Basic Christian Doctrine – II Course Description

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
(i)     Define the major theological terms used in the course,
(ii)    Discuss the biblical truths and major issues related to the creation of Man, his fall and the nature of his essence; the doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit; the person of Christ, and His complete work of propitiation on the Cross, His resurrection and ascension; and divine election, the perseverance of the saints, baptism in the Holy Spirit, and other applications of the atonement in the Christian life, including glorification and union with Christ,
(iii)   Identify the major biblical content of the subjects dealt with and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of liberal, atheist, and traditional ideas concerning them, so as to refute ideas and theories which do not agree with the word of God,
(iv)   Express biblically his/her own beliefs on the topics covered and so begin to develop his/her own systematic theology, and
(v)    Practically apply the theology studied to his/her own life, relationships, ministries in the church and the society, and be able to use it to teach others.

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