CAP 201: Creation Apologetics and the Bible (Coming Spring 2017)

CAP 201: Creation Apologetics and the Bible (Coming Spring 2017)

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 7-lesson 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 CAP 101 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 quizzes that uphold the Bible as the ultimate source of truth.

Topics

  • Alleged biblical contradictions
  • Biblical integrity and manuscript proofs
  • Hebrew writing styles
  • Biblical archaeology
  • Biblical genealogies
  • Biblical compromise positions
  • Consequences of the Flood and Babel

Activities

  • Online videos featuring expert instructors
  • Reading assignments that will engage and equip you
  • Discussion forums where instructors and students can interact
  • Online quizzes with immediate feedback

Goals

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 based on biblical authority.
  • Communicate the consequences of the Flood and the Babel account as described in Genesis 1–11.

Expectations

  • A digital certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher.
  • In addition, ACSI teachers who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs). (A $20 fee will be assessed for CEU processing.)
  • Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours per lesson watching the videos, reading the articles, asking questions in the forums, and taking the quiz. Complete the coursework at your own pace within three months.
  • The advanced courses are open for enrollment but build on information from the CAP 101 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be successful in any advanced course.
  • Parents or teachers seeking to use this course for high school credit can consider this the equivalent of one-half semester of social studies credit.

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