Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S.)
Courses
 
Life of Christ I
 
Faith
 
Understanding Your Bible
 
Bible Doctrine
 
Old Testament Bible Survey
 
New Testament Bible Survey
 
Book of Acts
 
Religious Cults
 
Life & Teachings of Paul
 
OT Minor Prophets
 
Spiritual Warfare
 
Apologetics
 
Gospel of John
 
Christian Leadership
 
Elective
 
Pentateuch
 
Customs & Manners of Bible Times
 
Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places
 
Bible Atlas
 
Prophecy
 
Galatians & I & II Thessalonians
 
I Corinthians
 
Blasphemy & Exaltation in Judaism
 
Understanding the Trinity
 
Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels
 
Attributes of God
 
NT Greek in Ministry
 
History of English Translations of the Bible
 
Demonology
 
Elective
 
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Course Description
       
Life of Christ I
Gives you a deep understanding of the person and works of our Savior. It is structured on the basis of the Life of Christ arranged in a chronological harmony. Each of the four Gospels is introduced individually, however, its unique contribution is consistently recognized throughout. Several maps and charts are systemically wedged into the study to help you develop a firmer grasp on events, times, dates, and periods significant in the earthly Life of Christ.
 
Faith (Powerful Faith in Words and Works)
Every believer desires more faith. This study will strength you to grow stronger in faith, building a foundation that help’s you handle difficult struggles and conflicts in life. With its workbook style of learning, it covers many questions and concerns about faith such as: The Biblical View of Faith; How to Use Your Energy to Focus on and Understand Life   Applications; the History of Faith; the Gift of faith; the Choice of Faith; Healing Faith; Faith and the Miraculous; Faith during Suffering; Saving Faith; Faith and Restoration;  Faith and Prosperity; Faith and Prayer; and Prevailing Faith. This study is comprehensive and will help you gain a basic, yet solid understanding of “faith’ and how to apply its principles.
 
Understanding Your Bible (HermeneuticsI)
Helps Bible students, ministers, young and old alike learn to study Scripture conveniently, as well as, accurately interpret it. Presents solid principles of Bible interpretation and the necessary tools for “rightly dividing the Word.” Rather than trying to make sense of the Bible after reading difficult passages, now you will be able to properly exegete Scripture without error. In addition, the study gives general rules for reading the Bible’s ordinary language and the specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, and prophecy. At the conclusion of the study, there is a section that discusses how the Bible applies to our daily lives.
 
Bible Doctrine
This foundational study is a must for every believer. No man or woman will progress  without understanding the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith. The study of Bible Doctrine cannot take the place of the Bible, but will prove useful to those who study it along with the Bible.True believers know that all Bible doctrines although compiled by humans constitute the positive teaching of God Himself.
 
Old Testament Bible Survey

The main purpose of this survey is to involve you in a firsthand knowledge of the Old Testament. All too often students (and teachers/pastors) read what others say is contained in a certain book of the Bible and fail to spend time reading and/or studying the Bible text for themselves. Every person placed in a position to teach or preach in the local church should have taken a Bible survey of the Old and New Testaments. Omega’s OT Bible Survey will involve you in Biblical application, background study of OT books, survey, prominent subjects, customs, political climates, major religious and political figures, and key words and verses. In addition, there are more than 50 charts and maps that will guide you to a deeper understanding of the Old Testament. Both the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired Scriptures, but some feel the New Testament should replace the Old. In actuality, the New Testament is the sequel to the Old Testament’s origins, heir of its promises, fruit of its seed, and the peak of its mountain. At the completion of this OT survey, you will be faced with the reality you didn’t know as much as you thought you did before you began the study.

 

New Testament Bible Survey 

The New Testament is the “new birthplace” of a Christian because this is where God’s divine power transforms one from the old to a new life. In a Christian, there is a hunger in his/her heart to read and study the New Testament because God gave the written Word not only for the believer’s salvation but for his/her edification —- food for growing, maturing, and serving. With our New Testament survey, one will be able to gain deep insights about the entire New Testament and not just about selected parts. Omega’s New Testament survey is one of the most thorough in existence, unlike some abbreviated versions offered by other colleges, seminaries, and universities.

 

Book of Acts

This is a self-study guide and workbook that will help you study the Book of Acts as never before. The Book of Acts records the history and spread of God’s kingdom in human lives from Jerusalem to Rome, citing the outpouring and witness of the Holy Spirit, and His power working through ordinary Christians. This in-depth study-guide introduces ordinary people experiencing extraordinary grace and shows how their faith released the miracle-working power of God. As you undertake this study, you will explore life-changing encounters with the Spirit’s power, you will learn how to receive and live in the Holy Spirit’s promise and power, how to minister freely to others, and how Christians can live together as God’s new expanding family.

 

Religious Cults  

Explains the meaning of “cult.” Gives the history, theology, and methods of cultic evangelism;explains the dangers and growth potential of religious cults. An update is given concerning cults in worldwide missions. Expresses the need for sound evangelical education and training in the local church that will equip the saints to combat the spread of false theology and cultism.
 
