to deal with any loneliness that may have already invaded your life, past or present, and you will then be able to use that knowledge gained to help others deal with this universal problem.


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Pastoral Practicum 

    This course is designed specifically for those who plan on becoming pastors of local New Testament Churches.  In this course you will gain practical experience in some of the more common duties of the pastor.
   It is not a generally required course.  Those not planning on pastoring do not have to take this course but they are encouraged to do so.  Some students, even though not planning on pastoring, will be required to take it for their particular course of study.
  Physical limitations:
  If you are disabled and cannot perform the practice baptisms then you will be excused from doing that one physical part of the course.  However, you must still do the textbook work and the reciting out loud of the baptizing phrases so that you will know how to properly train the helper who will do the actual baptizing for the church when you become a pastor or are asked by your pastor to help with the baptizing.
   Prerequisite for the course: Student should have successfully completed "The Church," "Public Speaking," and the "Church Polity and Order" courses.


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Courses cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
  
 

    In this multi-part series you will learn about the (mostly) unsung heroes and (mostly) loudly sung villains of the Bible.  Women.
    Like their male counterparts, some of the women of the Bible were positive examples and some were negative ones.  You will learn about both in this course and their contributions, positive and negative, to the progress of God's plan in the existence and progress of God's chosen nation, Israel, and also their contributions in the progress of God's plan for humanity in general and the universe at large.

Part One: The Women of Genesis  

 

 

Part Two: The Women of Exodus  


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Course cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.


Abraham, Friend of God, Father of Faith 
  
In this course we will follow the life of one of the great men of the Bible, Abraham.  In the Scriptures he is call "the friend of God" and many have called him the "Father of the Faith."  We will trace His life from Ur of the Chaldees on through the 100 years in which God dealt with him and on up to his death in Hebron and his burial in the cave of Machpelah alongside his beloved Sarah.  Along this hundred year path we will study both the victories and the failures of this man whom God's Word called, "the friend of God."