Springville Road Community Church (bible institute)
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #34
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-Fourth and concluding lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church .

In this lesson we look at Chapters 20, 21 and 22. We explore the term resurrection and what are the different resurrections.

For a more in-depth look at the subject of Heaven Pastor Maronge recommends the Book Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

The Class Notes may be downloaded here.

Direct download: Revelation_34.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #33 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-Third lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church .

In this lesson we conclude Chapter 19 by looking at the second coming of Christ and the Battle of Armageddon.

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #32
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-Second lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at Chapter 19 and the joy in Heaven and the marriage of the lamb.

We also look at the different resurrections.  The resurrection of life and the resurrection of the dead and times when these events take place.

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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #31
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirty-First lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin Chapter 18 and the economic Babylon's destruction.
Direct download: Revelation_31.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #30
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirtieth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we finish chapter 16 and the bowl judgments and look at  chapter 17 and the false church.



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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #29
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Ninth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at chapter 16.
Direct download: Revelation_29.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #28 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Eighth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we finish chapter 13 and begin chapter 14.
Direct download: Revelation_28.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #27 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Seventh lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin chapter 13.
Direct download: Revelation_27.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #26 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Sixth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover chapter 12.
Direct download: Revelation_26.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #25
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Fifth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we conclude chapter 11 while beginning the 7th Trumpet.
Direct download: Revelation_25.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #24
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin chapter 11.
Direct download: Revelation_24.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #23 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Third lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we continue looking at the Trumpet judgments.
Direct download: Revelation_23.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #22 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-Second  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at evil spirits and demons and their origins.
Direct download: Revelation_22.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #21 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twenty-First  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we continue looking at the Trumpet judgments and the 6th Trumpet.

Direct download: Revelation_21.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #20 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twentieth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we continue looking at the Trumpet judgments.
Direct download: Revelation_20.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #19
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Nineteenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we continue Chapter 6 and look at the relationship between the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Bowls.
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #18
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eighteenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin Chapter 6 and look at the relationship between the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, and the 7 Bowls.
Direct download: Revelation_18.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #17 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventeenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover Chapter 5 and continue looking at the throne scene.
Direct download: Revelation_17.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #16 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixteenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin to look at the things which are to come and start Chapter 4.
Direct download: Revelation_16.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #15 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifteenth  lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Laodicea. (Chapter 3:14-22).

Note: Do to technical troubles we are only able to provide the first 3/4 of this lesson.
Direct download: Revelation_15.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #14 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourteenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Philadelphia. (Chapter 3:7-13).
Direct download: Revelation_14.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #13
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirteenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Sardis. (Chapter 3:1-6).
Direct download: Revelation_13.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #12
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twelfth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Thyatira. (Chapter 2:18-29).
Direct download: Revelation_12.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #11
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eleventh lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Pergamos. (Chapter 2:12-17).

Direct download: Revelation_11.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #10
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Tenth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Smyrna. (Chapter 2:8-11).
Direct download: Revelation_10.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #9
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Ninth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we look at the Church in Ephesus (Chapter 2:1-7).
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #8 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eighth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we wrap up Chapter 1 and move into Chapter 2.
Direct download: Revelation_08.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #7 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventh lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover Revelation 1:6-20.
Direct download: Revelation_07.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #6 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we cover Revelation 1:1-5.
Direct download: Revelation_06.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #5 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

In this lesson we begin Revelation Chapter 1.
Direct download: Revelation_05.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #4 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
Direct download: Revelation_04.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #3 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Third lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
Direct download: Revelation_03.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #2 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the second lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.
Direct download: Revelation_02.mp3
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Bible Institute: Revelation - Class #1 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the first lesson in a study of the book of Revelation.  Your instructor is Pastor George Maronge of Deerfoot Community Bible Church . The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

The notes for the class may be downloaded here.
Direct download: Revelation_01.mp3
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Is There a Message in the Stars?
This is special bonus class from our study of the book of Romans.  In Romans chapter 10:18 "But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."  We see that Paul quotes from Psalms 19:4 psalm of David about the heavens.  Listen as Elder Steve Bartlett discusses the subject of the possibility of God placing a message in the stars.

