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Students enrolled in the Cypress Bible Institute correspondence program will receive the best based Christian courses on a wide variety of subjects, enabling every student to properly divide the Word of God, and be more effective in the work of God.

Bible

Major & Minor Prophets

0-1 0-2. Both the Major & Minor Prophets will be examined in depth as to the message and messenger. Historical setting and future applications are discussed.

Old Testament Survey

0-3. The 39 books of the Old Testament are discussed.

0-4. An in depth study of the Tabernacle in the Old Testament.

The Gospels

N-5. An in depth study of the life and miracles of Christ, the disciples, and parables are discussed. Also an in depth study of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are discussed in detail.

The Epistles

N-6. This course is an in depth study of the general Epistles, prison Epistles, and pastoral Epistles.

The Life Of Paul

N-7. This course is an in depth study of the life of the Apostle Paul from his conversion, missionary travels, to the end of his life in Rome.

Acts

N-8. An in depth study of the early Church, the journeys of St. Paul, and the spreading of the gospel to the Gentile world.

Revelation

P-26. This course explains the book of Revelation verse by verse, exploring the highly symbolic book in view of the end times.

Daniel

P-27. This course explains the book of Daniel verse by verse and deals with unfulfilled prophecy for our end time generation.

Bible Standards

S-39-A This course deals with Bible holiness, concepts of dress, jewelry, hair, the role of women in the church,
ministerial authority, and legalism.

The King James Version Bible

Ph-93 This course was written by James Jackson and deals with the origin of the KJV Bible. It shows the superiority of the King James over the other Bible translations.

Bible Doctrine

Predestination

D-76-2 This course covers the subjects such as the definition of Predestination, Theological Determinism, Free Will in Theology, Calvinism & Predestination, Theological Fatalism, Fatalism, Providentialism, and Divine Providence.

Spiritual Gifts

S-35.  This course covers the gifts of the Spirit mentioned in Romans 12:6-8, such as prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and showing mercy.  It also covers the gifts in Ephesians 4:11, the five fold ministry, and also covers the 9 gifts of the Spirit mentioned in I Corinthians 12:1-4.  Faith, healing, miracles, etc.  All the gifts in the church body for edification.

History

Church History I

H-9. This lesson discusses events from the book of Acts to the Reformation period.

Church History II

H-10. This lesson covers the events from the Reformation period to our modern times.

The 400 Silent Years

H-11. This lesson discusses the years between the Testaments from the close of Malachi to the birth of Jesus Christ.

Apostolic History Outline

H-12 This course covers the outlines of history of the Apostolic church from Pentecost to our present day. Originally written by Dr. Marvin Arnold.

Ancient Hebrew History

S-38. This lesson covers in detail the history of the birth of Israel to its destruction under the Roman Empire.

Ancient Historical Facts

D-40. This lesson acquaints the student with historical and biblical facts listed in alphabetical order such as: The Ark Of The Covenant, The Breastplate of the High Priest, the ephod, shibboleth, the shield of David, the silver cord, the Talmud, Urim and Thumim, etc.

Ancient Biblical History

D-44. This lesson covers brief descriptions of the ancient world from the Neolithic Age to the time of Christ around 20 A.D.

Patrology I

Ph-99 This course covers the Fathers of the Churtch, Apostolic Fathers, Doctors of the Church, Apologetics, Apostolic Succession, the Fathers and the Trinity, such as: Ambrose, Aquinas, Athanasius, Augustine, Basil, Chrysostom, Clement, Constantine, Cyril, Eusebius, Gregory,
Hilary, etc.

Patrology II


Ph-100 This course is the continuation of Patrology I. The Fathers discussed are: Ignatius, Ireaneus, Jerome, Josephus, Justin Martyr, Leo, Origen, Papias, Polycarp, Tatian, Tertullian, Victor, etc.


Creeds & Councils


Ph-102 This course covers the Apostles' Creed, Athanasian Creed, Church & State, Nicene Creed, Papal Bull, Roman Catholic Church, Council of Carthage, Council of Chalcedon, Council of Constance, Council of Ephesus, Council of Laodecia, Lateran Councils, Council of Nicea, Council of Sardica, Council of Trent, etc.


Church History Outlines


Ph-103 This course covers Church History from 1 A.D. to the present. A summary Timeline of Christianity.

Bible Backgrounds

Bible Geography I

B-13. This lesson covers Old Testament geography primarily pertaining to Palestine and Jerusalem.

