In this course, Dr. Carl Sanders and Dr. Ronn Johnson discuss the theological importance of humanity’s creation in the image of God, separation from a relationship with God because of sin, biblical concepts of atonement and justification, and the ultimate destiny of believers. Theological approaches to related issues, such as corporate human relationships, gender, race, and the value of work are also considered.
Upon successful completion you should be able to:
- Be familiar with how theology informs our understanding of humanity and human relationships
- Grasp the impact of sin on the relationship between God and humankind
- Be able to think theologically about humanity’s estranged relationship to God
- Understand God’s plan for human salvation
- Understand the consistency between the OT and NT concepts of salvation
- Be familiar with various views of the atonement
- Understand God’s goal in glorification of those humans who embrace his salvation
Unit 1: Humanity
- Introducing the Doctrine of Humanity
- The Image of God in Humankind
- Studying the “Image of God” with the Sermon Starter Guide
- The Awakening of Humankind
- Human Connection and Disconnection
- Human Freedom
- Sin, Salvation, and Glorification
- Quiz – Unit 1
Unit 2: Humanity: Individual and Corporate
- The Biblical Idea of Corporate Humanity
- Using the Bible Facts Tool to Find Connections
- Practices of Corporate Humanity
- Behaviors of Corporate Humanity
- Corporate Humanity and Other Doctrines
- Implications of Corporate Humanity
- Using the Timeline Tool to Trace Slavery’s Effect on the Church
- Quiz – Unit 2
Unit 3: Gender: Male and Female
- Basic Issues to Thinking Theologically about Gender
- Competing Christian Views on Gender
- Creation and Gender Roles: Evidence for Hierarchy
- The Impact of the Fall on Gender Roles
- Jesus and Women
- The New Testament Emphasis on Equality
- New Testament Indications of Hierarchy
- Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Distinguish Meaning in the New Testament
- Other Issues Related to a Theology of Gender
- Quiz – Unit 3
Unit 4: Race
- Historical Background and Biblical Ambiguity about Race
- Racial Reconciliation
- Multiracial Churches as a Christian Response
- Multicultural Church Models
- Quiz – Unit 4
Unit 5: Theology of Work
- The Importance of a Theology of Work
- Work in the Current Age
- Vocation and Theology
- Work and Sabbath
- Quiz – Unit 5
- Midterm Exam
Unit 6: Sin
- The Doctrine of Sin
- Comparing English Bibles and the Original Hebrew with the Grid View
- The Effects of Sin
- Are All Sins the Same?
- Proximity Searching Using Old Testament Synonyms
- Sins of Omission
- Is Not Doing One’s Best a Sin?
- Why Am I Tempted the Way I Am?
- Will a Christian Ever Be Judged for Sins?
- Quiz – Unit 6
Unit 7: Salvation
- An Overview of Salvation
- Salvation in the Old Testament
- Salvation in the New Testament
- The Results of Salvation
- What Does a Person Do to Be Saved?
- Researching Salvation in Acts with the Bible Word Study Tool
- Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?
- What Is the Logic behind the Concept of Hell?
- Is There Only One Way of Salvation?
- Quiz – Unit 7
Unit 8: Atonement
- Introducing Atonement Theology
- The English Word “Atonement”
- The Old Testament Concept of Atonement
- Introducing Modern Views of Atonement
- Survey of Modern Views of Atonement
- Quiz – Unit 8
Unit 9: Justification
- Introducing the Doctrine of Justification
- Creating a Passage List of Key Verses on Justification
- The Doctrine of Justification
- The Biblical Story of Justification
- Defining Justification in the Context of the Old Testament
- Modern Views of Justification
- Quiz – Unit 9
Unit 10: Reformed and Wesleyan Traditions
- Introducing the Two Traditions
- Reformed Theology Versus Wesleyan Arminianism
- Quiz – Unit 10
Unit 11: Deification
- Introducing the Doctrine of Deification
- The Doctrine of Deification
- New Testament Hints on Becoming Like God
- Searching for the Church Fathers’ Positions on “Deification”
- The Old Testament Backdrop to the Concept of Deification
- Summarizing the Doctrine of Deification
- Quiz – Unit 11
Unit 12: Can Unsaved People Please God?
- Why Ask This Question?
- Defining Our Terms
- Illustrating the Issue: King David
- Illustrating the Issue: The Parable of the Wheat and Tares
- Summarizing the Answer
- Using Proximity Searches to Find Resources on Pleasing God
- Quiz – Unit 12
- Final Exam
- Title: TH103 Introducing Bible Doctrine III: Humanity, Sin, and Salvation
- 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: 9
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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