How To Study The Bible - Introduction and Requirements

This course is designed to give the Bible student the necessary information and skills he needs to study the Scripture. Even though some of the teaching might seem complicated at first, with diligent application of the principles found herein, the student will find that the subject matter will become second nature to him.

The Place Of The Dead

Death, Hell, Sheol and Hades - Where do the dead go?

In this study we take a look at what the Bible says about the places people go when they die. Here's the outline:

The Gap: Common Objections

In this study we take a look at the ten most common objections to the teaching of a Gap between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2:

The Gap: Creation & Renovation

We know that something had to have happened between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. When God made the heaven and the earth in Genesis 1.1, it was perfect, beautiful, and habitable. Yet in Genesis 1.2 the creation is dark, void, and under water. What happened during those six days of Genesis 1?

The Gap & Lucifer’s Rebellion

The Gap & Lucifer’s Rebellion: Where else could it have happened?

If Adam’s sin (one bite from one piece of fruit) caused these 6,000 years of ruin, devastation, death, suffering, and misery, how much more damage would Lucifer’s rebellion have caused (he and one third of the angels tried to throw God off the throne of the universe)? If there is no Gap, there is no place in the Bible for Lucifer’s fall.

The Gap: Ten Reasons It Must Exist

There has to be a gap of time between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. Many people want to refer to the Gap as a “theory,” but it uss not; rather, it is a fact. These ten biblical reasons prove that the Gap must exist:

The Gap: Four Observations

The Gap: Four Observations from the Original Creation

Dr. Kent Hovind is among many “creation scientists” who misrepresent those of us who teach a gap of time and space between Genesis 1.1 and 1.2. They claim that “the gap theory became a convenient method by which theologians compromise Holy Scripture with Darwin’s evolution theory.” Hovind and his collegues say that we use the Gap to suggest an explanation for the billions of years of evolution proposed by modern science and thereby “harmonize God’s perfect Word with man’s imperfect thoughts.”

2. Direction – Examining God’s Hand In History

The second message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16

Thesis: The Reformation led to the discovery of biblical preservation so that God's revelation could go through translation and give a new generation God's inspiration.

1. Connection - Establishing A Spiritual Mindset

The first message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

1Samuel 3.1-10

Thesis: The Bible is precious today because it is the only way we get direct, special revelation from God.

Point 1: Samuel was a believer, but he did not know the Lord like he needed to because he did not know where to find the Word of God like he needed it.