Book of the Revelation
This is a Bible book study and Church History course all wrapped into one. Relying heavily on KJV scripture, students are walked through the text of Revelation, the context, the audience, and the interpretation of the text. The majority of text focuses on the 7 churches John writes to as representative of the life cycle and history of the Church. These chapters are full of information on great theologians, evangelists, movements, and awakenings. Text is broken up with images, quotes, tables, maps, timelines, and charts. One chapter addresses Satan’s Response… in the form of false philosophies and cults (Christian and non-Christian cults). The working definition of a cult presented in the text is: “they teach salvation by works rather than salvation by grace through faith.” The rest of the text covers Revelation chapters 4-22 and the things yet to come. Detailing the rapture, tribulation, seals, judgements, second coming, millennium, and the great judgement. This text teaches from a premillennialist viewpoint. It is suggested that you preview this text and gage the material provided for your own denominational beliefs. Church History is written towards the author’s bias. 250 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca
The focus and theme of the twelfth grade Abeka Bible is on the beginning and the end. First semester focuses on Genesis: First Things (176 pgs., pb) covering the creation story, first people, first nations, Abraham, and the patriarchs of Israel. This is a great bible course to pick up as a first-time introduction to Bible as the first chapter covers what the Bible is, the impact of the Bible, and then introduces Genesis and the beginnings of God’s Word. Second semester focuses on Book of the Revelation: Church History Lives of Great Missionaries and The Cults (250 pgs., pb) with discussions on the end times, the relevancy of the Churches in Revelation, the rapture, and the tribulation. Designed as a 4-day/week course, and featuring a spiral learning approach, lessons follow a structure of: prayer; verse memorization, teach, and review (scripture is in the KJV).
Each course comes with Teacher Editions of the text in full, with helpful teaching guidance’s, scope and sequences, study questions and answers, tips for quizzes, and daily plans (these daily plans are outlines, not scripted lessons). The full-color, non-consumable Student Text also has a corresponding Student Quizzes/Test booklet, and Teacher Quiz/Test Key booklet available. For music correlating with this course, you can utilize the Sing His Praises Hymns and Choruses hymnal and also visit the Abeka website to purchase audio CD’s for each course. ~Rebecca