Associate of Biblical Studies

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies Degree will provide you with a foundation for various ministry and mission. Courses leading to the Associate Degree require 60 credit hours and follow the format of the Bachelor Degree Courses.

BIB - 4023 Origins of the Bible – (3 credit hours) - Historically tracing and references of the original of the biblical canon. Students will gain insight and a great respect on the process of selecting the books of the bible (canon).

BIB - 4024 Doctrine of Man - 3 credit hours - This doctrine is not just restricted to Christianity but other religions recognize that because of this act of disobedience, man was  separated from God, his creator.   

BIB - 4025 Doctrine of Repentance 3 credit hours - This course notes the significance of Godly repentance (turning from sin) and provides evidence that this act of submission and humility must happen before anyone can successfully move forward in a relationship with God. Without repentance there is still a separation between God and His creation.

BIB - 4026 Doctrine of Faith - I.- 3 credit hours - The Importance of the doctrine, it’s definition, in the Word of God, and in Prayer.

BIB - 4027 Doctrine of Regeneration - 3 credit hours - Regeneration/New Birth -. Its’ nature.

BIB - 4028 Doctrine of Justification 3 credit hours - meaning, scripturally, pardon, and methods.

BIB - 4029 Doctrine of Adoption - 3 credit hours - The meaning of adoption – etymologically, scripturally, the time of adoption, and eternal. 

BIB - 4030 Doctrine of Sanctification - 3 credit hours - Sanctification - its meaning, when it takes place, dedication unto God, used of the divine nature, instant, progressive, and complete.

BIB - 4031 Doctrine of Prayer - 3 credit hours - Scriptures reveal the large and important place which the doctrine of Prayer. The Christian life cannot be sustained without it; it is the Christian's vital breath. Its importance is seen when we recall: That the neglect of prayer is grievous to the Lord. That many evils in life are to be attributed to the lack of prayer .

BIB - 4032 Doctrine of the Scripture – 3 credit hours - I. NAMES AND TITLES. II. INSPIRATION,  3. VIEWS, 4. The claims of the scriptures. 5. THE CHARACTER (OR DEGREES) OF INSPIRATION.

BIB - 4033  Doctrine of the Church - 3 credit hours - I.  Definitions/Distinctions  II. the Founding of the Church,  III.  Membership in the Church, IV.  The Church is Presented, V.  The Ordinances of the Church, VI. 

BIB - 4034 Doctrine of Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit) - 3 credit hours - The characteristics of the Holy Spirit and exactly who He is.

BIB - 4035 Christology - Study Jesus Christ - 3 credit hours - his course presents the person and work of Jesus Christ from His pre-existence to His Second Coming. Thus, acquainting the students with the major doctrines of Jesus Christ, while focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that Christianity teaches, believes, and practices.

BIB - 4036 Doctrine of Eschatology Christology - Last things - 3 credit hours - Eschatology is the study of the doctrine or teachings in the Bible concerning the end times, the return of Christ and the events that follow.

BIB - 4037 Old Testament Survey Part 1 - 3 credit hours - Explores the exciting times of ancient Israel. It includes topics such as the patriarchs, Israel’s trek to the Promised Land, David’s reign, Solomon’s kingdom, the kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from captivity.

BIB - 4038 Old Testament Survey Part 2 - 3 credit hours – Explores Job - Malachi

BIB - 4039 New Testament Survey - 3 credit hours - central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

BIB - 4040 Living the Christ-like Life - 3 credit hours - Taking Off & Putting On - central theme is the basis for Paul's practical   Instructions in his letter to the Colossians.

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman)   3 credit hours - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

BIB - 4042 Homiletics - Interpreting and Applying the Bible.  - 3 credit hours - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice.  Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected passages from the Old and New Testaments.