Bible Geography II

B-14. This lesson covers the Middle East of the New Testament and the journeys of the Apostle Paul.

Geography III

D-58. This course acquaints the student with the geography and history of Syria, Rome, Greece, Egypt, Babylon, Iraq, Kuwait, etc.

Bible Lands & Customs

B-15. This lesson course explains the customs of Bible times.

Biblical Archaeology

B-16. This course covers archaeology in Bible lands. The lesson presents discoveries such as: Tutankhamunis Tomb, the store-city of Pharaoh Ramseses II, King Hammurabi's law-code, the walls of Jericho, Solomon's buildings, King Hezekiah's tunnel, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Alexander of Macedon, the hidden city of Petra, the Dead Sea scrolls, etc.

Ancient Archaeology Discoveries

D-49. This lesson covers ancient finds such as: The Rosetta Stone,, the Behistun Inscription, the Moabite Stone, the Code of Hammurabi, the city of Ur, the Nuzi Tablets, the Mari Letters, the Dead Sea Scrolls, etc.

Bibliology

T-26 This course covers subjects such as: The nature of inspiration, Biblical languages, A history of the English Bible, How we get our Bible, Defending the inerrancy and canon of Scripture, Bible Translations, The NIV, etc.

Ministry

Bible Women

G-21. This lesson is designed to increase the student's knowledge of some of the major women in the Bible.

Bible Men

S-34. This lesson covers the most important men in the Bible.

50 Sermons For Saints & Sinners

S-28. This course is a collection of sermons by Dr. Vestal to be used in the student's ministry in winning souls for Jesus Christ.

Everyone in The Bible

S-29. This course examines everyone mentioned in the Bible from A to Z.

Sermons in Nutshells

S-35. This lesson material acquaints the student with over 500 sermon outlines which can be used in their ministry.

Top 14 Sermons

Pr-95. Sermons preached by Rev. Dr. Vestal to be used in the student's ministry in winning souls for Jesus Christ.


Tithing


Ph-106.. This course deals with tithing from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The testimony of G.T. Haywood on this subject is superb.


The Name & The Anointing


Ph-96 This course was written by Shela Jones and deals with the Holy Ghost baptism, and the name of Jesus Christ.

Christian Leadership

B-108.  This lesson covers subjects such as: planning, money, timing and preparation, respecting authority, discriminating, having a questionable background, critics, mentorship, betrayal, temptation, misjudging, the law of repetition, correcting mistakes, the power of habit, education, toleration, rebellion, confrontations, delegation, sowing and reaping, etc.  Many other topics discussed in being a Christian leader.

Ministry Notes

M-110.  This lesson is presented by Bishop Donald R. Vestal, the contents  include: The church congregation, articles of incorporation, articles of faith, church by-laws, church finance, church pastor, church services, church music, altar services, anointing with oil, water baptisms, baby dedications, foot washings,  communion services, church education, funerals, weddings, church dedications, hospital visits, nursing home visits, visitation & outreach, home bible study, the life of pastor Vestal and ministry.

Ministerial Ethics

ME-67.  This course deals with the minister & the ministry, the pastor & his church, the pastor & his pulpit, the pastor & his relationship with the Evangelists, the minister & his personal life, the minister & his family, the minister & his spiritual life, the minister & his home, the minister & his colleagues, the minister & his organization, the minister & social problems, etc.

Missions

U.S.A. Religions

G-22. This lesson explains the basic structure of the religions in the United States.

World Religions

G-23. This lesson explains the world's religions and major cults.

Anthropology

Ph-79. This lesson deals with the study of humans from a biological, social, and humanistic perspective. The lesson acquaints the student with physical anthropology and sociocultural anthropology.

Comparative Theology

Ph-107 This course discusses and compares the theology of the Brahmin, the Buddhist, the Greeks and the Romans, the Israelite & Ishmaelite, and the Aboriginal American.


Essential Theology


Ph-108 This course discusses the issues of the God-idea, a mediator, the incarnation, the need of a sacrifice, the authority of Essential Theology, and the origin and significance of Essential Theology.

Theology

Bible Theology I

T-17. This lesson covers Satanology and subjects concerning the Church.

Bible Theology II

T-18. This lesson covers Angelogy and the 7 divisions of the periods of the Old Testament.