Life & Teachings of Paul
Experience what Paul experienced by studying the times, pressures, and the difficulties of the great Apostle. Different than other studies on Paul, this course focuses on his “Jewish Theology” and explains how Judaism influenced the young theologian more than Hellenism. This study reveals Saul of Tarsus as a man who, though rejected in the synagogue, never truly left Judaism. This skewed notion has led to widely divergent interpretations of Paul’s writings. Paul never asserted a negative view toward the Torah, he was always positive, and he separates Jesus’ mission among the Jews from His call to the Gentiles.
 
 
OT Minor Prophets
Many Christians feel to study the Minor Prophets would not be fruitful, but this study will show how these ancient prophets still speak to believers today in a relevant manner. By exploring the theme of each book in the context of history and revelation, you will learn how the prophets teach us about the truth, the majesty of God, courage and hope, injustice and judgment, trusting and loving God, and many other spiritual precepts.
 
Spiritual Warfare
When some Christians think of “spiritual warfare,” they may be consumed with worry about what Satan will do to them next. Others have been taught they have authority over the demonic hosts and can cast them out with the Word of God. Worst of all some ignore the spiritual battle being fought right in their midst. Using the Bible as a base of authority, this course answers such ageless questions as: “What is demon possession? Can a Christian be demon possessed? Do demons make you sin? Can pagan objects haunt you? What is Satan’s strategy? Is exorcism biblical?” The strategy learned from this course is simple: You can resist the Devil and rest in the knowledge that God is in control over all things.
 
Apologetics 
A defense of the Scripture – Every Christian to some extent is an “apologist” (one who defends the Scripture), and the world needs more Christian “apologists” than ever. Today, many people are leaving the Christian faith because they believe the Bible is full of contradictions. The truth is, the Bible when understood properly never contradicts itself. In this study, you will learn things such as archaeological discoveries that relate to events in Scripture, the fallacies of Islam, and why a good God allows evil to exist. This study provides clear, powerful, and persuasive answers to many questions. The study draws on a wealth of Bible research and point-by-point logic refined during years of lecture tours by the two authors. Hundreds of confusing passages of Scripture and many of your unanswered questions will now be explained and answered. In this study, you will find questions and answers on almost everything in the Bible, God, miracles, world religions, believing, faith, creation accounts, and much more. At the completion of this course, your faith will be stronger and more mature as you will have learned precisely why Christianity stands up to even the toughest scrutiny.
 
Gospel of John 
This study is a self-study guide and workbook. It explores Jesus’ public ministry, His ministry to the disciples, and His passion and resurrection, it offers you knowledge of eternal life in His name. By studying the Book of John, you will be led to a stronger faith and a better understanding of Christ’s promise of abundant life centered in His words and works. Be prepared to focus your study time and energy in the Word of God, and learn insights into the people and places described in it. Comprehensive in scope, this study offers a basic understanding of Jesus’ life and ministry while he walked among the people He loved. You will find this study a rich resource for gaining a solid, yet through understanding of the themes found in the Book of John.  
 
Christian Leadership 
This self-study guide and workbook assists you in becoming a spiritual leader and will show you how to gain experience, sensitivity, faith,and ability to relate to people in a caring and motivational manner. You’ll learn how to develop sensitivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, understand the need for a Godly lifestyle, encourage others, and deepen the roots of your ministry in a vital relationship with God. It will help you to move into a deeper dimension to enjoy the spiritual riches of God as revealed in His Word.
 
Pentateuch
The five books of Moses are filled with color, adventure, noise, and upheaval. They are books of promise, hope, love, and redemption for those who trust their lives to God. The Christian cannot neglect an understanding of this portion of God’s Word. Now you have an opportunity to meet that challenge.
 
Customs & Manners of Bible Times  
By knowing the Oriental manners and customs of Bible times, you gain a deeper understanding of Biblical passages, family life, trades, education, agriculture, and shepherding. Study detailed accounts of ancient customs regarding marriage, education,farming, dress, economics, food, housing, worship, and more.
 
Pronouncing Biblical Names & Places 
Few seminaries or Bible colleges offer this course, but it’s a necessity for speakers and teachers.  Even skilled expositors and pastors often stumble when it comes to pronouncing Biblical names and places.  Once you’ve taken this study, you’ll not worry any longer about looking ignorant to your audience, but you’ll approach your text, your sermon, or teaching with confidence because you’ll have the assurance that you are pronouncing all Biblical  names and places correctly. The textbook uses wording based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, plus the most widely accepted modern English usage. It should always be by your side, but a handy CD-ROM is also provided for you as well to use on your computer at home, your office, or with your lap-top computer while you’re on the road traveling. The CD-ROM is especially useful for those who aren’t sure what the textbook is saying, since the correct verbal pronunciation is given for over 7000 words. 
 
