The ICR School of Biblical Apologetics offers periodic ACSI-accredited CEU in-service opportunities for ACSI teachers and administrators.
Now you can obtain continuing education credit from an organization dedicated to upholding the authority and accuracy of God’s Word. Not only that, you’ll receive biblical and apologetics training that will aid you as you minister to students and colleagues.
The next available class is listed below.
TITLE: Contending for the Faith: Genesis Creation Apologetics Enhanced by Lessons from Jude’s Epistle
(Back to Genesis Lecture Series, ACSI-2013-ABOE12)
DATES: May 22 and 29, 2014 (2 Thursdays)
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Institute for Creation Research, 1806 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 (Classroom A)
CREDIT: 1.0 ACSI-approved CEU (either as Bible or Professional/Educational credit)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James J. S. Johnson (ICR-SOBA, ACSI-credentialed CEU provider 2153)
This course begins with an introductory overview of the New Testament’s epistle of Jude, with special attention to how its content is relevant to biblical apologetics in general and to how its content is relevant to the Old Testament’s book of Genesis in particular. Specific examples of details that are relevant to biblical creation apologetics will be analyzed, as well as some attention to contemporary parallels that illustrate the timeless relevance of both Genesis and Jude. Parallel passages within Peter’s epistles, John’s epistles, and in the New Testament gospels will also be reviewed to show the big-picture context of what it means to “contend for the faith” that was once-for-all “delivered to the saints.” Jude’s usage of illustrations from God’s physical creation (“brute beasts,” “wandering stars,” ocean waves, trees that won’t bear fruit, clouds without rain, the global Flood, the fiery destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, etc.) will also be examined, using Greek word studies. Due to Jude’s usage of world history illustrations, some “big picture” attention will be given to the providential history perspective
- To examine the major message of Jude’s epistle (i.e., contending for the faith once-for-all delivered by God to believers), with its component theological points and illustrations from the world of nature;
- To correlate literary details in Jude with the natural world of trees, waves, stars, fire, clouds, etc.
- To analyze how Jude’s lessons fit one of the major branches of biblical apologetics (i.e., the part of apologetics that involves defending the faith), and how it correlates with the more diplomatic branch of biblical apologetics (i.e., the part of apologetics that involves providing logical answers to inquirers, in accordance with 1 Peter 3:15), all within the doxological context of providential world history;
- To consider and comprehend the correlations between Jude’s epistle and the book of Genesis, as well as the correspondences of Jude to the four New Testament gospels, John’s epistles, and Peter’s epistles; and
- To appreciate practical aspects of Jude’s message, including how Jude’s lessons should guide Christians in how to apply biblical apologetics to their own “defense of the faith.”
Besides the Scriptures, insights from S. Maxwell Coder’s book Jude: The Acts of the Apostates
COST: $30.00 if attended for CEU credit (6 hours of instruction for 1.0 CEU). Please bring payment at time of first class.
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