Foundations Introduction Index
Research Material
How To Study for this Course:
1. Fix in mind the main title of the lesson. For instance, the main title of Lesson 1 is . . . INSPIRED WRITINGS

2. Now ask yourself the Journalists questions about this main title.

  • WHO --- inspired the INSPIRED WRITINGS?
  • WHAT -- are the INSPIRED WRITINGS?
  • HOW --- are the INSPIRED WRITINGS inspired?
  • WHY --- were the INSPIRED WRITINGS inspired?
  • WHEN -- were the INSPIRED WRITINGS inspired?
  • WHERE - were the INSPIRED WRITINGS inspired?

3. Do not be satisfied until you can answer these questions -- in your mind -- without the use of notes.

  • Caution:
    • It is understood no one can answer all these journalistic type questions reference any main title.
    • Do not become discouraged if you cannot, but try.
    • Utilize the syllabus in your own study and the classroom discussion and lecture to find the answers.

4. Let the references in the Outline of the Lesson assist you in answering the journalistic questions of the main title of the lesson.

  • NOTE:
    • It will seem to you that the references, that is, the a, b, c, d, e, etc., in the Outline of the Lesson are unrelated at time.
    • Read all the references until you can see the relation of their parts. This is designed to make you think in terms of relationships.
    • Be sure to bring up the subject in class if you have problems in this regard. The instructor will be happy to help you personally.

5. Here is an example:

  • Outline of the Lesson (Lesson 1, page 5)
    • 3. "Inspiration" can be defined
      • a) The Biblical meaning

6. Journalistic Method of study applied from the Outline of the Lesson information

  • WHO - inspired the INSPIRED WRITINGS
    • God did something to man
    • God took the initiative, He impressed man with thoughts
    • Man received something from God
    • Holy men of God were involved with Inspirational Writing
  • How - did God inspire men?
    • God moved/impressed/imbued holy men with thoughts
    • God's Spirit indwell holy men/took over their mental-physical faculties

7. Answering the "Concept To Know"

  • From the knowledge you gained from the definitions you now should be able to answer "Concepts to Know #5"
  • #5 Concepts to Know says, "Inspiration of the Bible involves both subjective and objective factors
    • Objective factor is:
      • "All scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3:16)
        • God gave to man.
          • that which is apart from man
          • independent of man
          • originating apart from man
    • Subjective factor is:
      • ". . . and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16): that the man of God may be perfect, throughly [completely] furnished to all good works" (2 Timothy 3:17).
        • Man receives instruction and help.
        • This help he experiences within himself.
        • So what was given to him, apart from himself, he now knows by experience.
          • When something is given to man and I profit from it.
        • The subjective part is what man knows and does as his experience, his emotion, his feeling.

8. Caution regarding your study attitudes:

  • 1, Don't just sit in class, take notes. Remember the thinnest ink is better than the best memory. The student has not been born yet who could go to school without taking notes. If he claims he does, then either the teacher was too easy or the student making the claim is enamoured with his own ego.
  • 2. Don't take tests and then complain questions were "ambiguous" or "tricky" if you have not taken notes. Don't reach conclusions on the day of a tes on Concepts which you should have mastered before "test" time.

9. Projects:

  • Syllogism.
    • a) Do - Concepts To Know #1. (See Outline of the Lesson #1)
    • b) Do - Concepts To Know #4. (See Outline of the Lesson #3)
    • c) Do - Outline of the Lesson #7-c. (Do any one of the "Evidences")
      • Explanation of How to do a Syllogism
        • Definition of "Syllogism"
          • A logical scheme or logical analysis of an argument or a proposition - it is deductive reasoning
        • Ingredients found in a Syllogism
          • Major premise + minor premise = logical conclusion
        • Example of a Syllogism
          • Major premises - Every virtue is good
          • Minor premise - Kindness is a virtue
          • Conclusion - Therefore kindness is good
            • If one premise is wrong it is all wrong
  • Paraphrase.
  • Explanation of How to do a Syllogism.