Course Description: Basic Doctrine is a study of the most important beliefs of Christianity. The purpose of this course is to set a solid foundation for sound Christian thinking. Every other PBC course builds on these concepts. Basic Doctrine provides not only a foundation, but a framework for thinking; about God, his purposes and our lives. It's the basis of our values, beliefs and life's decisions. You cannot enjoy a meaningful Christian life without understanding at least some of the fundamental beliefs of the faith. This challenging class provides a concise and systematic understanding of the importance of those beliefs.
Section One Content: This course will help you answer the following questions…
- How can we know God? How does he reveal Himself to us?
- How did we get the Bible? How do we know it is really inspired of God?
- Who is the person of God and what is His nature?
- Who is the Holy Spirit? What does he do and how do we relate to him?
- Why did God create Angels? What are they like and what do they do?
- Who is Satan and his demons? What is a Christian’s authority in relation to them?
- Why did God create Man? What is man’s purpose?
- What went wrong with man? Why is there a mess in the earth? How can we conquer sin?
Basic Doctrine will put these beliefs in a logical sequence and then tying them together to show the student how these beliefs interact with the others.
- Lectures 1-3: Introduction to Doctrine
- Lectures 4-6: Doctrine of Revelation
- Lectures 7-10: Doctrine of Inspiration
- Lectures 11-16: Doctrine of God
- Lectures 17-18: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
- Lectures 19-21: Doctrine of Angels
- Lectures 22-26: Doctrine of Satan and Demonology
- Lectures 27-29: Doctrine of Man
- Lectures 30-34: Doctrine of Sin
Instructor: Ken Malmin
Ken serves as the Dean of PBC as well as fulfilling the role of a full-time professor.
Ken came to Portland Bible College from Oral Roberts University in 1971. After graduating from PBC in 1973 he began teaching that same year and has been a vital part of the college ever since. He became the Dean in 1986. He often refers to his long tenure with "I'm addicted to college students."
Ken is from a family of ministers, his father and grandfathers also being in the ministry. He also serves as an executive pastor and elder at City Bible Church and is on the Apostolic Leadership Team of Ministers' Fellowship International (MFI).
Ken has co-authored five textbooks, which are used in the classroom at PBC and around the world. He is known for his ability to illuminate scripture and doctrine with precision while at the same time making it personally applicable.
Ken & his wife Glenda are like dad & mom to the PBC campus enjoying the opportunity to be personally involved in the lives of many of the students. They also have 2 adult children that are both married and are also blessed with 5 grandchildren. Their son is church planting in Baltimore & their daughter is a missionary in Cambodia.
Portland Bible College is an educational ministry of Mannahouse (formerly City Bible Church) committed to the formation of Servant-Leaders for local churches and societies throughout the world. PBC has a reputation for not only training your mind, but also speaking to your spirit. Now these courses, which have helped thousands of pastors, church staff, marketplace leaders and committed believers achieve greater success in their churches, ministries and personal lives; is available to people anywhere in the world. This course can be offered for college credit by visiting www.portlandbiblecollege.org/apply-now
Copyrights: All courses are the intellectual property of Portland Bible College. Any copying or public presentation of part or all of the courses without express written permission from Portland Bible College is a violation of federal law. Curriculum developed by Portland Bible College is not ‘for sale,’ but available for use under different licensing options; Extension Campus, Affiliate Program, Group License and Individual License. Each license allows for different usage permissions and periods of time. Churches/Programs that no longer partner with PBC do not retain the usage rights to the lectures, PowerPoint or additional curriculum.
Group use: This is the individual licensed curriculum for this course. : If you are interested in facilitating this course for a group, there are group licensing options available. The group license differs from the individual license in that it permits you to present publically this course as well as provides additional resources including a syllabus and assignment templates. Group License costs are the individual license fee + the very affordable price of $10 per student. If you are interested in facilitating this course for a group, please contact the PBC offices by phone at 503.255.3540 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate PBC Certificate
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