First Year Classes

*The following is a partial list of courses offered for credit at the Institute.

Bibliology is the study of the bible. Included in this course are discussions of why the bible was written and how it was developed, who were the authors and how they were inspired to write. There are also discussions of Divine accommodation and accepting the bible literally or spiritualizing it’s contents.

Hermeneutics This course covers the various methods of interpretation and presents the views of many well-known scholars. The study of biblical hermeneutics prepares the student for in-depth study and interpretation of the scriptures as it is presented in its many translations. The only prerequisite for this course is Bibliology, the study of the bible.

Harmartiology is a study of the doctrine of sin. The study is an examination of the origin of sin and how sin entered into the world. The study includes a look at why sin has been around for so long and what will be the final outcome.

Soteriology is a study of the doctrine of salvation. The course involves a look at the provision that was made for man to be redeemed from the curse of sin. Also, other benefits of this provision are considered.

Paterology is the study of God the Father. The course focus mainly on the attributes of God. The study also includes a look at the relationship of the Trinity and an examination of how the Godhead eternally exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Genesis 1:26, Matthews 28:19.)

Christology is the study of the doctrine of Jesus the Son of God and the Savior of man. The main focus of the course is that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came into the world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill the prophecy, and become the redeemer of the lost world. To this end, He was born of the virgin Mary, received a human body and a sinless human nature within ceasing to be God. (Luke 1:30-35, John 1:1,14,18, Hebrews 4:15, Philippians 2:5-14.)

Pneumatology is the study of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity who dwells in every believer immediately after He places his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that God provides, through the Holy Spirit, power to live the Christian life. (Romans 5:5, 8:9-10, Galatians 5:16-25.)

Ecclesiology is the study of the doctrine of the church. The church is the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have been called out and who have united ourselves to the risen and ascended savior are all a part of the church. The church is not the building but the people who are followers of Christ.

Eschatology is the doctrine of the study of final things. This course focuses on the activities that occur at the end of this dispensation.

Angelology/Demonology/Satanology is a study of the doctrines of angels, demons and Satan. Angels are messengers from God to man who are equipped with supernatural powers to aid and to assist man. Satan, the devil, is the prince of demons and is the declared adversary of God and man. However, when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, He limited the power of the devil and guaranteed the ultimate triumph of God.