Based on the popular book God So Loved the World by Lyle Lange, this course covers two of the most important Biblical teachings:

  • Anthropology: A Study of Humans, the Objects of Salvation.
  • Christology: A Study of Jesus Christ, the Mediator of Salvation.

These two major divisions of Christian doctrine will explore what the Bible teaches about the problem of sin and God’s wonderful solution to it.

The first half of this course will cover the creation of human beings, their fall into sin, the image of God, and various types of sin. The second half of the course will cover the unique person and work of Christ. Every Christian needs to be thorough familiar with these two foundation doctrines of the Bible.


The objectives of this course are to help students

  1. Understand what the Bible teaches about human beings, the objects of God’s saving work.
  2. Explore the great mystery of the person of Jesus Christ.
  3. Learn to appreciate the way that Jesus Christ saved the world from sin.
  4. Be prepared to identify and refute false teachings about the human nature, person and work of Christ.


• This course is open to any GBI student. • This course is a REQUIRED course in all three certificate programs. • All students who enroll in this course should have a basic understanding of the Bible. • In order to receive credit for this course, the student must be in attendance for at least 75% of the instruction periods, actively participate in the instruction periods when present, and complete on time and in a satisfactory manner any assignments and/or tests given by the instructor.


  1. Each student will be supplied with a digital copy of the textbook GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD along with lesson guides for each lesson.

  2. Students will be expected to read an assigned portion of the textbook and answer the questions in the study guide prior to class.

  3. The students will be expected to read their answers during the class period and the instructor will supply additional comment and explanation.

  4. There will be two review exams.


God So Loved the World

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