The program lasts a total of 60 weeks, spanning four 15-week instructional terms. Students are given one week at the end of each term for final examinations. This educational program is designed to offer both an immersed in-class experience where students learn a wide range of Biblical topics, and genuine field experience through witnessing, community outreach, and event planning and implementation.
The Good News Theology program is specifically designed to be completed at the exact specifications of the program layout below. The last two terms of the program will have students engage in advanced theology, church history, and practical ministry courses, while being given unique preaching opportunities, as well as conduct special events that benefit the lives of those around them.
Genesis I [THEO 110]
An in-depth examination of significant events throughout the first eleven chapters of Genesis, specifically the creation process, the fall of man, Cain and Abel, the genealogy of Adam, the events behind the greatest damnation to humankind, the reasons for God’s specific providence during this period, and the true heart of God.
Genesis II [THEO 210]
This is the second and final course of study on the book of Genesis from chapters twelve to fifty. Through this course, students identify and analyze Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, the four main figures that foreshadow the major character of the Bible, Jesus Christ. Students closely examine why and how these four men foreshadow Jesus Christ and what aspects of Christ each one represents.
The Pentateuch I- Exodus and the Tabernacle [THEO 120]
The first course of a two-term course sequence that covers the Exodus of the Jews, and the structures, functions, and significances of the Tabernacle which leads to the discovery of the heart of God in each component of the Tabernacle, such as the Ark, bread table, veil, altar, laver candlestick, and incense table. The unfolding of the revelation of the person and work of Jesus Christ within the first two books of the Pentateuch will be closely examined.
The Pentateuch II [THEO 220]
The final course of a two-term course sequence that covers the last three works of Moses: Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, while continuing to unfold the revelation of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Old Testament History [THEO 240]
Old Testament History is a theology course that provides accurate account of the history of Israel as well as the journey of the Ark of the Covenant to the establishment of the Temple, beginning with the prophet Samuel, until Babylonian captivity. This course also provides exegesis of significant events from the books of 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and 2 Kings, describing the heart of God towards Israel, and the comparability of that heart towards modern man.
The Four Gospels I [THEO 130]
Jesus ministered on the Earth for three years and His life is exclusively depicted in the first four books of the New Testament. Through His ministry, many people were changed, and through His death, the entire world. This course will detail Jesus’ life, including the beginning of His ministry, healings, miracles, death, and resurrection, all of which are recorded in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The Four Gospels II [THEO 230]
Jesus Christ often conveyed His sermons through parables. Through these original stories and examples of Jesus, we can understand and appreciate His precious heart. This course will analyze key parables of Jesus Christ, including the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, and present implications on salvation and spiritual life.
Romans [THEO 150]
The book of Romans is often called the greatest book on Earth, the Diamond of the Bible, and a summation of its sixty-six books. Martin Luther was inspired by it, leading to the biggest religious reformation in history. This course will observe how and why Romans has garnered this reputation among other Biblical works through examination of the nature of man, the intricacies of righteousness versus sin, the true meaning of the law, and the state of man after the death of Christ.
The Acts [THEO 190]
This course not only tracks the works of the saints, but also traces the providence of the Holy Spirit. It also covers how Peter, Paul, and Phillip, all who lived completely different lives from Jesus Christ, became His living manifestations through the divinity of the Holy Spirit upon His ascension.
The Pauline Epistles [THEO 170]
In his Epistles, Paul deals with spiritual life, rather than religious life. This course allows us to closely observe the structure of the early church, as well as appropriate Christian and church conduct, life after salvation in the Holy Spirit and the Gospel, and the analysis of the law in relation to grace.
Church History I: The Early Church [CHIS 110]
This is the first course of a three-term course sequence, outlining key periods in the establishment of the church after the death of Christ, including the first church, the persecutions, the rise of heresy, and the development of Roman Catholicism during the Middle Ages.