The Slide Show that Steve used in class may be downloaded to follow along as you listen. You must have a pdf reader on your computer to see the slides.

We hope you have enjoyed this series and our thanks go out to Steve Bartlet for all the time he devoted in the teaching of this class and for allowing us to record the lessons and make them available on our website.

We hope to have a similar study available beginning in August 2008 as we look at the book of Revelation.



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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #26
This is the Twenty-Sixth and final lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 16.

We hope you have enjoyed this series and our thanks go out to Steve Bartlet for all the time he devoted in the teaching of this class and for allowing us to record the lessons and make them available on our website.

We hope to have a similar study available beginning in August 2008 as we look at the book of Revelation.
Direct download: Romans_026.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #25
This is the Twenty-Fifth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 15.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #24
This is the Twenty-Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we cover chapter 14.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #23
This is the Twenty-Third lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 13.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #22
This is the Twenty-Second lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we conclude chapter 11 and begin chapter 12.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #21
This is the Twenty-First lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 11.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #20
This is the Twentieth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 11.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #19
This is the Nineteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue in chapter 10.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #18
This is the Eighteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 10.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #17 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Seventeenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 9.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #16
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Sixteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we conclude chapter 8 and begin chapter 9.
Direct download: Romans_016.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #15
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fifteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 8.

Direct download: Romans_015.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #14 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin chapter 8.



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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #12
This is  lesson #12, the concluding lesson, in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

The booklet "Can I Really Trust the Bible?can be viewed by going to the RBC Ministries website. (Click Here for downloadable version).

Class Notes:
Statistical Information on Religious Trends and Beliefs in the U.S.
* Nine out of ten adults own a Bible.   Only six out of ten believe it is “totally accurate in all its teachings.?
* 74% believe when people are born, they are neither good nor evil; they make a choice between the two as they mature.
* 44% believe the Bible, the Koran, and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths
* 44% believe when He lived on earth, Jesus Christ sinned, like other people
* 55% say a good person can earn a place in heaven
* 83% of teenagers said moral truth depends on the circumstances
* Among whites, 60% endorse relativism, compared to 26% who adopt absolutism.
* Among non-whites, however, 74% support relativism and just 15% believe in absolute morality
* 15% of Hispanic adults and only 10% of African-American adults contended that moral truth is absolute

Genesis 5
1.  Adam – of the earth – firm foundation
2.  Seth – compensation – sprout, seed
3.  Enosh – mortal or man
4.  Kenan – one acquired or begotten
5.  Mahal’lel  - God’s splendor or to God’s praise
6.   Jared – to descend
7.  Enoch – to initiate or to dedicate oneself or to be disciplined to the point of death
8.  Methuselah – a period of time
9.  Lamech ? (unknown word)
10.  Noah – rest or quiet
    [Of the earth’s firm foundation the seed shall come as mortal man, begotten in God’s splendor, He shall descend to earth, dedicating Himself to the point of death, and after a period of time .?. He shall give rest]
Adam = Heb. Man
Eve = Heb. Mother of all living
Woman = Heb. of man
Cain = acquisition; to acquire or to gain materially
Abel = Transitoriness, just fleeting or temporary
Ref.:    Strong’s  Concordance
    Young’s  Concordance
    Unger’s Bible Dictionary
    Wilson’s Expository Dictionary
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #11 This is  lesson #11 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

View English Bible Origin Chart by clicking here

1. Textual  = a passage (in whole or in part) of letters and books
2. Criticism = Judgment of grammar and content – an evaluation.
3. The Western church was based in Rome
4. The Eastern church was based in Jerusalem and Syria
5. The Latin text gave us the Received  Text “Textus Receptus?
6. The Byzantine text gave us the “Critical Text?
7. The period of Standardization of the text – 325 – 1500 A.D.
8. Johann Gutenberg developed movable type for the printing press (1454)
9. The period of Crystallization -1500-1648 A.D.
10. Erasmus’ work became known as the “Textus Receptus? Lit. the “Received Text.?
11. Where do the newer versions come from?  The “Critical Text?
12. The KJV rests on a textual basis that is very weak.
13.0The KJV contains many words that are out of date and misleading.
14. The KJV includes scribal errors of translation
15. Remember – the original writings were inspired, not the copies, but God has protected the copies.
16. Beginning as far back as 1725, Richard Bentley and Johann Bengal challenged other scholars to gather available textual materials.
17. 1870-1875 – The first Bible using the “Critical Text? was published  known as the “English Revised Version?
18. There are really very few variations.  The Bible is a very big book with thousands of words.
19. When the eye picked up the same letter or word twice, it was called “Dittography?
20. God has protected the transmission of His Word to man so that even though man’s fingerprints are all over it, nothing has been diluted, damaged, or changed – doctrinally.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #13
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Thirteenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 7.

