Christian Churches of God

No. B1

 

 

 

 

Bible Study Program

(Edition 7.0 19960107-20131130)

 

In order to assist in the development of biblical knowledge, this study program by topics has been produced. In this way, the program can be developed systematically. The list is also to form the basis for sermon preparation in the Church. People are encouraged to attempt simplification of some items or to contribute suggestions for the improvement of texts.

 

 

 

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Bible Study Program

 


1.     The Nature & Government of God

 

A.    The One True God

 

God Revealed Chapter 1 Ancient Monotheism (No. G1)

The God We Worship (No. 2)

Frequently Asked Questions Series 1: The Nature of God (No. 3)

Questions and Answers on the Christian Faith (No. 3b)

Psalm 8 (No. 14)

The Names of God (No. 116)

The Etymology of the Name of God (No. 220)

The Use of the Term Hypostasis (No. 230)

The Unitarian/Trinitarian Wars (No. 268)

 

B.     The Holy Spirit

 

Consubstantial with the Father (No. 81)

The Holy Spirit (No. 117)

Fruit of the Holy Spirit (No. 146)

The Gender of the Holy Spirit (No. 155)

 

 

C.    The Sons of God

 

Creation: From Anthropomorphic Theology to Theomorphic Anthropology (No. B5)

The Seven Spirits of God (No.64)

The Government of God (No. 174)

How God Became a Family (No. 187)

Role of the Family (No.187B)

Christianity and Childrearing (No.186)

Introduction to the Godhead (No. 193)

The Significance of the Term Son of God (No. 211)

Lucifer: Light Bearer and Morning Star (No. 223)

 

2.     The Messiah

 

A.    A Son of God

 

The Elect as Elohim (No. 1)

The Angel of YHVH (No. 24)

The Angel and Abraham's Sacrifice (No. 71)

Eternal Life (No. 133)

Joshua, the Messiah, the Son of God (No. 134)

The Deity of Christ (No. 147)

On Immortality (No. 165)

Psalm 45 (No. 177)

Psalm 110 (No. 178)

God Our Saviour (No. 198)

Role of Messiah (No. 226)

Arche of the Creation of God as Alpha and Omega (No. 229)

Christ and Deity (No. 237)

The Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ (No. 243)

 

B.     The Christ

 

One Bread, One Body (No. 12)

The Body of Christ (No. 12B)

Christ's Age At Baptism and The Duration of His Ministry (No. 19)

I Thirst (No. 102)

Genealogy of the Messiah (No. 119)

Micah 5:2-3 (No. 121)

Timing of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection (No. 159)

The Purpose of the Creation and the Sacrifice of Christ (No. 160)

Messiah and the Red Heifer (No. 216)

Golgotha: the Place of the Skull (No. 217)

Jesus the Christ, King, Priest and Prophet (No. 280)

 

C.    Concepts Pursuant to the Incarnation

 

Giving (No. 10)

Steps to Overcoming Sin (No. 11)

The Beatitudes (No. 40)

Forgiveness (No. 112)

Reconciliation through Forgiveness in the Temple of God (No. 112B)

Encouragement and Discouragement (No. 130)

Truth (No. 168)

Born Again (No. 172)

Christianity and Childrearing (No. 186)

Eating Together in Worship (No. 267)

 

3.     Man: Sin & Salvation

 

A.    Physical Israel

 

Why was Abraham called "the Friend of God"? (No. 35)

Samson and the Judges (No. 73)

Abraham and Sodom (No. 91)

David and Goliath (No. 126)

The Fall of Jericho (No. 142)

The Covenant of God (No. 152)

The Nephilim (No. 154)

The Bible (No. 164)

Alleged Bible Contradictions (No. 164B)

Antinomian Destruction of Christianity by Misuse of Scripture (No. 164C)

Antinomian Attacks on the Law of God (No. 164D)

Antinomian Denial of Baptism (No. 164E)

Forgeries and Additions/Mistranslations in the Bible (No. 164F)

Numbers 20:1-13 (No. 169)

The Golden Calf (No. 222)

Calling the Peoples to Jerusalem (No. 238)

The Doctrine of Original Sin Part I The Garden of Eden (No. 246)

Doctrine of Original Sin Part 2 The Generations of Adam (No. 248)

Rule of the Kings Part I: Saul (No. 282A)

Rule of the Kings Part II: David (No. 282B)

Rule of the Kings Part III: Solomon and the Key of David (No 282C)

