It's time to derive your worldview from the Bible

Rather than reading the Bible through the eyes of modern secularism, this provocative six-part course teaches you to read the Bible through its own eyes—as a record of God’s dealing with the human race. When you read it at this level, you will discover reasons to worship God in areas of life you probably never before associated with “religion.”

Thu, Oct 21, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 26 mins 33 secs
Pagan thought insists on the sufficiency of natural causes, but natural causes are insufficient. Our thought pattern is 95% of the battle in the Christian life. The Old Testament view of justice linked to the Cross of Christ. Blood atonement satisfies God’s justice. In Old Testament justice, the sin is against God, not man. There is a restitutionary component to biblical justice that refers to repairing the damage to God’s order. Questions and answers.

Note:The text for the “Is the Bible True?” article is included at the bottom of the transcript for Lesson #132.

Thu, Oct 28, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 10 secs
Criticism leveled toward Christianity by the media. Reason and faith are not opposites. You can’t reason without faith. The unbelieving mind is inherently idolatrous. Justice is not ultimately determined by man. Man’s sense of justice is a derivative of God’s attribute of holiness. Man’s laws attempt to approximate God’s justice. The source of restitution for sin.

Note:The text for the “Is the Bible True?” article is included at the bottom of the transcript for Lesson #132.

Thu, Nov 04, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 23 mins 52 secs

Biblical faith is an historic faith. You can’t have doctrinal truths without historical integrity. The dilemma and limitations of the empirical approach. In every area of life, start with the Word of God. Questions and answers.

Note:The text for the “Is the Bible True?” article is included at the bottom of the transcript.

Thu, Nov 11, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 26 mins 21 secs
Features of the death of the Messiah. God creates truth and man discovers it. The Messiah is linked with suffering and substitutionary atonement. The history of Jewish interpretation of Isaiah chapter 53. The non-glorious death of the Messiah. Questions and answers.
Thu, Nov 18, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 22 mins 53 secs
How the New Testament presents the Cross of Christ. Christ was in charge of His unique death and was both priest and sacrifice. The Cross has cosmic effects, changing the basis for condemnation. The Cross of Christ had angelic implications. God’s timing and the Cross of Christ. Questions and answers.
Thu, Dec 02, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 28 secs
The Cross of Christ and unbelief. Unbelief in the virgin birth and the incarnation rejects the Creator/creature distinction. Unbelief in Scripture, as a historical record, reject a God Who speaks and reveals Himself. The Cross of Christ changes the basis for condemnation from personal sin to unbelief. The gospel both softens and hardens hearts. Jewish unbelief. Unbelief wants salvation without judgment. Gentile unbelief. Repentance alone does not save; there must be restitution. Without the need for atonement, the Cross of Christ becomes unnecessary. Unbelief must redefine the Cross of Christ. The act of approving what is wicked is worse than doing it! Questions and answers.
Thu, Dec 09, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 43 secs
The nature of atonement. Three approaches to the Cross of Christ from church history. The issue of salvation is theological and God-centered not psychological and man-centered. It is, therefore, unchanging and stable. The sanctification, human influence, and governmental views of the Cross, seen in two historical events of judgment-salvation. Questions and answers.
Thu, Dec 16, 1999
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 19 secs
The extent of the atonement. Limitations of the human influence and governmental views of the Cross. The limited and unlimited atonement views. The atonement is the sole legal basis for all grace. Questions and answers.
Thu, Feb 03, 2000
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins
Review of the interconnected Biblical Framework, from creation through the death of Jesus Christ. Identifying and challenging the pagan worldview. Using major biblical themes as a yardstick for evaluation. The Bible is a story of the disruption of sinful civilization. The Bible is coherent! Questions and answers.
Thu, Feb 10, 2000
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 58 secs

How to use the Biblical Framework over against the pagan world system. Unbelief does not endure because it doesn’t fit the universe the way God made it. Paul in Athens. Pagan tactical and strategic use of language. Questions and answers.

Note:The text for the Love Article is included at the bottom of the transcript.