At the heart of the Christian faith is the conviction that God has acted in human history for the salvation of human beings. The testimony of this salvific action that culminates in Jesus Christ is the Bible that we confess to be the Word of God. CHET is committed to helping God’s servants understand and proclaim His Word. We believe in the importance of training ministers who interpret the Bible in the light of the historical context and of theological truths.
B-211 PANORAMA OF THE BIBLE
The Bible requires an understanding that fits together within its context. The emphasis of this course is on the appreciation of the Word of God in its historical context. It offers the student a way to navigate in order to understand God’s message during the Biblical context and in today’s day. The objective consists of being able to understand, live out, and teach the Word of God. The focus on a panorama does not mean that it will be superficial.
B-212 BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (Requirement B-211)
Biblical Interpretation has always been a duty of the people of God. As Evangelicals, we affirm that the Bible is authoritative in issues of faith, doctrine, and conduct. This makes it imperative then, to know the hermeneutic principles in order to take from the Word of God sustenance, direction, and spiritual strength under the supreme guide of the Holy Spirit. The “Inductive Method” of interpretation is emphasized.
B-213 GENESIS AND THE PENTATEUCH (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
This course studies the content, structure, and message of the first five books of the Bible. It treats the Pentateuch as an integrated work of several literary genres. The class discovers the fundamental message of the Pentateuch for the people of Israel and for the church today. The class looks at the reasons why the New Testament authors cite the Pentateuch in a prophetic or eschatological way.
B-214 PAUL’S LETTERS (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
Much about what we know from faith and practice in the church in the first century comes from Paul’s letters. This course gives an introduction to the life of the Apostle Paul and each of his epistles. The theological significance of the themes in the letters are discussed. An emphasis is put on the attitudes of the Apostle that made him express different teachings in the middle of diverse circumstances in his life and ministry.
B-301 THE PSALMS FOR TODAY (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
The author of the psalms seems to have converted words of man to God to words of God to man. These poems reveal an honest and profound faith and a surprising literary skill. The 150 poems are converted into a mosaic of important themes and are condensed into one book called the “Psalter”. The design and message of the entire book, as well as certain individual poems will be deeply examined in this course.
B-303 REVELATION (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
The book of Revelation has fascinated the church in spite of how difficult it is to interpret. The course gives an expository presentation of its structure and content as well as Revelation’s diverse schools of interpretation. It looks into global biblical eschatology and how it is connected with the other prophetic books of the Bible. The class uses many different visual aids to stimulate relevant questions of discussion about the topic.
B-312 ROMANS (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
This epistle of Paul constitutes one of the doctrinal pillars of the protestant church. By using the tools of observation, interpretation, and application one will acquire understanding of the key passages for the pastoral and educational work in the church. A global perspective of Roman’s message is maintained starting with Paul’s objective and God’s purposes in saving Jews and Gentiles through justification by faith in Jesus Christ.
B-313 THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES (Requirements B-211 y B-212)
This class analyzes the foundation of the church (in Jerusalem), its expansion (in Judea, Samaria, and Asia Minor), and its extension (in Europe) in the context of the first century Greco-Roman world. The class considers the ways in which the Holy Spirit leads the church to confront the pagan cultures in order to accomplish its mission. The class shows how the community of faith learns to live underneath the Lordship of Christ, confronting demonic powers and heresies.