Why We Trust the Bible
Ligonier Ministries

Why We Trust the Bible

This course explores the authority, trustworthiness, and sufficiency of Scripture.

At a Glance

  • 6 video lectures with Dr. Stephen J. Nichols (approx. 25 minutes each)
  • Full text of Nichols & Brandt, Ancient Word, Changing Worlds (Crossway, 2009)
  • Primary source texts for further study
  • 6 study modules powered by the Cerego personalized learning tool
  • 6 quizzes and a final exam
  • Access on any device
  • Earn 0.5 CEU with ACSI

Beginner

16 hours

More Details

God’s revelation—where would we be without it? In this course, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols explains that we would be lost if not for God’s Word, trapped in the darkness of sin forever. Rather than forsake us, God sent His Son, Jesus, revealing and recording His redemptive purposes in an inspired, inerrant, and authoritative source, the Bible. Sufficient for all of life, a crucial question arises: Will we accept its authority?

You will come away from this course with a greater trust in and appreciation for the trustworthiness, clarity, authority, and sufficiency of the holy Word of God.

Course Overview

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: The Necessity of Scripture
  • Lesson 2: The Authority of Scripture Pt. I: Inspiration
  • Lesson 3: The Authority of Scripture Pt. II: Inerrancy
  • Lesson 4: The Development of the Canon
  • Lesson 5: The Clarity and Interpretation of Scripture
  • Lesson 6: The Sufficiency of Scripture
  • Final Exam

Course Format

For each lesson of this course, students will

  • Watch a video lecture with Stephen Nichols
  • Read a related chapter from his book Ancient Word, Changing Worlds
  • Read primary source material
  • Study key people and ideas using Cerego learning engine
  • Measure what you’ve learned with a quiz assessment

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FAQ

Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the doctrine of Scripture.

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an internet connection.

How do I earn CEUs?
Ligonier Ministries is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). On completion of this course, you will be provided with a form to request an official certificate of completion and record of CEU credit earned.

 

Instructors

Stephen J. Nichols
Dr. Stephen J. Nichols

President of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries. In addition, he is a teaching fellow for Ligonier and author of numerous books.

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Stephen J. Nichols
Dr. Stephen J. Nichols

President of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries. In addition, he is a teaching fellow for Ligonier and author of numerous books.