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As the name suggests, this course is designed to provide doctrinal and biblical knowledge that is foundational for every believer, especially those who are new in the faith. This course will help those who earnestly desire to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word and thus be equipped for service in the local church.

We recommend this course to you if you have not completed any other theological and biblical courses. It is advisable to complete this course before you attempt other courses offered in GBI Online.

The following subjects are designed to achieve the goals of this course.



Foundational Doctrines of Christian Faith:

  1. Doctrine of the Bible: Inspiration, Inerrancy and Infallibility of the Scripture, the Canonization, Preservation
  2. Doctrine of God: Trinity, Christ, Holy Spirit, Major attributes and works of God
  3. Doctrine of Sin: Fall of Man, Total Depravity, Judgment
  4. Doctrine of Salvation: Election, Christ’s Atonement, regeneration, salvation, forgiveness, justification, reconciliation, sanctification, glorification
  5. Doctrine of Church: Universal Church, Local church, Leaders of the church, Unity and Function of the church, Sacraments of the church
  6. Doctrine of Last Days: Rapture, Tribulation, Second Coming, Millennium, Final Judgment
  7. Doctrine Eternity: Heaven and Hell

Introduction to the Bible and Its Content:

  1. New Testament Introduction
  2. Old Testament Introduction
  3. Brief survey of the 66 books of the Bible
  4. Selected book studies: 2 OT books and 2 NT books

Topical Studies on foundation and practical aspects of Christian faith and life:

  1. Faith
  2. Assurance of salvation
  3. Daily devotion
  4. Christian growth
  5. Christian service
  6. Christian fellowship
  7. Dealing with Temptations of Sin
  8. Christian Witnessing
  9. Prayer
  10. Worship
  11. Giving

Major Epochs in Church History and Brief Biographies of some stalwarts of faith in the past:

  1. Early Church
  2. Medieval Church
  3. Reformation
  4. Puritans
  5. Modern Missions
  6. Polycarp
  7. Martin Luther
  8. John Calvin
  9. William Carey
  10. Jonathan Goforth