Church History II: Religious Reformations [CHIS 210]
This is the second course of a three-term course sequence that examines Martin Luther and the Reformation, the missions of Hudson Taylor, the works of John Wesley and John Calvin, and the birth of American Christianity.
Church History III: Modern Religious Movements [CHIS 310]
This is the third and final course of a three-term course sequence that covers post-modern individuals that have made a lasting impact on the Gospel throughout the world, including Charles Studd, Norman Grubb, and D.L. Moody, as well as influential organizations such as WEC, Shield of Faith, and the Good News Mission.
Systematic Theology- Repentance and Faith [SYST 110]
This is the first course of a two-term course sequence that deals with the systematic study of salvation, Christology, and Ecclesiology regarding the specific path a born-again believer must take for a genuine spiritual life.
Systematic Theology- Soteriology [SYST 210]
This the final course of a two-term course sequence that specifically deals with the study of Soteriology, Christology, and Ecclesiology regarding the specific path a born-again believer must take for a genuine spiritual life.
Church Event Management [CEM 110]
Through this course, students learn how to successfully plan, implement, and effectively manage a variety events including Bible conferences, Bible seminars, Bible crusades, youth camps, and community functions.
Individual Counseling [INDV 110]
This course involves the study of spiritual counseling, topics in Christian anthropology, and conversational strategies for leading non-believers to Jesus Christ.
Witnessing* [WTNS 001]*
Students will experience remote village witnessing, street and slum witnessing, hospital witnessing, door-to-door witnessing, while learning and practicing strategies for each type of witness setting.
English Composition* [COMP 010]
A basic course in writing with an emphasis on pre-writing, revising, and editing. Students will explore and analyze the work of scholars, essayists, and creative writers in order to use their prose as models for their own. Students will complete critical essays on a variety of topics and be provided an opportunity to submit their work for review and discussion with peers and the instructor.
Speech Communication* [SCOM 010]
This course explores theories of civic discourse and the role of language in public life. Students will develop skills in applying the principles of effective public speaking in structured speaking situations. A number of speeches on a variety of topics will be presented and analyzed to enable students to critically evaluate one another to become effective public speakers. A preaching practicum will also be integrated.
- The Bible was recorded through the hands of 40 people inspired by the Holy Spirit such as Moses and David for 1600 years.
- The Bible is the holy and infallible Word of God for it is the Truth and there is no falsehood and error.
- The greatest purpose of the Bible is to have sinners believe in Jesus Christ and receive eternal life.
- As the Bible is the inspired Word of God, it educates men of God on the path of righteousness through guidance and chastisement.
- The Bible is the standard for a true life of faith and the only source of God’s Word in this world.
- The Bible is the perfect Word of God whose content cannot be expanded or omitted.
- God is the one and only being that has the name, Jehovah: I am who I am.
- God in essence is one but exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
- God possesses unconditional love, but abhors sin.
- God is the creator who created humans and the rest of the world.
- God is the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end, and exists eternally.
- God is omnipotent and omnipresent.
- God is holy, good and truthful, and is the ultimate standard of good and evil.
- God presides over every aspect of human life according to His providence.
- God will judge the godly and the ungodly at the end of the world.
- God will have the righteous live in Heaven eternally and sinners in Hell with eternal punishment.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God that came to the world with the invisible image of God.
- Jesus Christ is God in the flesh and is the only intercessor between God and Man, being a perfect human without sin.
- Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
- Jesus Christ is the fulfilment of all revelations, and without Him, it is impossible to wholly comprehend God.
- Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem about two thousand years ago and raised in Nazareth. From the age of 30, He began to work in public and at the age of 33, he died on the cross.
- Jesus Christ is the decendant of David and Abraham according to his human genealogy.
- Jesus Christ healed the sick, walked on water, calmed a storm and raised the dead.
- Jesus Christ took away our sin in accordance with the will of God to wash away the sin of the World, and completed this work by being crucified on the cross.