Note: This is the final Romans podcast for the first semester. Podcasting of Romans will return around the middle of January 2008.

Direct download: Romans_013.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #10 This is  lesson #10 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

View English Bible Origin Chart by clicking here

1.    Inspiration = Authority of God’s Word
        Canonicity = Acceptance  of God’s Word 
        Transmission = Accuracy of God’s Word
        Translations = Availability of God’s Word
2. What is an autograph?  An original  There are no originals known to be in existence today.
3. There are very few O.T. manuscripts , but due to the meticulous care of the Masoretes, the few we have exist.
4. Uncials manuscripts had no punctuation, no capitals, and no divisions.
5. From the 10th-15th century new styles of writing and copying had been developed and some nearly 5000 minuscules were produced.
6. Textual Criticism  - Text = sections of books or letters – Criticism = Judgment of grammar and content – an evaluation.
7.     The “Great Debate?  Older is Better  vs.  More  is better
8.  Period of Reduplication 100-325 A.D. – Copies of originals – copies of the copies
9. The Western = Latin text   The Eastern = Byzantine text
10. The Latin Text gave us the Received Text “Authorized – Textus Receptus.?
11. The Byzantine text gave us the Critical Text – fewer copies dating back to 125 A.D. or so.
12.Period of Standardization of the text 325-1500 A.D. (known as the “Dark Ages?. 
13.  Period of Crystallization (1500 – 1648 A.D.) Years of Enlightenment – the Reformation Era.
14. Erasmus based his translations on the “Textus Receptus? Lit. the “Received Text.?
15. John Rodgers, a good friend of William Tyndale compiled the “Matthews Bible? in English.
16. In 1607, forty eight choice Greek and Hebrew scholars started work on the King James Version
17. Remember – the original writings were inspired, not the copies, but God has protected the copies.
Direct download: canonicity_10.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #12
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Twelfth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we complete chapter 6 and begin chapter 7.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_012.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #9 This is  lesson #9 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

1.  Inspiration = Authority of God’s Word
     Canonicity = Acceptance  of God’s Word 
     Transmission = Accuracy of God’s Word
2.  The unique features of the Hebrew and Greek languages:
    Hebrew – Very emotional, pictorial, personal language
    Greek – Universal , intellectual language, a language of the mind
3.  Advancements in Writing – Four Stages of Development
    A.  Pictograms  (7000 B.C. – 3500 B.C.)
    B.  Ideograms  (3500 B.C. – 2100 B.C.)
    C.  Phonograms   (2100 B.C. to 1400 B.C.)
    D.  Alphabet  (1450 B.C.)
4.  Writing Materials:
    A.  Clay  (Jer. 17:13, Ezek.4:1)
    B.  Stone  - Rosetta stone
    C.  Papyrus - Egyptian form of paper
    D.  Vellum – (Calf skins)
    E.  Parchment – (Lamb skins)
    F.  Leather -  (Cowhide)
    G.  Metal  - Only thin sheets, of soft materials like lead
    H.  Ostraca - Potsherds
    I.   Paper  (Alabama is 3rd leading producer in the world)
5.  What is a manuscript?  A copy  - The original letters are called autographs.
6.  Manuscripts are a key link in understanding the chain “from God to us.? They provide tangible and very important evidence about the transmission of the Bible.
7.  No manuscripts or portions of manuscripts exist that were written before the  Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.) but there are quite a few scripture copies dating from the Talmudic era (300 B.C. to 500 A.D.)
8.  Two General Classes of Old Testament Manuscripts:
    A.  The Synagogue Roll
    B.  Private copies
9.  The New Testament has a tremendous amount of manuscripts in whole or fragments (as many as some 14,000) some dating back to 125 A.D.
10.  Major Manuscripts of the Bible
    A.  Cairo Geneza Manuscript
    B.  Masoretic text
11.  The Old Testament text owes its accuracy to the commitment, ability and reliability of the scribes and scholars who transmitted it.
12.  The “Great Debate?
      Older is Better vs.  More  is better
13.  Uncials had no punctuation, all capitals, and no divisions
Minuscule manuscripts were written during the age known as the     “Queen of the Cursive.?
15. In the fullness of time, God in His sovereignty and grace brought together all of the ingredients to preserve His Word and to propagate His gospel message.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #11 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Eleventh lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 6.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_011.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #8 This is  lesson #8 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

