VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
BIBLE INSTITUTE, VBCBI
INTRODUCTION & LIBERAL THEORY
USA NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
As a whole the following churches are considered teachers of LIBERAL theology.
1. The Bible has not been preserved as inspired or inerrant.
2. The Pentateuch and Moses are traditions. Much of the Pentateuch was written after 630 B.C.
3. The Old Testament is a parch-work of at least 4 different sources: J – YHWH (Yahweh, Jehovah); E – Elohist (Elohim); D – Deuteronomy (2 Kings 23:2) and P – Priestly (such as Leviticus)
4. Except for the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ, most Bible miracles are traditions and fictitious.
5. Homosexuals can become church leaders. Woman can become church elders and preach.
African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches in the USA
Armenian Church of America
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of the Brethren
Community of Christ
Coptic Orthodox (Egyptian)
Ecumenical Catholic Communion
The Episcopal Church (USA)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Hungarian Reformed Church
International Council of Community Churches
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad
Moravian Church in America, N and S
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Orthodox Church in America
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church
Polish National Catholic Church
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Reformed Church in America
Religious Society of Friends, Friends United Meeting
Religious Society of Friends, Philadelphia
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
O. T. INTRODUCTION
LIBERAL THEOLOGY: National Council of Churches
Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute
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1. How do liberal and conservative Christians disagree on biblical infallibility and preservation?
2. According to liberals, what do they usually mean when they refer to Moses’ writings?
3. What is the prevailing theory among liberals concerning when Deuteronomy was written?
4. What is the prevailing theory among liberals concerning when Daniel was written?
5. What is the prevailing theory among liberals concerning the sins of homosexuality?
6. List six empires which have ruled over the nation of Israel.
7. Which major biblical figure was alive in 2000 BC?
8. Give one of two approximate dates for the Exodus from Egypt.
9. Which major biblical figure was alive in 1000 BC?
10. Which world-ruling empire was prominent during the period of the Judges, Samuel, Saul, David and Solomon?
11. When did the civil war occur which split Israel into N. Israel and S. Judah?
12. Which empire carried away northern Israel and when?
13. Which empire probably received tribute from Judah from the death of Solomon (930 BC) to the time of Josiah (630 BC)?
14. Which empire carried away southern Judah and when?
15. What is the context of Ezekiel and Daniel?
16. Which empire allowed Judah to return to its own land and when?
17. Why were the Jews of Esther’s time in such a predicament?
18. What is the context of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi?
19. Which empire arose and fell between the Old and New Testaments?
20. What happened to Judah (and Israel) between 164 BC and the New Testament? Many choices.
21. What did the Greeks do that united the world from Italy to India?
ANSWERS: JEDP THEORY; LIBERAL THEOLOGY; O. T. SUMMARY
1. LIBERALS: Bible is mostly fictional tradition; CONSERVATIVES: inspired and inerrant
2. When referring to Moses, they often mean the traditions associated with Moses but written by many authors over centuries.
3. The Bible errs; Moses did not write Deuteronomy. It was written by Josiah’s scribes to bring revival around 630 BC.
4. The person and story of Daniel is fictitious. It was written after the event around 165 BC.
5. Homosexuality is not a sin; it is a natural consequence of genetics. Homosexuals can become church members.
6. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome.
9. 1400, 1600
10. None. A power vacuum existed.
12. Assyria; 722 BC
14. Babylon; 586 BC
15. Inside Babylon during 70 years captivity from 606 to 536 BC.
16. Persia; 539 BC
17. They chose to stay in Persia.
18. Post-exile: in Judea after the return from captivity. Rebuilding the temple.
19. Greek, Greece.
20. It gained independence for about 100 years.
21. They required all conquered nations to learn the Greek language.