WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?
The years immediately after high school graduation can present intellectual challenges to one’s faith to the point that you could be one of the 33% of Evangelical Christian graduating seniors who will leave the faith and never return. The reasons cited for this exodus are rooted in a lack of intellectual preparedness in the faith that is sufficient to allow you to defend and contend for the faith in any setting. Peers as well as people in position of power and influence such as the college classroom and media will be intentionally challenging. Both the book and the course To Know With Certainty aim to address this problem by intellectually equipping you to have a strong faith future.
(The course is currently under revision will be available in early 2018.)
PART ONE ◆ SOME BASIC QUESTIONS
The basic questions, “Does God Exist?” and “Did Jesus Really Live?” are fundamentally important to the course for without this foundational understanding to KNOW WITH CERTAINTY makes no sense and neither does a life lived with purpose.
PART TWO ◆ IS THE NEW TESTAMENT TRUE?
The answers to the questions posed in Part One are found in the New Testament writings. It’s truth has been questioned based on insufficient evidence. You will know the abundant evidence that demonstrates Scripture is reliable and true.
PART THREE ◆ YOUR SPIRITUAL DNA – FROM JERUSALEM TO AMERICA.
We stand on the shoulders of those who went before us whose blood, sweat and tears made this life possible. Most are unaware of how Christians influenced the development of Western Civilization and America. Without the Christian church there would have been no Western Civilization and no America as we know it. Forgetting what got us here could lead to our demise. Knowing this evidence adds to your confidence as a Christian and a patriot.
PART FOUR ◆ CONVERGENCE OF SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE INTO TRUTH-CREATION
The Bible and Science cannot be separate truths. They must be one truth with God as the common source. The Bible tells us why and what god did to achieve his purposes and science tells us how God set up the physical space in which to achieve his purposes.The findings of science revealed from the physical sciences speak to an intelligent designer who created the world specifically for our habitation. We call him God. Both young and old earth information is presented for you to evaluate.
PART FIVE ◆ CONVERGENCE OF SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE INTO TRUTH -ORIGIN OF MAN
When it comes to the creation of life and ultimately man, the Bible and science can no longer be considered separately, Christians too often can be found in two different camps. However, there can be only one truth In addition man is wonderfully made in a way that science reveals a design. The pros and cons of evolution theory are provided as well as intelligent design.
PART SIX ◆ THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND FAITH
Only a Sovereign God could before creation when there was nothing have a plan of salvation for a people not yet created and then carry it out through his love for them in order to have relationship with them. Parts One through Five described purposeful, exquisite and precise events that provide evidence to confirm our Sovereign God. Until this Sovereign God becomes personal in our hearts and in every event in our lives, good or bad, we have not arrived at what it means to be in true relationship with Him. That is genuine faith and that is what TO KNOW WITH CERTAINTY really means.