*Three historical developments in the area of Biblical transmission:
       A.  The invention of writing before 3000 B. C.
       B.  The beginning of translation before 200 B.C.
       C.  The development of printing before 1600 A.D.
*Eight ways God has spoken:
       A.  Through Angels
       B.  Through a loud voice
       C.  Through a still, small voice
       D.  Through nature
       E.  Through the mouth of an ass
       F.  Through dreams
       G.  Through visions
       H.  Through Christophanies – a pre-Bethlehem appearance of Christ
*What Old Testament languages did God choose to use?
     A.  Hebrew – Williamington’s Guide to the Bible: “Hebrew is a pictorial language, speaking with vivid bold metaphors,  which challenge and dramatize the story.?
     B.  Aramaic was the language of the Syrians and was used throughout the near east.
*New Testament Languages
     A.  The Semitic language – Jesus and His disciples used it as their native tongue.
     B.  The Hebrew language – also had influence in the New Testament through more idiomatic expressions
     C.  The Latin or Roman – We see “loanwords? such as “centurion?, “tribute?, and “legion? as well as the inscription on the cross.
      D.  Greek – The Koine Greek was the most widely used language throughout the world during the first century
* The Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenicians (they developed the first known written language sometime prior to 1450 B.C. and as early as 3500 B.C.
* The Greek vocabulary was representative of several cultures as well as a vast geographical expanse and it became the official language of the empires into which Alexander the Great’s conquests were divided.
* The Koine Greek language was uniquely suited to relay the revelation of Christ in theological terms.
* Greek is an intellectual language.  It is more a language of the mind than of the heart.
* As demonstrated in the writings of the great Greek philosophers  Geisler and Nix state: “Greek possessed a technical precision not found in the Hebrew language.?
* In addition, Greek was a universal language – well suited for  delivery of the gospel to a lost world.
* Whereas Hebrew was particular to the Jewish people – the Old Testament truths about God were initially revealed to one nation (Israel) in its own language.
* The fuller Revelation given by Christ in the New Testament was not so restricted.    Instead, the message of Christ was to be “preached in His Name to all nations.?  Luke 24:47
* Galatians 4:4  - Paul said, “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son.?
*    Inspiration = authority
*    Canonicity = acceptance                   
*    Transmission = accuracy
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #10 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Tenth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 5.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #7 This is  lesson #7 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  This week we continue our look at Biblical Archeology and its role in authenticating the bible. Your instructor again this week is Elder Steve Bartlett  .

The Slide Show that Steve used in class may be downloaded to follow along as you listen. You must have a pdf reader on your computer to see the slides.


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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #9 Springville Road Bible Institute

Due to a problem with the recorder we are unable to post the ninth lesson in a study of the book of Romans but we will pick back up with lesson 10.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #6 This is  lesson #6 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  This week we will take a look at Biblical Archeology and its role in authenticating the bible. Your instructor this week is Elder Steve Bartlett .

