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BI-116 GOD’S PLAN OF THE AGES (6 CUs)
- A complete study of Classical Dispensationalism that covers the Scriptures from eternity to eternity. Examines the seven great economies by which God has tested man through the ages. An in-depth study of this time-tested method of Biblical interpretation.
BI-222 BIBLE STUDY METHODS (2 CUs)
- An introduction to the basics of Bible study including chapter summaries, inductive Bible study, the analytical study of a book, topical study, and biographical study.
BI-634 DANIEL (4 CUs)
- The book of Daniel has been called the key to understanding prophecy. Correctly interpreting this book means putting the whole prophetic picture in place. No teacher is better at that than Dr. Renald Showers. You will sit at the feet of one of the greatest prophetic scholars of our time as you study this great book.
BI-644 REVELATION (4 CUs)
- The book of Revelation is the high water mark of prophecy. What began in Genesis and developed through the Old and New Testaments finds its culmination in this great book of victory and glory. Dr. David Levy teaches this book from a literal / grammatical / dispensational perspective, and demonstrates that it gathers the confusion of the ages into one grand climax of glorious and harmonious resolution.
BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT
BN-114 MATTHEW (4 CUs)
- The Gospel of Matthew is studied in the light of its relationship to the Old Testament prophecies of the coming of Messiah. An examination of the dispensational, devotional, and practical as well as the prophetic portions of Matthew characterize instruction in the course. Our teacher is Dr. Gerald Stover.
BN-226 ROMANS & GALATIANS (6 CUs)
- This course pursues the major themes of Redemption from the two greatest treatises ever written on the subject. Salvation by grace alone through faith alone is examined along with all of the implications and ramifications which flow from this great theme. Written by the beloved expositor and teacher, Dr. H. A. Ironside.
BN-235 ACTS (5 CUs)
- Covers apostolic times as they relate to the Early Church Period. A study of the Church, which is His Body, and the local church in action as it seeks to carry out its mandate as laid down in the Great Commission. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is examined in the great missionary outreach and evangelistic movement of the first century. The story of the church is traced as it moves from the Middle East into Asia and Europe. (Dr. Gerald Stover)
BN-242 JAMES (2 CUs)
- Luther called this book “the epistle of straw.” This course will demonstrate that Luther was wrong and that the Epistle of James has much to say to us today as we seek to follow Christ. (Dr. Gerald Stover)
BN-357 1 & 2 CORINTHIANS (7 CUs)
- A comprehensive study of these two crucial epistles with a careful look at the problems faced by these churches, how they were dealt with, and their implications for the church in our time. Once again we sit at the feet of Dr. H.A. Ironside.
BN-464 HEBREWS (4 CUs)
- A thorough examination of this controversial epistle by one of the most capable expositors of last century, Dr. William Allen Dean. Careful attention is given to the contrast between the shadows of the Old Covenant and the realities of the New. Special emphasis is given to those passages which seem to suggest that a believer, once saved, might lose their salvation.
BN-573 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS (3 CUs)
- Dr. Shade leads us through a careful examination of these two epistles so practical for the believers life and yet so full of eschatological truth. Difficulties of interpretation are addressed and resolved.
BN-583 THE PRISON EPISTLES (3 CUs)
- Dr. H.A. Ironside is again our teacher as we move into a comprehensive study of Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. These epistles examine the full depth of Christian doctrine and life. Please note that Philemon is not covered in this course.
BN-592 1 & 2 PETER (2 CUs)
- The two epistles of Peter are the last work from the great “Apostle of Hope.” In them Peter obeys our Lord’s final command to “feed my sheep and tend my lambs.” In the first epistle the key word is “Suffering” and Christ is set forth as our example. In the second, the key word is “Knowledge” and it is a personal and full knowledge found only in Christ. Both epistles are full of the Sovereignty of God. Your faith will be greatly strengthened by a study of this course. (Dr. Bill Shade)
BN-603 PASTORAL EPISTLES (3 CUs)
- Dr. Shade examines the three Pastoral Epistles of 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus especially in the light of their application to church policy and leadership. The dangers faced by the early church and its leaders and the exhortations given are viewed in the light of the real and present dangers faced by the church today.
EL-313 ELECTIVE (3 CUs)
- As assigned by the faculty of the Bible Institute.*
EL-423 ELECTIVE (3 CUs)
- As assigned by the faculty of the Bible Institute.*
EL-533 ELECTIVE (3 CUs)
- As assigned by the faculty of the Bible Institute.*
*Please go to WWBI Elective Program for a full explanation.
HI-216 OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY (6 CUs)
- Dr. Shade does a survey of the historical books of the Old Testament designed to deal with the facts of Hebrew history. Spiritual lessons are to be learned from God’s dealing with His people through the past ages that should stimulate and motivate Christians in our day. War and peace, idolatry and revival, tragedy and triumph, make up a tapestry that reveals the heart of the Eternal God.
HI-329 NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY (9 CUs)
- Dr. Shade begins with the record of the Gospels. The life and labors of Jesus are thoroughly examined. His ministry of redemption is given proper emphasis. The founding and ministry of the First Century Church is brought into focus, and the response to the Great Commission Mandate is surveyed from the book of Acts. The conversion of Saul, his subsequent missionary journeys, and the founding of Christian churches in Asia and Europe are given places of importance in the panorama of New Testament History.
