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Throughout history the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible has been challenged. Is the Bible God’s revelation to humanity? Is the Bible correct in what it teaches? Does the Bible contain errors? Has the text of the Bible been preserved accurately over centuries of translation? It’s important for believers to understand the history and nature of the Bible and have confidence that what it teaches is true. In this course, we will examine the textual transmission of the Bible (i.e. how we came to receive the Bible we read today), several archaeological discoveries that support the historical accuracy of the Bible, and examples of prophetic fulfillment only the Bible can demonstrate.
- Understand what the Bible is and how it is viewed today.
- Provide a defense for the reliability of the Bible through evidence of its textual transmission.
- Provide a defense for the reliability of the Bible using archaeological discoveries.
- Provide a defense for the reliability of the Bible by pointing to prophetic fulfillment.
I love taking these courses, I will definitely keep on recommending these courses to other people who are not sure of God and those who know God but want to elevate their knowledge of him.
Miriam, United States (US)
God is always good. He watches over all of us. He loves us and wants the best for us.
Margaret, United States (US)
It was very interesting and informative. The lectures were enjoyable.Penny, United States (US)
I enjoyed the course immensely – I love learning about Bible prophecy, archaeological discoveries, any and all subjects that can help me defend the reliability of Scripture. I’m not an apologist but I do feel strongly encouraged by the words of a man who personally knew our Saviour Jesus – 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Thank you for a fantastic presentation and I look forward to more. God bless you both!Stan, United States (US)
I would highly recommend it to others who desire a depth of understanding about the importance of defending Bible. There are too many Christians who lack training in their walk with Christ due to lack of follow-up or lack of providing discipleship classes. Also, I would recommend this courses to those who are unable to afford college or seminary when it comes to enrolling in biblical courses. I am a graduated seminarian (with graduate degree) and also hold an undergraduate degree in Theology too. I come here to continue to sharpen my faith in God.Michael, United States (US)
I loved most if not all of it.Joshua, United States (US)
I didn’t enjoy this course as much as apologetics. This course kinda bored me…and I love the Bible!Lacey, United States (US)
I enjoyed this course. I am definitely going to further my studies in this area. And it is definitely a good thing to have as much information “at your fingertips” as you possibly can, so you are confident to answer questions from people who may be thinking about their knowledge or lack thereof, of the Bible.Glenda, Australia
I enjoyed the lectures and have learned helpful information which can be used when discussing the reliability of the Bible! Thank you!Rebecca, United States (US)
This was an interesting course. I’m glad I did it.Kristen, United States (US)
David Frees is a wellspring of knowledge. This course is ranked as Basic, but given the depth of knowledge covered, I wonder if it isn’t really Intermediate. The dynamic of Tony Terpstra and David Frees helped a wide variety of students feel there was a place for them at the lecture. Overall, I think for a live course pilot project, this went quite well.Paul, United States (US)
The lectures were interesting and educational. I’m trying to take all of the courses Our Daily Bread offers. I learn the most and enjoy the courses more when there is a quiz. It shows me how much I’ve learned.Evon, United States (US)
I very much enjoyed the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and both he and his assistant were very friendly and helpful in answering any questions put forth. What I have learned throughout this course has only further strengthened my faith in God’s Word and His Truths. I feel much more confident that I can defend the Bible when engaging in conversations with skeptics. Also, I am even more motivated now to further expand my knowledge of archeological discoveries, as well as having gained a better insight into how prophecies in the Bible unfold. I am very much looking forward to the next live course. Having that live interaction with the instructors is so much better than a prerecorded version with the opportunity to ask a question in live time. However, I am very grateful that I could go back the next day (s) and re-watch the lectures as I take many notes when I take courses, and to have that option available has been very beneficial to me. Thanks again, ODBU, for making these courses available!Denise, Canada
I think it is fascinating and just further proof how amazing God is.Kelly, United States (US)
An excellent course!Russell, United States (US)
Just one suggestion: to provide the transcripts of the video lecture for in depth study and future reference.Evette, United States (US)
Thank youLeslie, Canada
Great informative course. To improve perhaps shorten to about 45 minutes and provide course materials.
A ton of information in a short period of time.
Great job. Thank you.
I gained so much valuable information. I liked the live format as far as the survey questions and the ability to submit questions to the professor. I did not care for the chat aspect as I found it distracting and a bit rude that so many people were more into commenting than listening to the teaching. Overall, a great experience.Suzanne, United States (US)
Loved it. Thank you. The live courses are a great way to learn and to interact with the teachers and students!Jason, United States (US)
Thank you I truly enjoyed it.Mary, United States (US)
I liked having the layout with objectives, lecture, and quizzes to help reinforce learning objectives. I don’t mind having a few for course. Thank you.Lynda, United States (US)