Rule of the Kings Part IIIB: Man as the Temple of God (No. 282D)

 

B.     Spiritual Israel & The Church

 

El Shaddai Song Introduction (No.H1)

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (No. 16)

He Calls Them by Name: A Study of Psalm 23 (No. 18)

Are We on the Right Path? (No. 23)

Mark of the Beast (No. 25)

Lambs of God (No. 29)

Musical Instruments in Worship (No. 33)

The Spirit of Adoption (No. 34)

Blessed are Those Invited (No. 42)

The Significance of the Wedding in Cana of Galilee (No. 50)

Repentance and Baptism (No. 52)

Role of the Christian Woman (No. 62)

Conversion and Truth (No. 72)

The Basis of Biblical Leadership (No. 79)

Know Ye Not? (No. 84)\

The Basis of Christian Living (No. 85)

Faith and Works (No. 86)

Our Dwelling Place (No. 94)

Teach Us to Pray (No. 111)

Praying to Christ or Beings other than the Father (No. 111b)

Proverbs 30 (No. 113)

The Mysteries of God (No. 131)

The Sacraments of the Church (No. 150)

God and the Church (No. 151)

The Commission of the Church (No. 171)

Forming a Church (No. 171B)

Search for the One True Church of God (No. 171C)

The Ark of the Covenant (No. 196)

Deuteronomy 20 (No. 201)

Respect of Persons (No. 221)

Introduction to Christianity (No. 225)

On Hymns in Christian Worship (No. 247)

Purification and Circumcision (No. 251)

The Pillars of Philadelphia (No. 283)

Leah and Rachel (No. 295)

Predestination (No. 296)

 

C.    Islam and Others and Their Relationship With the Bible

 

Introduction to the Commentary on the Koran (No. Q1)

FAQs in Islam (No. 55)

The Koran on the Bible, the Law, and the Covenant (No. 83)

FAQ Bible Study Comparative Religions (No. 60)

The Name of God in Islam (No. 54)

Christ and the Koran (No. 163)

The Sabbath in the Qur'an (No. 274)

Genesis 22, Judaism, Islam and the Sacrifice of Isaac (No. 244)

Hebrew and Islamic Calendar Reconciled (No. 53)

Mysticism Chapter 5 Islam (No. B7_5)

Polygamy in the Bible and the Koran (No. 293)

 

4.     The Law

 

A.    The Law and Consequence

 

The Law of God (No. L1)

Preface and Introduction to the Law of God (No. L1A)

The Food Laws (No. 15)

The Blessings and the Curses (No. 75)

The Relationship Between Salvation by Grace and the Law (No. 82)

Distinction in the Law (No. 96)

First and Second Statements of the Covenant of God (No. 96B)

The Works of the Law Text - or MMT (No. 104)

We Are Not Saved by Good Works (No. 189)

Love and the Structure of the Law (No. 200)

The Blind Man (No. 207)

Reading the Law with Ezra & Nehemiah (No. 250)

The Fall of Jerusalem to Babylon (No. 250B)

PAUL: Part I Paul and the Law (No. 271)

Rachel and the Law (No. 281)

FAQ's on Ezekiel Chapters 36-48 and the Sanctification of the Temple (No. 292)

 

B.     The Ten Commandments

 

The First Commandment: The Sin of Satan (No. 153)

The First Great Commandment (No. 252)

Law and the First Commandment (No. 253)

Law and the Second Commandment (No. 254)

Law and the Third Commandment (No. 255)

Law and the Fourth Commandment (No. 256)

The Second Great Commandment (No. 257)

Law and the Fifth Commandment (No. 258)

Law and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259)

Law and the Seventh Commandment (No. 260)

Law and the Eighth Commandment (No. 261)

Law and the Ninth Commandment (No. 262)

Law and the Tenth Commandment (No. 263)

 

C.    Other

 

Tattooing (No. 5)

The Food Laws (No. 15)

Swearing By God (No. 32)

Anger (No.61)

Tithing (No. 161)

The Sin of Onan (No. 162)

The Song of Moses in Exodus 15 (No. 179)

Vegetarianism and the Bible (No. 183)

Wine in the Bible (No. 188)

Balance (No. 209)

Blue Ribbons (No. 273)

Sacrifice Offering (No. 278)

Birthdays (No. 287)

Marriage (No. 289)

 

5.     The Calendar

 

New Moon and Holy Day Calendar (No. C3)

The Holy Days of God (No. 97)

God's Calendar (No. 156)

