Professor: Miroslav M. Kiš
Date: November 10-14, 2013
Location: Forest Lake SDA Church, Apopka, FL. (MAPMin classes will no longer be offered in the state of Tennessee.)
The Christian message confronts the world with the image of a true human identity. It is not a negative self-annihilating message of Eastern mysticism, nor a utopia of liberalism. A human being is a priceless speck of dust of the ground, made in the image of God; a blade of grass whom God cherishes as the apple of His eye (Deuteronomy 32:10). But humans are rebels, slaves to themselves and their consequences. The story of the liberation of humans from themselves is the story of redemption.
- To examine different views of human nature throughout the history of theology.
- To establish as closely as possible the biblical picture of the original nature.
- To chart the biblical view of human destiny and the way of realizing this destiny.
- To clarify as much as possible the importance and content of such traditional Christian doctrines as the sin against the Holy Spirit, original sin, the fall, Imago Dei, immortality, and the resurrection.