Bible Atlas
Geography is always a weak area for those who preach or teach the Word of God. This study gives information on the terrain, vegetation and climate, as well as highlighted maps used for trade routes, and the economy of Palestine. In one section the viewpoints broadens at intervals to include the larger area of the Ancient Near East and Greek and Roman worlds. Also the Holy City is detailed as well reconstructions, ancient cites, and battles.
 
Prophecy
The man/woman who is called to preach/teach must thoroughly understand prophecy. This study makes it simple. The second part of this study explains the importance of prophecy in today’s world. Various subjects are discussed such as: God’s wrath, the Rapture, and views of the Millennium.
 
Galatians and I & II Thessalonians
This is a self-study guide and workbook which discusses the early letters from Paul the Apostle that glow with the fire of the Holy Spirit and His provision for believers. In these letters, Paul bolsters the faith of young believers led astray by unsettling and erroneous teachings. This study challenges us to a fearless faith by experiencing and trusting the true freedom the Spirit gives; by imitating Godly examples in persevering through adversity; and by trusting God’s faithfulness while waiting for our certain hope, the coming of our Lord.
 
I Corinthians
This is a self-study guide and workbook on I Corinthians; some theologians believe I Corinthians should have been written for twenty-first century Christians. This pastoral letter written by Paul to resolve practical problems within a local church addresses issues affecting every Christian: spiritual gifts, sexual sins, purity of doctrine, the cross and resurrection, love, money, and giving. Comprehensive in scope, this study provides you with a rich resource for gaining a good basic understanding of the book of I Corinthians and its themes.
 
Blasphemy & Exaltation in Judaism
Guides you into an extensive journey in Jewish backgrounds to Mark’s Gospel. You will learn firsthand the meaning of “Showing a lack of reverence for God.” The act of cursing, slandering, reviling, or showing contempt for God carried serious consequences in the Old and New Testaments. Since the Jews literally obeyed the Third Commandment, the significance of the charge of “blasphemy” against Jesus will be studied in detail. You will gain tremendous insights from a study of this important subject.
 
Understanding the Trinity
The “Trinity” is a term that designates there is one God in three persons. Although it’s not a Biblical term, it is Biblical in description nonetheless. “The Trinity” is a term that describes one God, self-revealed in Scripture as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It signifies, that within the one essence of the Godhead, we have to distinguish three ‘persons’ who are not three Gods but one. Today almost no one has a thirst to understand “the Trinity,” much less discuss the subject. In this study, you will learn why the doctrine of the Trinity is Biblical, although it may be incomprehensible to most Christians. Understanding the Trinity does make a difference.
 
Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels 
Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels – Some students have never heard the term “Synoptic Gospels.” Only Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called “Synoptic (i.e., similar).” Learn how these Gospels were developed, preserved, and used in the early church. This course discusses synoptic content and structure developed in response to catechetical and didactic needs in the early church. Lately, many contributions have enhanced our understanding of the “Synoptic Gospels” as distinctive literary works. The common structure of the “synoptics” qualify them to be a witness to Jesus. In this course a comparative analysis is made of the three “synoptics.”
 
Attributes of God 
An in-depth study and understanding of the divine attributes of God are significant for today’s preacher, teacher, and lay person. Learn that God is an invisible, personal, and living Spirit, distinguished from all other spirits by several kinds of attributes: metaphysically God is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging; intellectually God is omniscient. Learn more about the many attributes of God from this study.
 
Linguistics for New Testament Greek              
One of the best courses for the ministerial student and pastor. It focuses on the transformation of exegesis into exposition, and studies into sermons. The process involves a study of linguistics and other basic reference books. You will learn, “Why it’s important to study Greek?” Then you will learn of the problems in Greek instruction, principles of Greek instruction, and the basic guidelines for using Greek. Discussed as well are: The right “tools” for Greek exegesis and learning how modern Bibles are developed.  The value of “exegesis” cannot be underestimated.  You will discover much in  your study as your learn of: Historical Analysis, literary Analysis, Lexical Analysis, Syntactical Analysis, Structural Analysis, as well as learning the value of developing your exegetical skills.
 
History of English Translations of the Bible 
It has been learned that most graduates of recognized Bible Colleges and Seminaries know little about Bible Translations. Up until the Reformation Era, the attempt to translate the Bible directly into English was met with resistance, but today most of the world’s Bibles are in English. This study is essential for one to learn more about the various English versions, what is contained in them, who translated them, and the date they were translated. Most students who complete this study are amazed as to “ how  much they didn’t know about English translations.” 
 
Demonology 
A study of Satan and Demons—the author’s work in the textbook is well-researched, extensive, and balanced. Exegetically correct, it surveys literature, discarding rubbish and clinging to previous studies of merit. Various maladies (sicknesses) are discussed often believed to be caused by demons.  There are cautions against faulty thinking and discourages arbitrary conclusions concerning mental disorders, demon possession and obsession, and examines different cultural views of demons, etc.  This course is significant for a Christian counselor, because sooner or later, the topic of “Satan and Demons” will be raised by a client and/or church member during a counseling session.
 
Elective
You will select an elective from the Elective List.