The Sabbath and the Lunar Cycle (No. 156B)

The Origin and Basis of the Karaite Division (No. 156C)

Tishri in Relation to the Equinox (No. 175)

Jeroboam and the Hillel Calendar (No. 191)

The Calendar and the Moon: Postponements or Festivals? (No. 195)

Distortion of God's Calendar in Judah (No. 195B)

Start of the Month and the Day (No. 203)

Colossians 2:16-17 (No. 205)

Commentary on the UCG Doctrinal Statement on the Calendar (No. 206)

The Moon and the New Year (No. 213)

God's Feasts as they relate to the Creation (No. 227)

Why Is Passover So Late in 1997? (No. 239)

The Death of the Lamb (No. 242)

The Quartodeciman Disputes (No. 277)

Deuteronomy 12:17-28 (No. 284)

Significance of the Year 2000 (No. 286)

 

6.     The Festivals and Plan of Salvation

 

Seven Days of the Feasts (No. 49)

Psalms from the Temple Worship (No. 87)

 

A.    The Sabbath

 

The Sabbath (No. 31)

Lord of the Sabbath (No. 31b)

The Juma'ah: Preparing for the Sabbath (No. 285)

 

 

B.     The New Moons

 

How to Determine the Day of the Next Conjunction, Easily (No. 78)

The Harvests of God, the New Moon Sacrifices, and the 144,000 (No. 120)

Leaving Babylon (No. 123)

Commentary on the UCG Doctrinal Paper Should Christians Observe New Moons? (No. 124)

Letter to the Churches of God re the New Moons and the Hillel Calendar (No. 124B)

The New Moons (No. 125)

The New Moons of Israel (No. 132)

Frequently Asked Questions: The New Moons (No. 158)

 

C.    The Sanctification (7 Nisan)

 

Sanctification of the Nations (No. 77)

Cursing the Fig Tree (No. 90)

Sanctification of the Temple of God (No. 241)

Josiah's Restoration (No. 245)

Sanctification of the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291)

 

D.    The Passover & Unleavened Bread

 

Passover Calendar 2013 (A_P2013)

Passover Questions and the Reasons for Our Faith (No. 51)

The Ascents of Moses (No. 70)

Preparation for the Passover Meal on the Night of Watching (No. 93)

The Passover (No. 98)

Significance of the Footwashing (No. 99)

Significance of the Bread and Wine (No. 100)

The Night to be Much Observed (No. 101)

The Lord's Supper (No. 103)

Procedures for the Lord's Supper (No. 103B)

Moses and the Gods of Egypt (No. 105)

The Old and the New Leaven (No. 106a)

The Wave Sheaf Offering (No. 106b)

The Seven Great Passovers of the Bible (No. 107)

Preparing for the Passover (No. 190)

Offering (No. 275)

 

E.     Pentecost

 

Ruth (No. 27)

The Leaven of Pentecost (No. 65)

Pentecost at Sinai (No. 115)

The Omer Count to Pentecost (No. 173)

 

F.     Trumpets

 

The Shofar and the Silver Trumpets (No. 47)

Trumpets (No. 136)

 

G.    Atonement

 

Atonement (No. 138)

Azazel and Atonement (No. 214)

 

 

H.    The Feast of Tabernacles or Booths

 

Keeping the Feasts (No. 56)

Ingathering (No. 139)

The Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143)

Heaven, Hell or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)

The Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B)

 

I.       The Last Great Day

 

The Eternal Kingdom of God (No. 144)

The City of God (No. 180)

Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son (No. 199)

The Golden Jubilee and the Millennium (No. 300)

 

7.     Revelation  & Prophecy

 

A.    The Church

 

Selecting the Ministry (No. 4)

The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 13)

Gideon's Force and the Last Days (No. 22)

Commentary on Esther (No. 63)

The Meaning of Ezekiel's Vision (No. 108)

Ezekiel 34 and the Shepherds of Israel (No. 108B)

Proverbs 31 (No. 114)

Measuring the Temple (No. 137)

Song of Songs (No. 145)

The Pre-Advent Judgment (No. 176)

The Oracles of God (No. 184)

Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son (No. 199)

War with Rome and the Fall of the Temple (No. 298)

 

B.     The Nations

 

Commentary on Haggai (No. 21)

One Throne Two Pretenders (No. 26)

Fire From Heaven (No. 28)

The Fall of Egypt (No. 36)

Fall of Egypt Part II: The Wars of the End (No. 36_2)

The Warning of the Last Days (No. 44)

