Strengthen your walk and deepen your understanding of the integrity and authority of Scripture. No other document in history makes the bold claims the Bible does, and no other document has the integrity of the Bible. This six-week course will teach you how to defend the Bible’s integrity with a deeper understanding of its authority.
This course builds on the ideas presented in the Foundations course (we recommend APO 101 or 111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics be completed before any advanced course). The principles of presuppositional apologetics will be used to dive deeper into each topic in this course. Students will be involved in reading articles, researching issues related to biblical authority, watching videos, and completing assignments that uphold the Bible as the ultimate source of truth.
- Winter 2015: February 1–March 14, 2015. Registration open December 28, 2014–January 28, 2015.
This course is not open for registration.
- Alleged biblical contradictions
- Biblical integrity and manuscript proofs
- Hebrew writing styles
- Biblical archaeology
- Biblical genealogie
- Biblical compromise positions
- Consequences of the Flood and Babel
- Discussion forums where instructors and students can interact
- Online quizzes with immediate feedback
- Online videos with integrated study guides
- Live chats with the instructors
- Independent projects that apply what you have learned
- Reading assignments that will engage and equip you
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:
- Debunk claims that the Bible contradicts itself in many places
- Explain the authority of the Bible based on its internal consistency and manuscript integrity
- Describe how different writing styles are used in different sections of the Old Testament
- Describe archaeological finds that confirm the Bible’s accounts
- Use biblical genealogies to defend a 6,000 year age for the earth
- Refute compromise positions such as intelligent design and progressive creationism base on biblical authority
- Communicate the consequences of the Flood and the Babel account as described in Genesis 1–11
- A certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher. In addition, those who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1 in biblical studies and 1 in educational studies.
- Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours per week working on the assignments and participating in discussion forums. Complete the coursework at your own pace within each week-long block. More time may be required on weeks that include an independent project.
- The advanced courses are open for enrollment but build on information from
the APO 101/111 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are
expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be
successful in any advanced course.