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Session 1: Class Introduction and the Nature of the Church
What is the Church? Is it a building? Is it a visible institution or an invisible body? What are the different views of the church? During this lesson, we will discuss the various views of the church, some of which are mutually exclusive, some of which are compatible. We will learnabout the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman Catholic, Liberation, Liberal, and Evangelical conception of the church. This session is an introduction to ecclesiology. The student should leave with a basic overview of ecclesiology.
Session 2: The Church and Israel: A defense of Replacement Theology
What is the relationship between Israel and the Church? Did the Church replace Israel in the program of God, or does God have a future plan for them distinct from the Church? Why is there so much hostility displayed between the Covenant view of the Church and the Dispensational view? This session will give an explanation and defense of the view that the Church replaced Israel in the program of God. Consideration will be given to the covenants of God as a guide to understanding the issues involved in these ecclesiological debates.
Session 3: The Church and Israel: A defense of Dispensational Theology
What is dispensationalism? What is the difference between dispensationalism, progressive dispensationalism, and covenant theology with regards to the Church? What is progressive covenantalism? This session will seek to answer such questions in an often heated debate. Here students will hear a explanation and defense of classical dispensationalism, progressive dispensationalism, and progressive covenantalism. Students should leave with an understanding that God is in the process of redeeming people and history is a history of redemption.