Sons of Ham: Part I (No. 45A)           

Part II Cush (No.45B)

            Part III Mizraim (No.45C)

            Part IV Phut (No.45D)

            Part V Canaan (No.45E)

Sons of Japheth Part I (No.46A)

Sons of Japheth Part 1A: The Sons of HN (No. 46A1)

The Sons of Japheth Part II: Gomer (No. 46B)

Sons of Japheth Part III: Magog (No. 46C)

Sons of Japheth: Part V Javan (No. 46E)

Sons of Japheth: Part VI Tubal (No. 46F)

Sons of Japheth: Part VIII Tiras (No. 46H)

From David and the Exilarchs to the House of Windsor (No. 67)

The False Messiah (No. 67B)

Hittites in the House of David (No. 67C)

The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)

Sons of Shem: Part I (No.212A)

Descendants of Abraham Part II: Lot, Moab, Ammon and Esau (No.212B)

Descendants of Abraham Part III: Ishmael (No.212C)

Descendants of Abraham Part IV: Sons of Keturah (No.212D)

Descendants of Abraham Part V: Judah (No.212E)

Descendants of Abraham Part VI: Israel (No.212F)

Descendants of Shem Part VII: Charts for P212A-212F (No.212G)

Descendants of Abraham Part VIII: Thirteen Famines of Rebellion (No.212H)

DNA Change Rates: Modern Science vs. the Bible (No.215)

Global Warming and Bible Prophecy (No. 218)

Global Warming: Historical Cycles (No. 218B)

The Last Thirty Years: the Final Struggle (No. 219)

The Genetic Origin of the Nations (No. 265)

Outline Timetable of the Age (No. 272)

War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294)

Commentary on Zechariah (No. 297)

World War III: Part I The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A)

WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B)

2012 and the Antichrist (No. 299D)

The Man of Sin and the Apostasy (No. 299E)

Antichrist in Early Church Theology and the Last Days (No. 299F) 

 

 

The Advent

 

Signs in the Heavens: Part I (No. 38A)

The Heavenly Signs of the Sixth Seal in Context (No. 38B)

The Judgment of the Demons (No. 80)

Eternal Life (No. 133)

Trumpets (No. 136)

The Seven Seals (No. 140)

The Seven Trumpets (No. 141)

Wars of the Last Days and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141B)

The Eternal Kingdom of God (No. 144)

The City of God (No. 180)

The Day of the Lord and the Last Days (No. 192)

Advent of Messiah: Part I (No. 210A)

Advent of the Messiah: Part II (No. 210B)

Valley of Dry Bones (No. 234)

The Messages of Revelation 14 (No. 270)

 

C.    From Non Biblical Sources

 

The Last Pope: Examining Nostradamus and Malachy (No. 288)

Annex A (No. 288a)

 

8.     Christianity – History and Falsehood

 

A.   History/Early Theology

 

The Sabbatarians in Transylvania A_B2

Waldensians (No. B2)

Clement of Alexandria: Stromateis - Book 3 (No. B3)

The Treatise of Ermengaudus (No. B8)

Timeline of the Churches of God (No. 30)

The Original Doctrines of the Christian Faith (No. 88)

Heresy in the Apostolic Church (No. 89)

General Distribution of the Sabbath-keeping Churches (No. 122)

The Fate of the Twelve Apostles (No. 122B)

The Death of the Prophets and Saints (No. 122C)

Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127)

Binitarian and Trinitarian Misrepresentation of the Early Theology of the Godhead (No. 127B)

The Role of the Fourth Commandment in the Historical Sabbath-keeping Churches of God (No. 170)

Modern Christian Fundamentalism: A Contradiction in Terms (No. 208)

Old Mill Yard Tract (No. 231)

The Virgin Mariam and the Family of Jesus Christ (No. 232)

The Fall of Jerusalem to Babylon (No.250B)

Origin of the Christian Church in Britain (No. 266)

Forty Years for Repentance (No. 290)

The Inquisition in Britain: Forty Decades for Repentance (No. 290B)

 

B.     False Doctrine

 

The Cross: Its Origin and Significance (No. 39)

The Doctrines of Demons of the Last Days (No. 48)

The Acts 15 Conference (No. 69)

The Cult Mentality (No. 74)

Binitarianism and Trinitarianism (No. 76)

Ditheism (No. 76B)

Christ and the Archangel Michael (No. 76B2)

Origins of Radical Unitarianism and Binitarianism (No. 76C)

