A Guide to Christian Theology

A Guide to Christian Theology

An overview of what Christians believe, presented in clear, easy-to-understand terms.

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About this Class

Understand the core topics of systematic theology, from what we know about God to the future state of humankind. Special emphasis is given to such topics as Christ, salvation, the church, and the future.


Lecture 21

An overview of the life of Christ.

Lecture 22

An overview of the Holy Spirit, including the role of the Holy Spirit.

Lecture 23

A continued overview of the Holy Spirit, including what it means to be filled with Holy Spirit.

Lecture 24

An overview of spiritual gifts, with emphasis on prophecy and tongues.

Lecture 25

An overview of salvation and how people come into a relationship with God.

Lecture 26

An overview of grace.

Lecture 27

An overview of conversion, regeneration, and justification.

Lecture 28

An overview of sanctification.

Lecture 29

An overview of perseverance and security.

Lecture 30

An overview of the church, including its definition, the priesthood of all believers, and the role of church in culture.

Lecture 31

A continued overview of the church, including denominations and church government.

Lecture 32

An overview of church polity, or simply how things get done in the church.

Lecture 33

An overview of baptism.

Lecture 34

An overview of communion, including the three views on the elements and various church traditions surrounding its administration.

Lecture 35

An overview of death, including what happens after death and the prospect of future rewards.

Lecture 36

An overview of God’s kingdom, including its present and future state.

Lecture 37

An overview of the views on the Tribulation and the Millennium.

Lecture 38

An overview of the eternal state, including the final judgment, hell, and the new heaven and earth.

Lecture 39

A brief encouragement to church leaders.

Lecture 40

A further discussion on the Bible, including translations, its authority, prophecy, and canon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.

Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.

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