The Slide Show that Steve used in class may be downloaded to follow along as you listen. You must have a pdf reader on your computer to see the slides.
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #8 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the eighth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue chapter 4.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_008.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #5 This is  lesson #5 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

1.The 5 basic criteria of Canonicity
    1)  Is it authoritative – does it claim to be of God?
    2)  Is it prophetic – was it written by a servant of God?
    3)  Is it authentic – does it tell the truth about God, man, etc.?
    4)  Is the book dynamic – does it possess  the life-    transforming power of God?
    5)  Is the book received or accepted by the people of     God?
2. The development of the Old Testament canon was during the period of 1500 B.C. to 100 A.D.
3. The development of the New Testament canon was during the period of 55 A.D. to 200 A.D.
4. Apocrypha = hidden, misunderstood
5. Purposes in putting together a New Testament canon
    a.  The Ecclesiastical reason
    b.  The Theological reason
    c.  The Political reason
6. Emperor Constantine became a Christian and ordered Eusebius to prepare 50 Bibles to be distributed
7. The New Testament was written during the last half of the first century.
8. During the 4th century – 27 books are secured as canonical and have never been questioned since.
9. Books rejected by all “Pseudepigrapha? – By the 9th century, it has been estimated that perhaps there were as many as 280 of these books.
10. These books were completely rejected by all the church fathers because none of them met any of the standards of canonicity and many of them teach heresy and religious fantasy.
11. Books disputed by some – “Antilegomena?
    a.  Hebrews
    b.  James
    c.  II Peter
    d.  II and III John
    e.  Jude
    f.  Revelation
12.  Of the twenty seven books that make up our New Testament, all have passed the test of canonicity and have a permanent place in our Bible.          
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #7 Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the seventh lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we finish up Romans Chapter 3 and begin chapter 4.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #4
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This is  lesson #4 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

1. The development of the Old Testament Canon involved a period of development from 1500 B.C. to 100 A.D.
 A)  Progressive collection of prophetic books B)  Prophetic continuity through the books  C)  Books accepted by all – Homologoumena  D) Books rejected by all – Pseudepigrapha  E)  Books disputed by some – Antilegomena  F)  Books accepted by some – Apocrypha
2. From the very beginning, the inspired writings were collected by the people of God and they were revered as being very special and sacred.
3. The books of Moses were cited throughout the Old Testament
4. A psalm of David – Ps. 18 – is recorded word for word in II Sam.22
5. Daniel cites Jeremiah 25 in Daniel 9:2.
6. The prophet Jonah recites parts from many psalms (Jonah 2)
7. Clearly there is seen a progressive collection interlocking the Old Testament together so that we can see a growing collection of divinely
8. There was also a prophetic continuity through the books:            * One Theme – Jehovah – Jesus Christ  * One problem – sin – separation from God  * One solution – salvation by a substitutionary atonement by a Savior 
9. Joshua wrote the last chapter of Genesis
10. Judges continues after the death of Joshua, the son of Nun.
11. Samuel established a school of prophets I Sam. 19:20
12. Homologoumena – to speak as one
13. Pseudepigrapha – false writings
14. Antilegomena- to speak against
15. Apocrypha – hidden or doubtful   
16. Homologoumena – received by all  *  34 of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament were never disputed
17. Pseudepigrapha – rejected by all    * Most of these books arose from within the context of religious fantasy *Curiosity about the death of Moses led to the writing of the non-canonical book, "Assumption of Moses *  These books reflect a literary style of a period around 200 B.C.  To 200 A.D
18. Antilegomena – disputed by some

Five -                                    Rejected because: 
The Songs of Solomon        Too sensual
Ecclesiastes                         Too skeptical
Esther                                   No mention of God by name
Ezekiel                                  Too anti-Mosaic
Proverbs                               Too conflicting
Apocrypha – accepted by some
Def. Something understood only by the initiated and not an outsider There are fifteen books Usually placed between Malachi and Matthew.          


