Core Class is a multi-year training program to equip Christians for ministry. It consists of 6-8 week courses, with each class consisting of the presentation and discussion of an important topic.
This fall’s topic is the Bible. Can I trust the Bible? Can I stake my life on it? Can I stake my eternal life on it?
These are primary questions for all ages. Sadly, the Bible has been increasingly relegated as a mere reference book among many books, instead of being acknowledged as the Word of God.
Many postmodern Americans no longer accept the statement, “The Bible says,” as authoritative. Instead, they have questions like:
“Why should I believe the Bible? It’s just an antiquated collection of myths.”
“How do you know the Bible is inspired, since it was written by men?”
“It’s been copied so many times that it must be full of errors.”
“What right does the Bible have to tell me what I can or can’t do?”
“Hasn’t modern science disproved the Bible?”
This year, Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway Research took a survey titled, “The State of Theology” in order to assess the theological temperature in the U.S. It revealed that over a fourth of U.S. Christians do not believe that the Bible is objectively true, and that trend is increasing.
Since the creation of man in the Garden of Eden, the integrity of God’s words has been under attack. Why? Because it is the foundation of faith (Romans 10:17), and our enemy is strategic in his efforts to destroy faith, and its accompanying salvation. And he knows that the smallest seed of doubt will often become a slippery slope to unbelief and apostasy.
As Author James White has written:
“Church history has repeatedly and clearly proven one thing: once the highest view of Scripture is abandoned by any theologian, group, denomination, or church, the downhill slide in both its theology and practice is inevitable.”
So this fall’s Core Class will devote six weeks to addressing the Bible’s Authority, Inspiration, Sufficiency, Infallibility, Uniqueness, Canonicity, Interpretation, and Application.
Join us, November 6 – December 18, 8:10-9:10 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. Anyone is welcome to jump into the curriculum at any time, and we will also provide childcare. You can sign up by clicking the link below.