- Jesus Christ was resurrected after three days and ascended into Heaven after 40 days.
- After Jesus Christ’s ascension, He has sat at the right-hand of God until his enemy becomes His footstool.
- Jesus has become the head of His Church, leading and protecting saints as a spiritual shepherd.
- Jesus Christ will come again before a seven-year tribulation and take saints up with Him. After the seven-year tribulation, He will reign over the earth with His saints for one thousand years.
- Jesus Christ will give the final judgement after the thousand-year kingdom and reign as the King of kings forever.
- The Holy Spirit is the life-giving spirit of the Son Jesus Christ and the Father God.
- The Holy Spirit was sent to the hearts of born-again Christians on the Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- The Holy Spirit abides in the heart of the Saints, administering instruction and guidance.
- The Holy Spirit has been with the Father and the Son from the beginning and works today the same as it worked at the time when Jesus was alive.
- The Holy Spirit is the spirit that has the same nature as the Father and the Son.
- The Holy Spirit moves the hearts of sinners, allowing them to be born again while helping them realize sin and believe in Jesus Christ.
- The Holy Spirit makes intercession for saints through unspeakable lamentation.
- The Holy Spirit helps the saints bear 9 fruits: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control
- The Holy Spirit gives talents to the saints in church such as teaching, volunteering and helping others, and makes His church grow.
- God created Man on the sixth day of the Creation.
- Adam and Eve are the forefathers of mankind.
- Man is created according to God’s image.
- Man has started backsliding since adhering to the word of Satan rather than that of God.
- Since their fall, Man’s spirit died and became separated from God.
- Since their fall, all the plans and thoughts of Man are always evil and wholly corrupted.
- Man commit sin because they are born sinners.
- Man cannot cleanse sin through their efforts and strength, nor can they live sincere lives.
- Only when Man believes in Jesus Christ and receives the forgiveness of sin can they be born again as children of God.
- All people are sinners before being born again and cannot help but receive judgment as children of Satan.
- Man must become a new creation as born-again righteous people in order to have fellowship with God and gain access to Heaven.
- All people die once, but born-again Christians will ascend into Heaven when Jesus Christ comes again without having to experience death.
- After death, Man’s flesh returns to dust while the spirit returns to God before the judgment of good and evil.
- Salvation is the grace and work of God to save Man from sin.
- Salvation is the only way to believe in Jesus Christ who accomplished eternal redemption for everyone in the world. Moreover, in believing Jesus Christ, one must acknowledge he/she is a wholly corrupted sinner and turn back to God in an act of repentance.
- God predestined salvation inside Jesus Christ from the beginning of the world.
- Salvation is not of the righteousness of man but of God’s righteousness through Jesus Christ, through whom we can become as righteous as God and lack nothing to enter Heaven.
- Salvation can be divided into a salvation of spirit that makes us the children of God, a life salvation of living as children of God, and a salvation of taking off the sinful flesh and putting on a new body.
- Salvation is solely accomplished by the grace of God. Therefore, just as one needs to receive grace when receiving the salvation of his/her spirit, he/she must receive grace while receiving the salvation of life.
- Church is the gathering of saints that have been sanctified in Jesus Christ.
- Church is the body of Christ, transcending ages, places, classes and tribes.
- Church is the light of the world, preaching the Word of God and the Gospel to lead sinners towards Jesus.
- Church conducts ceremonies such as services, holy communions, fellowship and baptism.
- There are preachers like pastors and evangelists as well as elders, deacons and teachers in accordance with the teaching of the Bible while corresponding to the gifts given by the Holy Spirit and the will of God.
- In church, born-again saints teach and learn faith to walk with God through the Word, along with prayers and volunteering while sharing their testimonies of faith.
- In the end, the bodies of those born again will return to dust while their spirit returns to God and dwells in the midst of light and glory until the beginning of a new world.
- In the end, the bodies of sinners will return to dust, but their spirits will receive eternal judgment after the second death.
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