Self-Study Modules

The life of faith does not consist only in believing, it is necessary that the one who believes in Jesus, additionally, renews his whole structure of thought according to the doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus. The thought structures acquired before coming to Jesus Christ are fragmented according to the model of sinful life.

The renewal of the mind is not an isolated process nor independent to the development of the spiritual life, the renewal of the mind is to live according to the new life in Jesus.

Understanding God’s Call to Ministry

God’s call to ministry cannot be defined by a ministerial title, or even by the function that the person performs within the church.

The call of God to the ministry is a spiritual designation given by God, but it requires that the person first learn to know God.

The purpose of this course is for the student to understand his ministerial call, and how he can establish it as he learns to know God.

The Doctrine of Christ

The doctrine of Christ, or Christology, is the fundamental doctrine of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. The doctrine of Christ is the cornerstone of the doctrine of salvation. Not having a clear conception of the doctrine can lead us to base our faith on heresy.

The doctrine of Christ consisted in proving by the Scriptures that Jesus, a man approved by God, is the Messiah, who has risen from the dead, because death could not hold him, and who today sits at the right hand of God the Father. This course intends to discuss the biblical basis that discovers the Transcendence of the doctrine of Christ.

Doctrine of the foundation of repentance from dead works

This module aims to discover how much of a Christian’s current behaviors are still subject to the kingdom of darkness, with the purpose of the student developing a ministry aimed at denouncing evil and bringing others to reconciliation with God.

The doctrine of repentance from dead works establishes that man is born a sinner, because of Adam and Eve’s sin of disobedience. It also establishes that man lives far from God, and that he is destitute of his glory, which means that his final destiny is death and eternal destruction in hell. The doctrine of repentance from dead works establishes that the only way to achieve forgiveness is for man to repent of his condition and change his attitude towards the depraved life he has developed, serving, and feeding the conduct of the flesh.

Doctrine of Faith in God

The purpose of this module is to lead the student through the process of knowing God. It is the process of faith, the process of understanding who has called us and enabled us to establish His Will on earth.

The doctrine of faith in God has as its sole purpose that the person knows God and knows how He acts. The doctrine of faith in God is an exhaustive study about the knowledge of God, His nature, His attributes, what pleases Him, what displeases Him, what He abhors. Faith is not a topic isolated to the knowledge of God, faith is convictions executed on the foundation of the knowledge that man and woman have of God.

Doctrine of Baptisms

The purpose of this module is for the student to understand the true reason for baptism, to recognize the spiritual and salvific value of baptism, and to establish it as a foundation of life in Christ for future generations.

Although its origins are found in the ritual practice of the purification baths of the Mosaic Law, the doctrine of baptism is the first of the doctrines of Christianity to be known in its operational form. Baptism is presented in the doctrine of the apostles as the complement of believing in Jesus. The person who recognized Jesus as the Messiah (Christ, in Greek), and believed that He is the Son of God for salvation, immediately proceeded to be baptized. Baptism is by immersion and is exercised by one who has believed on another who has just recognized the Lordship of Jesus.

Doctrine of Laying on of Hands

The purpose of this module is for the student to understand the spiritual use of laying on hands. It is also intended for the student to understand that there are risks of spiritual contamination due to improper laying on of hands.

The practice of the imposition of hands is before the Law of Moses, the accounts of the book of Genesis show that the inhabitants of the first towns knew it, and it had among them several uses, the main one, that of blessing a person. It is included within the apostolic doctrine by virtue of its transcendence of the Law, and by the use and recommendation of Jesus himself, who included among its benefits, that of healing, when he said: they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall be healed.

Doctrine of the Resurrection of the Dead, the Return of Jesus to Earth and the Gathering of the Faithful with Jesus:

The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, the rapture of the saints, and even the millennial reign, are events that converge with the coming of Jesus; therefore, we are not before a single doctrine, but before a composite doctrine.

In many ecclesiastical circles the idea of a hidden rapture prior to the coming of Jesus predominates, but such a pronouncement is not a doctrine adjusted to the text of the Scriptures contained in the teachings of Jesus, nor of the apostle Paul.

Doctrine of God’s Judgments

The judgment of God is not a new theme as a doctrine coined by the apostles. It is a doctrine that originated at the time of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, when God calls them to account for their actions.

It has been part of the very evolution of man. Even non-religious man is aware of the existence of God’s judgments; this conception is clearly evidenced in the account of when Jonah flees from his call to Nineveh, in the ship that is tossed by the tempest of the sea, the crew members ask themselves, “Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know by whom this evil has come upon us” (Jonah 1.7).

God’s judgments have a purpose of redemption and restoration, not necessarily punishment. This principle is clear in the Words of God given by the prophet Jeremiah, when he said: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11). The moment before these words the prophet had already warned that Jerusalem would be destroyed.

Doctrine of Perfection

The writer of the epistle of Hebrews states in chapter six, that the purpose of the doctrine of Christ is to walk through it in perfection. In other words, life in Christ is the life of perfection.

In the Old Testament, the term in the Hebrew language that is translated into English by perfect, is: תָם (tam), תָמִים (tamim, plural), which means, to be or to be complete, to be finished, to be finished.

This word, however, in many texts has been translated not as perfect but as “completeness”; thus, for example, in Genesis 17:1, God demands of Abraham that he be “perfect”; while in Genesis 20:6 it is recognized that Pharaoh’s conduct was in “completeness.” The Bible establishes that the man who lives according to the faith of Jesus walks in perfection.

The Doctrinal Basis of the Gospel

The doctrinal basis is the statement of faith that establishes the work of the Spirit in the reconciliation and restoration of men and women who draw near to God. The doctrinal basis is the foundation of the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth, as stated in Matthew 7:24-25: “Whosoever therefore heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”

The doctrinal basis is the statement of the Word of Truth that establishes the Will of God on the conduct that the man and woman of God must maintain, as a conduct of life, to please the Father. This definition arises from the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to Timothy concerning the value of the Scriptures, “16 All Scripture (Word of Truth) is divinely inspired and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly instructed unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The doctrinal basis is God’s revelation to man of his nature, of his attributes, of his way of being and acting, of his prophetic work, and of his demands on man and woman: “But let him that shall glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD, which sheweth mercy, and judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for these things will I, saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:24)

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: