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Mobile Ed: TH102 Introducing Bible Doctrine II: The Triune God and His Heavenly Host
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Mobile Ed: TH102 Introducing Bible Doctrine II: The Triune God and His Heavenly Host

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Lexham Press 2013

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Overview

Find answers to questions of Christian doctrine with experts in the field. Why do Christians believe in a Trinity? What is the relationship between God and angels? How does God relate to his creation? Why does evil exist? Drs. Ronn Johnson and Dr. Carl Sanders introduce students to the academic discussion of these questions by examining biblical descriptions of the Trinity and the members of God’s heavenly host. The course also discusses God’s providential relationship to creation, his divine knowledge, the problem of evil, and modern views of spiritual gifts.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the biblical terminology related to God and other divine beings
  • Be acquainted with theological issues concerning God’s relationship to the existence of evil
  • Understand differing views of the relationship between providence, foreknowledge, and free will
  • Be able to properly describe the personhood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit with respect to Trinitarian Theology
  • Understand how monotheism and Trinitarianism are compatible
  • Understand Spirit baptism and varying modern views of spiritual gifts

Course Outline

Unit 1: God

  • Introduction to the Doctrine of God
  • What We Don’t Mean
  • Finding the God of the Bible
  • Determining the Meaning of Elohim with the Bible Sense Lexicon
  • The Name of Our God
  • Identifying the Hebrew Names for God
  • God as Creator
  • God as Controller
  • God in Character
  • Quiz – Unit 1

Unit 2: Creation and Providence

  • Introduction to God’s Work
  • Creation
  • Creation Theology
  • Ethical Implications of Creation
  • Divine Providence: Preservation
  • The Dispute about God’s Rule
  • Total Control
  • Subject-Verb Clause Searching to Discover God’s Actions in Ruth
  • Partial Control
  • Open Theism
  • Openness Arguments
  • Performing a Bible Word Study for the Hebrew Term Nacham
  • Concerning Open Theism
  • Quiz – Unit 2

Unit 3: The Problem of Evil

  • The Problem Defined
  • Background of the Problem of Evil
  • Evil and Providence
  • Two Kinds of Evil
  • Approaches to the Problem of Evil
  • Conclusion: One Final Approach
  • Quiz – Unit 3

Unit 4: Angels

  • Introduction to Angels
  • Defining Angels
  • Searching the Old Testament for the Term “Angel”
  • Identifying Angels
  • Appreciating Angels
  • Quiz – Unit 4
  • Midterm Exam

Unit 5: Christology: The Person and Work of Christ

  • Introduction to the Doctrine of Christ
  • Background to Deity
  • The Deity of Christ
  • Implications of Deity
  • The Humanity of Christ
  • The United Person
  • Adding Verses to a Topic Guide Search
  • Implications of Humanity
  • The Work of Christ
  • Stages of Christ’s Work
  • Quiz – Unit 5

Unit 6: The Holy Spirit: Person and Work

  • Importance of the Holy Spirit
  • Overview of the History of the Holy Spirit
  • Personality of the Spirit
  • Deity of the Spirit
  • The Old Testament Work of the Holy Spirit
  • Searching for References to the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus
  • The Spirit and the Believer
  • Disputed Works of the Spirit
  • Quiz – Unit 6

Unit 7: THe Holy Spirit: Spirit Baptism

  • Spirit Baptism in Acts
  • What Is Spirit Baptism?
  • Searching the Words of Christ for References to the Holy Spirit
  • Paul and the Spirit
  • Quiz – Unit 7

Unit 8: Spiritual Gifts: The Contemporary Debate

  • Debates Surrounding Spiritual Gifts
  • Purpose of Spiritual Gifts
  • General Observations: 1 Corinthians 12–14
  • The Use of Charisma in Contemporary Greek Literature
  • Cessationism vs. Continuationism
  • The Cessationist Challenges
  • The Nature of Tongues: Issues
  • The Nature of Tongues: More Cessationist Arguments
  • Quiz – Unit 8
  • Final Exam

Product Details

  • Title: TH102 Introducing Bible Doctrine II: The Triune God and His Heavenly Host
  • Instructors: Carl Sanders and Ronn Johnson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 6

About the Instructors

Dr. Carl Sanders is an associate professor of theology at Lancaster Bible College’s Capital Bible Seminary. He has taught at college and seminary levels since 1999 at several schools: Bethel University (St. Paul, Minnesota), Northwestern College (St. Paul, Minnesota), and Washington Bible College in Washington, DC, where he also served as chair of the Bible and theology department (2003–2012).

Dr. Sanders is well liked by his students for his down-to-earth presentation of Bible doctrine. Students quickly learn that he enjoys talking about theology and has a quick wit. Among his strengths as a lecturer are his ability to distill information to essential elements, as well as his good-natured way of fairly explaining differences in theological positions. Dr. Sanders has a keen interest in urban ministry and has served for many years in racially diverse urban congregations. His interest in local-church experience helps him practice theology in ways that reflect the diversity present in the body of Christ. He strives to make theology interesting and practical.

Dr. Ronn Johnson, lecturer in biblical studies at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, Minnesota, has been the senior pastor at his church, Coon Rapids Evangelical Free, since 2006. He previously taught in the Bible departments at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (1991–1994) and The Master’s College (1994–1996).

Dr. Johnson is well known by his students for demanding that they think about what they believe instead of being passive listeners. His approach is the opposite of proof-texting—simply quoting Bible verses without consideration of what they might mean in context. His goal is to drive home the point that the Bible is more than a collection of verses to be memorized and thrown into play—it’s a message from God that had a clear, coherent purpose that we need to hear without imposing our own traditions on the text. That approach of loyalty to the Bible above all else comes through in his Mobile Ed sessions on Bible doctrine.

He and his wife, Susan, have three teenage children. His pastimes include reading and giving too much attention to Kirby, the family dog.

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