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Christian doctrine

Intensive classes in Christian doctrine

Are you looking for classes in Christian doctrine? Contact Lords Christian Bible College. We conduct intensive classes in Christian doctrine in Birmingham.

Course description

This course offers an introduction to the study of Christian doctrine. Christian doctrine is essential to proper spiritual maturity (Prov. 4:2; 1 Tim. 4:13). Sound doctrine is the foundation of faith (Tit. 1:9). What people believe about sin, salvation, the Scriptures, and the Saviour will determine their eternal destiny, as well as their relationship with God the Father (John 7:17). Doctrine does not divide the Church as much as it unites the saints around the truth that has been entrusted to them for preservation and proclamation (Jude 1:3). Any attempt to minimise the importance of doctrine should be challenged (2 John: 9-10).

The Church of Jesus Christ would not be the powerful force it is in the world today if it did not dedicate itself to the faithful defence of basic Bible doctrine. While it is unfortunate that controversies about doctrine occur, such discussions are necessary (1 Cor. 11:18-19) and they form an essential part of the history of the church. Bible doctrine will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of different themes and beliefs, and of the religious dimension in current affairs while developing skills of analysis and evaluation that will benefit future studies of religion and other academic disciplines. It will also help you to understand the concepts and principles underpinning a wide range of world views and lifestyles, past and present.

Christian doctrine has often taken a specific form called “dogma”. Although the term originally referred to “that which is regarded as good”, the early Christians employed it to mean a teaching that came from divine revelation and was authoritatively defined as true by the Church. The collection of such teachings is also referred to as dogma. Taken together, these teachings were seen to be vital for the salvation of Christians. To deviate from any of the dogmas was considered dangerous to the salvation and to the life of the Church.

Purpose

The purpose of the course is to build preachers’ authority and the conditions for obtaining it. Preachers must do their work rightly and effectively, and they cannot do it without authority. No work of any kind is accomplished in this world without effort. The force employed differs according to the matter at hand. The sort of power, of which preachers feel the need will be determined by their view of their work. The amount of power that they shall long for will also much depends upon their idea of how that work should be done. This course will suit students who have an interest in preaching and who wish to develop their skills through research in this area.

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Enrich the Church life through sharing the blessings.