MI-413 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS (3 CUs)
- The course is in three major sections: the first looks at what the Bible teaches about God’s desire to bring all men to Himself as revealed in both the Old and New Testament Scriptures and then sets forth seven great reasons for being involved in missions. The second traces the history of the missionary mandate from the first century to the present, noting the highlights and important personalities that have impacted it most. The final section examines a variety of strategies for evangelism and church planting that are currently producing dramatic results in difficult settings. Each section encompasses one STEP and requires external research and a report. (Dr. Bill Shade)
MI-629 RELIGIONS & CULTS (9 CUs)
- A comprehensive study of major religions and cults, old and new. Special attention is given to new developments within recent decades and the connection between them and their roots in ancient pagan teaching. Focus will be placed on the founders, organizations, and operations of major contemporary movements. (Dr. George Syme / Dr. Bill Shade)
OR-111 ORIENTATION (1 CU)
- A course to introduce the student to the entire WWBI program. The Programmed Instruction Method is explained as well as the various features of the learning STEP (Simplified Theological Education Packet). The student will also be taught how to use the tools of Bible study including a concordance and Bible dictionary. (Dr. Leonard Smith / Dr. Clarence Mason)
PR-614 PRACTICUM (4 CUs)
- The Practicum is designed by the faculty of the Bible Institute in order to provide the individual student with an opportunity to practice what he (or she) has learned and to exercise the student’s spiritual gifts in a controlled setting. The Practicum is intended to be an opportunity to give practical counsel and experience to the student with the view of strengthening, correcting, and evaluating him (or her) for anticipated future service.
SL-116 CHRISTIAN GROWTH (6 CUs)
- These are studies in the Christian life from the time of regeneration to the moment of glorification at His coming. Relationships of the Christian to the local church, the home, and the community are emphasized. The Christian’s exercise of service, stewardship, witnessing, prayer, Bible study, and daily living the Christian life are given prominence. (Dr. Gerald Stover)
SL-123 PERSONAL EVANGELISM (3 CUs)
- This course provides the student with the “Romans’ Road” method of presenting the Gospel, a tried and proved method of evangelism used by soul winners for many years. Taught by one of America’s foremost pastors and soul winners, Dr. Earl Johnson, the student will learn the essential truths that are necessary to impart in order to lead another person to Christ.
SL-534 CHRISTIAN ETHICS (4 CUs)
- The Scriptures establish standards of morality and principles upon which morality is built. This course by Dr. Shade will explore those standards and principles and apply them to some of the most common questions of our time such as capital punishment, abortion, homosexuality, and the use of drugs and intoxicants. The course seeks to provide the student with the standards necessary to make moral judgments on the issues of the day.
TH-316 DOCTRINE I (6 CUs)
- In this course, Dr. Shade seeks first to establish the inspired Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the basis for all Doctrine. After studying the Doctrine of Inspiration, the course moves on to Theology Proper, including a complete study of the nature and person of God. The doctrines of God the Father and God the Son are pursued in this dynamic course of study.
TH-427 DOCTRINE II (7 CUs)
- Continuing the study from Doctrine I, this course examines the teaching of the Scriptures concerning the Holy Spirit, His person and His work; Angels, Demons, and Satan; the Doctrine of Man, Salvation, the Church, Prayer, and Apostasy. Every major doctrine of Scripture is pursued in these two courses on doctrine with the exception of Eschatology, which is covered in the course on Prophecy. (Dr. Bill Shade)
TH-436 CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES (6 CUs)
- Dr. Shade provides the student with strong and irrefutable evidence for the Bible as a special revelation from God to man. Internal and external evidence is brought forth with which to substantiate the claims of Scripture and thus the claims of Christianity itself. The course includes a consideration of the credibility of the Bible in regard to science, history, miracles, and prophecy.
TH-547 PROPHECY (7 CUs)
- Dr. Shade begins with a thorough examination of the basis for prophetic interpretation found in the great unconditional Biblical Covenants and then traces the path of prophecy throughout the Scriptures, dealing with the major themes of Israel, the Church, the Kingdom, the Judgment, and the Eternal State.
Nine CUs of elective courses are included within the WWBI program as an opportunity for Bible Institute administrators to insert courses of their own choosing which they may wish to introduce. It has been our experience that there are always special situations which make courses that deal with cultural or doctrinal matters peculiar to a specific field relevant and important. I have seldom met a school administrator who did not have at least one course that they wanted to teach along with the total WWBI curriculum.
By inserting such courses into the standard WWBI program as electives, the course becomes a part of the program. Three of these electives can be courses designed or selected by the administration. Each of these would be valued at 3 CUs each. Please note that there is an additional 4 CUs which can be given for the Practicum (see explanation under PR-614) in the WWBI Course Catalog.
If you do not wish to design a course or courses to fill these elective slots, we recommend that you explore what is available through The Ezra Institute. The Ezra Institute offers individual courses at college level on many subjects. A complete listing of The Ezra Institute courses along with their CU value is found under Ezra Institute Course Costs. The cost for individual courses can be computed by the information found here.