BI: BIBLE

    BI 101 102 New Testament Survey 1 & 2. The unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the New Testament books, with continued emphasis on the practical application of the central themes of the inspired writers to the Christian life. BI 101 first semester, BI 102 second semester. Three credit hours each.

    BI 201 202 Old Testament Survey 1 & 2. A study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the history, poetry, and prophecy books of the Old Testament. Emphasizes the practical application of these messages to the Christian life of service to Christ, drawing others to Him while maintaining biblical separation from the ways of the world. BI 201 first semester, BI 202 second semester. Three credit hours.

    BI 203 Biblical Foundations. A study of the scientific, ethical, and spiritual foundations of life, law, and love drawn from the first five books of the Bible. Particular emphasis is given to creationism, including the biblical scientific proofs of divine creation. First semester, three credit hours.

    BI 205 The Life of Christ. Detailed studies of the earthly life of our Lord with particular emphasis on the spiritual significance of each aspect of His ministry. First semester, three credit hours.

    BI 211 Parables of Jesus. A fascinating study of the parables of Jesus as found in the four Gospels of the New Testament. The course will focus on the meanings of the parables, the central teachings and themes of the parables with emphasis on the application of Christian living. First semester, three credit hours.

    BI 300 Principles of Bible Study. A study of the principles of Bible interpretation and the methods of independent, devotional Bible study. Attention is given to the use and misuse of translations and to tools for effective Bible study. Two credit hours.

    BI 301 302 Bible Doctrines 1 & 2. A systematic study of the biblical basis of fundamental Christian doctrines. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions. First semester: Scripture, God, Man, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Last Things. Second semester: Separation, Church, Holy Spirit. BI 301 first semester, BI 302 second semester. Three credit hours each. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 303 Teachings of Jesus. Expositional and devotional study of the parables and discourses of our Lord. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 308 Modern Cults. An examination, in the light of the Word of God, of the doctrines and practices of modern cults. Second semester, three credit hours.

    BI 313 Archaeology of the Bible. Archaeological discoveries and techniques illuminating the Bible narrative, with illustrations afforded by slides of sites in Bible lands. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 315 History of Christianity 1. A study of the history of the Christian Church from post-apostolic times to 1500. Emphasis will be given to the development of institutions, doctrine, and practice. Also stressed will be the church's relationship with society. Also HI 315. First semester, three credit hours.

    BI 316 History of Christianity 2. A study of the history of the Christian Church from the Reformation in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be given to the development of institutions, doctrines, and practices. Also stressed will be the church's relationship with society. Also HI 316. Second semester, three credit hours.

    BI 322 Minor Prophets. A study of the times and the messages of the twelve so-called minor prophets. Second semester, three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202

    BI 324 History of Christian Thought. A study of how Christian thought developed as it interacted with the thoughts and cultures of civilization from antiquity to the present. Drawing from the resources of our Christian heritage in forming our own Christian world and life view will be stressed. Also HI 324. Second semester, three credit hours.

    BI 331 332 Christ in the Old Testament 1 & 2. An in-depth study of the revelation of Christ and His Kingdom in the Old Testament. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 399 Christian Living Forum. Panel discussion, in question-answer format, of principles and guidelines for dealing with the perplexing spiritual and moral issues facing the Christian today. Second semester, one credit hour. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

    BI 403 Old Testament Poetry. Interpretation and practical application of the poetic portions of the Old Testament, with emphasis on the Poetic Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 405 406 Bible Geography 1 & 2. The historical geography and background of the biblical lands with special attention on Palestine. First Semester: the Old Testament. Second semester: the New Testament. BI 405 first semester, BI 406 second semester. Two credit hours each. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202. These courses meet the requirements for social science electives.

    BI 410 Women in the Bible. In a day of rising feminism, even within evangelical circles, the Bible's teaching on God's place for the woman is being obscured and reinterpreted. This course addresses today's misunderstandings and assaults on the woman's role in the family, church, and society. Biblical principles will be illustrated from the lives of the women in the Bible. Two credit hours. Open only to women. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 421 Preaching from Matthew. Exegetical and homiletic studies in the Gospel of Matthew. Includes principles and guidelines for the use of background material in preaching and for the homiletic use of parables, miracles, prophecy, narratives, word studies, and key themes. Both semesters, three credit hours.

    BI 425 History of Doctrine. A study of the development of Christian theology from post-apostolic times to 1500. Also HI 425. Second semester, three credit hours.

    BI 452 Romans. An expositional study of the book, with emphasis on such themes as salvation, holy living, law and grace, the place of the Jew and Gentile in God's plan, the Christian and secular government, and Christian liberty. Second semester, three credit hours.

    BI 507 Christian Apologetics. A study designed to prepare students to defend, justify, and confirm the claims of Christianity before men. The focus of the course will be upon the material and means by which Christians can answer the most common arguments against Christianity. First semester, two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

    BI 510 Denominational Doctrines. A study of the doctrines which characterize various denominations. First semester, three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 511 Old Testament Prophecy. A study of the prophetic portions of the Old Testament, including such themes as the first and second coming of Christ, the day of the Lord, the restoration of Israel, and the nature of the future kingdom. First semester, three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 512 New Testament Prophecy. A study of the various millennial systems, the concept of the kingdom as presented in the Gospels, the eschatological discourses of Christ, and the main eschatological portions of the New Testament. Second semester, three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 540 541 Hebrew History 1 & 2. The history of God's chosen people from their beginnings in Genesis through the periods of the patriarchs, the sojourn in Egypt, the wilderness, the conquest, the judges, the kingdom, the exile, and the restoration to the close of the Old Testament canon. First semester: Genesis through Ruth. Second semester: Samuel through Esther. First semester BI 540 Second semester BI 541, three credit hours each. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 547 Isaiah. An analytical study of the book with an emphasis on its unity, its central message, and its doctrinal and devotional values. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 548 Jeremiah and Ezekiel. An analytical study of these prophecies with emphasis on their central messages and their doctrinal values. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 549 Daniel and Revelation. An analytical study of these vitally important prophetic books, with attention given to the culminating message of the Old Testament represented in them. Second semester, three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202. This class meets the requirement for a social science elective.

    BI 553 Gospel and Epistles of John. An expositional study of John's gospel and epistles, with emphasis on his presentation of the Son of God and the fundamental principles of the Christian life. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 554 Acts of the Apostles. The spread of the Gospel in apostolic times. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 562 Corinthian Epistles. A study of Paul's instructions concerning church divisions, practical Christian living, Christian liberty, marriage and divorce, the gifts of the Spirit, and the place of Christian love; and of his testimony and exhortations concerning the Christian ministry. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 564 Galatians and Thessalonians. An in-depth study of these earlier epistles of Paul in which he opposes doctrinal error, reaffirms the doctrine of salvation by faith alone, and provides further revelation concerning the second coming of Christ and the work of the Antichrist. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 565 Prison Epistles. A study of Christ, the Church, and Christian living from Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 566 Pastoral Epistles. An expositional study of Paul's inspired instructions concerning the challenge, responsibilities, qualifications, and message of Christian ministry. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 568 Hebrews and James. An expositional study of both books, emphasizing steadfast confidence in Christ as High Priest plus cautions and practical concerns vital to witnessing Christians and growing congregations. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.

    BI 569 Epistles of Peter and Jude. An expositional study of these books, emphasizing growth in the Lord, His plan for the future, our triumph in suffering, and a firm stand in the midst of apostasy. Two credit hours. Prerequisites: BI 102 & BI 202.