Effects of 20th Century Churches of God Doctrine on the Nature of God (No. 76D)

The Soul (No. 92)

The Millennium and the Rapture (No. 95)

The Tongues Question (No. 109)

The Toronto Blessing, Hysteria and Demon Possession (No. 149)

The Fallacy of the Third Resurrection (No. 166)

Tongues Were to Cease When? (No. 182)

The Place of Safety (No. 194)

The Nicolaitans (No. 202)

The Doctrine of Balaam and Balaam's Prophecy (No. 204)

Isaiah 9:6 (No. 224)

Lazarus and the Rich Man (No. 228)

Elijah? (No. 233)

The 18 Restored Truths of Herbert W. Armstrong (No. 233B)

The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235)

Article on Christmas and Easter (No. 236)

Rome's Challenge: Why do Protestants keep Sunday? (No. 249)

False Prophecy (No. 269)

The Piñata (No. 276)

 

 

C.    Philosophy or False Religion

 

The Socratic Doctrine of the Soul (No. B6)

Creation versus Evolution (No.B9)

Mysticism Chapter 1 Spreading the Babylonian Mysteries (No. B7_1)

Mysticism Chapter 2 The Egyptian Gods and the Exodus (No. B7_2)

Mysticism Chapter 3 The Golden Calf (No. B7_3)

Mysticism Chapter 4 Judeo-Christianity (No. B7_4)

Mysticism Chapter 5 Islam (No. B7_5)

Mysticism Chapter 6 Origins of the Indian Religious Systems (No. B7_6)

Mysticism Chapter 7 Buddhism (No. B7_7)

Mysticism Chapter 8 East Asia - China and Japan (No. B7_8)

Mysticism Chapter 9 South East Asian Systems (No. B7_9)

Mysticism Chapter 10 Summary of Volume 1 The Origin of World Religions (No. B7_10)

Mysticism Volume 1 The Origin of World Religions (No. B7_A)

Introduction to Mysticism (No. B7_i)

The Development of the Neo-Platonist Model (No. 17)

Theory of the Just War (No. 110)

The Problem of Evil (No. 118)

Arianism and Semi-Arianism (No. 167)

Socinianism, Arianism and Unitarianism (No. 185)

 

9.     Biblical Commentary

 

Mark 5:21-43 (No. 6)

Commentary on Haggai (No. 21)

Commentary on Esther (No. 63)

Commentary on Esther Part II: Purim in the Last Days (No. 63B)

The Acts 15 Conference (No. 69)

Proverbs 31 (No. 114)

Commentary on Isaiah: Part IV Messianic Prophecy through Isaiah to Hezekiah (No.157D)

Isaiah 9:6 (No. 224)

Epistle of James (No.279)

Commentary on Zechariah (No. 297)

 

10. Church Administration

 

Statement of Beliefs (No. A1)

CONSTITUTION (No. A2)

CCG Standing Operating Procedures (No. A3)

Funeral Service (No. D1)

Marriage Ceremony (No. D2)

Baptism Ceremony (No. D3)

 

11.                         Miscellaneous

 

Speaker's Guidelines (No. E1)

Recipes for the Days of Unleavened Bread (No. R2)

Symbolism of Numbers (No. 7)

Catholicism Frequently Asked Questions (No. 8)

Freedom and Responsibility (No. 9)

How to Ask a Question (No. 37)

The Dilemma of Youth (No. 41)

The Devil's Designs (No. 43)

FAQ Bible Study Old Testament (No. 57)

FAQ Bible Study New Testament (No. 58)

FAQ Bible Study General (No. 59)

Formation of the Christian Churches of God (No.68)

Melchisedek (No. 128)

The Other Side of Starwars (No. 181)

The Origin of the Wearing of Earrings and Jewellery in Ancient Times (No. 197)

DNA Change Rates: Modern Science vs. The Bible (No. 215)

Abracadabra: The Meaning of Names (No. 240)

The Dutch Connection of the Pilgrim Fathers (No. 264)

 

It is the responsibility of all God’s people to prepare themselves for the Kingdom of God by the preparation from their own text. Each person, as a designate king or priest, must have their own copy of the Law (Deut. 17:18) and each chapter must be read. With this in mind, a program of study of the Bible can be undertaken by the reading of two chapters each night. The Bible can thus be read in a relatively short time, i.e. a year or so. The Sabbath year entails the reading of the Law in accordance with Deuteronomy 31:10-11; Ezra 8:18 and, thus, each of the elect are to prepare for this event.