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BAPTISM

Students will explore Old and New Testament references to baptism, the historical origins of infant baptism, the relationship between salvation and baptism, as well as purpose and relevance of baptism for the 21st century believer.

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SANCTITY OF LIFE

The public debate over the sanctity of life has dominated the social and political agenda of America since the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.  Since then it is estimated that over 50 million unborn suffered abortion.  That’s ten times the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust under Nazi Germany.

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OLD TESTAMENT BACKGROUNDS

Old Testament Backgrounds provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Israel and the cultural context surrounding the various books of the Old Testament.  This course will introduce the biblical books within the overall timeline of the ancient world and inform the student how the culture of the ancient world helps us to better understand the teaching found in the Old Testament.

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SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY

Introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of walking in the Spirit, and the directives for cooperating in His work. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt and shame as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in regards to original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time.

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

Spiritual leader is one who puts his or her faith and trust in Christ to help them learn and apply the Biblical principles of a Godly leader—and then lead others in the same path, by example.  The timeless principles of spiritual leadership you will explore in this course have been gleaned from the book “Spiritual Leadership” by Dr. J. Oswald Sanders. 

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SPIRITUAL GIFTS

In this course, students will be introduced to the New Testament references to spiritual gifts, the purpose of spiritual gifts, the differences between the fruits of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, as well as discussion about various perspectives regarding the validity of the gifts of the Spirit for the church today.

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SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE

This course will delve into the current attack on traditional marriage and will explore the public debate over the redefinition of marriage.  Sanctity of Marriage will explore the social and cultural pressures that insist that Christians change their traditional definition of marriage.  A thoroughly biblical definition of marriage will show the positive social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of traditional Christian marriage.

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