It's time to derive your worldview from the Bible

Rather than reading the Bible through the eyes of modern secularism, this provocative six-part course teaches you to read the Bible through its own eyes—as a record of God’s dealing with the human race. When you read it at this level, you will discover reasons to worship God in areas of life you probably never before associated with “religion.”

Thu, Mar 27, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 26 secs
Associating Scripture with the big problems of life. The grandeur of civilization does not fulfill the needs of man’s heart. Genocide, intolerance, and an aversion to peaceful coexistence were commanded by God during the conquest and settlement period. Great truths from the Mount Sinai covenant-breaking event. To submit to God, people must have a circumcised heart. It does not come naturally. For sinful people to abide in fellowship with God, there must be an intercessor. Holy war, in the Old Testament, is a preview of the wrath of God at the final end of world history. Questions and answers.
Thu, Apr 03, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 56 mins 5 secs
Setting personal and historical events into a larger picture. God is both infinite and personal in His nature. The universe was not created with evil in it. In biblical Christianity, evil has boundaries. In paganism, evil has no beginning and no end. We should be motivated by gratitude for what God has done for us.
Thu, Apr 10, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 21 secs
The essential core difference between faith and unbelief. Holy war. The examples of Ruth and Rahab argue for the fairness of God and against the unbelief of their time in Canaan. God honors private obedience, not public righteousness. Questions and answers.
Thu, Apr 17, 1997
by Charles Clough
Passage: Joshua 6
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 19 secs
The geography of the Holy Land as it relates to conquest and settlement. The curse on he who rebuilds Jericho. When we think biblically, we must think in terms of the whole Bible. Grace is not a permanent feature of the plan of God. The ethics of common grace do not imply permanent tolerance of evil. Joshua and the wars of conquest must be considered within the whole Biblical Framework. Questions and answers.
Thu, May 01, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 56 mins 10 secs
The phases of sanctification. The believer’s experience (experiential sanctification) is controlled by and depends on his position (positional sanctification) in the elect plan of God (Example: Israel). Jesus Christ went through an experiential sanctification process, though without sin. The aim of experiential sanctification is developing a trust and obedience to God the Father. Experiential sanctification can proceed in good days and bad.
Thu, May 15, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins
Comparing pagan and biblical approaches to problem solving. The means of sanctification. Both legalism and licentiousness distort law and grace. Emotions and feelings must be in subjection to the revealed will of God. If we eliminate God’s grace, we eliminate the necessity to rely upon Him and, subsequently, gratitude. Questions and answers.
Thu, May 22, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 1 hr 23 mins 17 secs
Using the Framework to sharpen a biblical view of civilization. The existence of one Christian is a threat to the pagan world because it speaks of the end times. The prayers of God the Holy Spirit on our behalf. The process and aim of experiential sanctification. The justification for the ethics of “holy war”. The imprecatory psalms and imprecatory prayers. Questions and answers.
Thu, Jun 05, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 58 mins 42 secs
Summary of past lessons. Applying the Bible Framework. In the exodus story, blood atonement separated the damned from the saved. Our personal experience is too flimsy a foundation to cope with life. Handel’s treatment of Exodus chapter 15.
Thu, Sep 25, 1997
by Charles Clough
Duration: 46 mins 58 secs
The concept of the Biblical Framework; avoids seeing the Bible as a collection of disconnected stories; connects biblical truths with actual history; and views all biblical truths as interconnected. The Bible is a unique library of many books and letters, written by many different authors in many different life situations. Yet it has an internal coherence. The kingdom of man contrasted with the kingdom of God: foundations, goals, beginnings, ethics, and leadership. Review of sanctification.