Welcome to the Programme; Certificate in Biblical Theology.
The NCTS Certificate in Biblical Theology is designed for those for are motivated to study theology more in-depth than the casual reading of material. This programme is suited for people who want to understand how systematic Theology was developed and how aspects of Bible Doctrine was understood throughout history in the Old and New Testaments.
A way in which the
term biblical theology is used is for that methodology that takes
its material in a historically oriented manner from the Old and New Testaments
and arrives at a theology. It is exegetical in nature, drawing its material
from the Bible as opposed to a philosophical understanding of theology; it
stresses the historical circumstances in which doctrines were propounded; it
examines the theology within a given period of history (as in Noahic or
Abrahamic eras) or of an individual writer (as Pauline or Johannine
theology in the above-defined sense may be called “that branch of theological
science which deals systematically with the historically conditioned progress
of the self-revelation of God as deposited in the Bible.”
This course will consider each of the eras; Adamic, Noahic, Patriarchal, Mosaic, Monarchical and Prophetical in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, this course will consider the theology of: The Synoptic Gospels, the Theology of Acts; and the Theology of James, Paul, Peter, Jude and John.
After completing this programme, the student should be able to:
- Understand how the the major doctrines contained in Scripture were developed.
- Understand how Bible writers under inspiration developed each aspect of Systematic Theology.
- Be able to apply this knowledge of Bible Doctrine to teaching Biblical truths.
- Be able to apply Biblical truths in their own lives to draw closer to God.
- Be actively involved in the Christian Ministry within their own church.
How to use this programme:
- Please note that you will not be allowed to start this course until you have completed reading the prerequisite student support material found here
- Below are section headings that expand when clicked. You may only progress to a section when the proceeding section has been completed and all activities are marked as complete.
- Ensure the box in the top left-hand corner of each activity and section is marked when you have completed that section. Activities will automatically be marked when you complete them and obtain a passing grade of 50%.
- Make sure you read and understand all the information under each section.
- Each of the sections that reflect the programme structure will have activities that comprise assignments, tests and other types of learning.
- Ensure you keep an eye on the due dates for the activities, especially the tests.
- To the right of the course materials are tools that may assist you. These comprise the NCTS Library, Calendar, Activities List and ways to contact the course manager.
- Our recommended textbook for this course is also shown to the right. Although there is sufficient information in the course material to complete this course, it is generally a goof idea to build your own Theological Library. Textbook purchases are at the students expense as are now covered by the course fee.
This programme constitutes a 12 credit course. Therefore, you should spend 120 hours from start to finish completing all reading, writing, learning and assessments.
Your mark for this programme and its related courses will be assessed calculated as follows:
Coursework: Assignments: 40%
Final Examination: 40%