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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #6
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the sixth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue Romans Chapter 3.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #3
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This is  lesson #3 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

1. The first link in the chain of God delivering His Word to us is inspiration.
2. The second link in the chain is canonicity.
3. Canon = Greek Kanon is defined as a measuring rod.
4. Inspiration deals with authority.
5. Canonicity deals with acceptance.
6. The Canon of the Old Testament differs from the development of the New Testament as seen below.
Old Testament   - Jewish community, Collected over several  thousand years
 
New Testament  -  Universal body of believers, Letters were sent to large geographical area, Collected over approx. 100 – 200 years

7. In 303 B.C. Diocletian ordered the destruction of the Bible.
8. The existence of a canon or collection of authoritive writings began 3000 to 4000 years ago.
9. Some of the wrong views on what determines canonicity are:
A.  Age determines canonicity   B.  The Hebrew  language determines canonicity  C.  The Torah determines canonicity   D.  Religious value can determine canonicity
10. Some right views of what determines canonicity –   A.  Inspiration determines canonicity
11. Five basic criteria of canonicity:  A. Is the letter authoritive   B.  Is it prophetic C.  Is it authentic   D.  Is it dynamic  E.  Is the book received or accepted by the people of God.
12. The Apocrypha are 15 non-canonical books written between 400 B.C. and 100 B.C.  Greek Apokryphos def. As “hidden?
13. Remember false teaching never liberates!
14. God spoke to the prophets, then He worked in the hearts of the people so they would accept it.

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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #5
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This is the fifth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we continue Romans Chapter 2 and into Chapter 3.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_005.mp3
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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #2
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This is  lesson #2 in a study of canonicity, a study about where we get our Bible.  Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

How We Got Our Bible - Internal Evidence of Inspiration:

1. II Tim.3:16 all scripture is given by inspiration of God.
2.Christ accepted the persons and the events mentioned in the Old Testament as historical fact.
3. Christ used scripture as conclusive evidence in answering His critics.
4. Christ used the authority of scripture to refute the temptation by satan in the wilderness. (Matt.4:4, 7, 10)
5. The writers all claimed  to be inspired by God.
6. Daniel read Jeremiah’s prophecy that the Babylonian captivity would last 70  years.
7. Peter accepted the writings of Paul as being inspired.
8. John said that the writings of the Apostles, along with his own writings were inspired by God and authoritative. (I Jn. 4:6)

External Evidences of Inspiration:
1. The unity of the Bible.
2. The transforming ability of the Bible.
3. Fulfilled prophecy.
4. Biblical accuracy about history.
5. The indestructibility of the Bible.
6. Inspiration gives the Bible its authority.

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Bible Institute: Canonicity - Class #1
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This is the first lesson in a study of canonicity a study of from where we get our Bible.  Knowing that the Bible is the Word of God is important and as Christians we need to know how the Bible came  together, how it was written and if it is complete. Your instructor is Elder David Nichols.

How We Got Our Bible:
1. We define Canonicity as a rule of faith.
2. The word Bible comes from the Greek word Biblos.
3. A Testament is a covenant, agreement, promise.
4. The fourfold Old Testament is based on a topical arrangement of books stemming from the translation of the Hebrew scriptures into Greek.
5. Our Bible is not chronological.
6. The Septuagint was translated by 70 Hebrew scholars in Alexandria, Egypt around 250 B.C.
7. Christ is the central theme of the Bible.
8. Chapters were added in 1227 A.D.
9. Verses were added in 1551 A.D.
10. Chapter divisions and verses are not inspired by God, only the scriptures are.
11. Inspiration literally means God breathed.
12. Inspiration  may be defined as “God controls the written using the writer’s vocabulary to deliver a message free from error.
13. The orthodox view teaches the Bible is the Word of God.
14. The modernistic view teaches the Bible contains the word of God.
15. The Neo (new) orthodoxy view teaches the Bible becomes the Word of God.
16. We believe that inspiration is always:
      A.  Verbal which means literal   
      B.  Plenary which means full         and
      C.  Inerrant – without any errors

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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #4
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Fourth lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we begin Romans Chapter 2 and review for the first exam.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_004.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #3
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the Third lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we complete Romans Chapter 1.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_003.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #2
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This is the second lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  This week we look at Romans Chapter 1.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_002.mp3
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Bible Institute: Romans - Class #1
Springville Road Bible Institute

This is the first lesson in a study of the book of Romans.  Your instructor is Elder Steve Bartlet. The class is  taught on Monday nights at 7:30 at Springville Road Community Church.

The Textbook used in the class is the Smart Guide to the Book of Romans
Direct download: Romans_001.mp3
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