At the beginning of the BIB218: The Survey of the New Testament course, the first discussion board we had to do as a class was to introduce ourselves and to discuss what our view on the Bible was. In my post, I first discussed about my spiritual journey and how I came to believe in my views of the Bible. I was born and raised in a Christian family and I grew up in a non-denominational and Protestant Christian environment. I’ve always have been a part of the faith, which means I have always been a Christian. After giving some background on how I have my views in the post, I then discuss some of the views I had at the time. The two most important views I mention in my post were that ...
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...s course through reading both the Bible and Gundry’s “A Survey of the New Testament” textbook. My views on the Bible have been strengthened by this course through the weekly discussion board assignments and interacting with my fellow class mates who supported or challenged my views. My views on the Bible have gained more complexity by this course through studying the course material and by doing the weekly writing assignments. Overall, the course has provided me with valuable information on the New Testament while testing and refining my beliefs. I feel that I have come out of this course knowing more about the New Testament then I had at the beginning of the course. The course may have not changed my views on the Bible by much, but I feel that I now hold a stronger belief in my views while being able to see and understand other people’s views on the Bible.
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