Theology III

D-55. This course deals with terms and expressions used in Theology. It gives the student a better understanding of words such as: anthropomorphism, antinomianism, cabala, eschatology, gnosticism, monarchianism, monotheism, mysticism, pantheism, polytheism, theism, etc. The lesson also deals with the branches of Theology, theosophy, transubstantiation, and Unitarianism.

Trinity or Truth

T-19. This lesson shows the error of the Trinity doctrine and presents the truth of Monotheism. Many questions asked by Trinitarians are dealt with in this lesson.

The Truth of The Oneness Doctrine

T-20. This doctrinal course is a rebuttal to a major Trinitarian who has written a book indicating the oneness people are heresy.

Trinity Origin Research

D-46. This course is presented by Dr. Vestal on his research of the origin of the Trinity doctrine. Quotes from major Encyclopedias and Theologians show that the Trinity doctrine is in error. Dr. Vestal also rebuts in writing the theology of Calvin Beisner, and the late Dr. Walter Martin.

Religions & Religious Groups

Ph-97 This course covers Groups from A to Z. Such groups as: Anabaptists, Calvinism, Christian Science, Church of England, Donatism, Druze, Franciscans, Fundamendalism, Huguenots, Jesuits, knights Templars, Lollards, Orthodox Church, Pentecostal Church, Plymouth Brethren, Separatists, Waldneses, etc.


Anthropology


Ph-79 This lesson deals with the study of humans from a biological, social, and humanistic perspective. The lesson acquaints the student with physical anthropology and sociocultural anthropology.


The Trinity Development


S-66 This course shows the development of the Trinity doctrine through the first four centuries, and the men who brought this about.


Bible Doctrine I


T-20D This course covers: Elohim & the plural passages of Scripture, the sons of God in Genesis, Yahweh or Jesus, is Jesus God the Father?, the dual nature of Christ.


Bible Doctrine II


T-21D This course covers: The Logos, the vision of St. Stephen, the question of titles, plural pronouns used for God, the voice & the dove at Christ's baptism, understanding the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Bible Doctrine III


T-22D This course covers: Was it possible for Jesus to sin? Justification & Sanctification, the prayers of Jesus.


Bible Doctrine IV


T-23D This course covers; The originality of Matthew 28:19, a close examination of Matthew 28:19 in light of early Christian writers, the development of the Trinity doctrine, the Godhead, is the Trinity fact or fiction?


Christology


T-24 This course covers: The meaning of Christ's death, discovered Soteriologically, the deity of Christ, the humanity of Christ, the hypostatic union, the kenosis, the work of Christ, the relation of Jesus to the Father, the glorification of the son.


Tongues


S-30 This course deals with speaking in tongues as practiced by the apostles and the early Church. The course also deals with tongues in the Church today.


Doctrinal & Theoretical Isms


Ph-98 This course deals with the world's isms, both political, historical, and religious.

Social Sciences

The Principles of Christian Living

G-24. This lesson is designed to inform the student how to live a Christian life. Subjects discussed are: What is a Christian? How to grow in the Christian life, the Christian and the Holy Spirit, the Christian and the Bible, how to pray as a Christian, the Christian and the Church, the Christian and their finances.

Psychology I

D-56. This lesson deals with topics such as: depression, moods, educational psychology, industrial psychology, mental disorders, perception, psychoanalysis, schizophrenia, etc.

Philosophy I

D-53. This lesson acquaints the student with Greek philosophy, the different branches of philosophy, Chinese philosophy, ethics, free will, logic, metaphysics, modernism, Western philosophy, scholasticism, etc.

Ancient Philosophers

D-54. This lesson deals with famous philosophers past and present, such men as: Anaxagoras, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, Confucius, Maimonides, Marcus Aurelius,, Philo Judaeus, Plato, Socrates, Voltaire, etc.

Sociology

D-76-1 This course covers the subjects of Social Philosophy, Social Psychology, Social Simulation, Social Theory, Social Anthropology, Sub-fields of Sociology, Sociology of Religion and Comparative Sociology

Christian Growth & Development

E-76. This lesson acquaints the student with overcoming daily problems and offences. How to form attitudes about ourselves and others. It covers the four basic structures of authority, how to have and maintain a clear conscious, the consequence of bitterness, the development of reprobation, etc.

Moral Philosophy

Ph-80. This lesson deals with character building and is outlined from A to Z for easy reference.

Advanced Philosophy II

Ph-104.  This course of study is presented to the student to show how Alexander the Great and his mother influenced the Grecian world.  Alexander and his teachings were from Aristotle, Plato, and his cultic mother.  Rev. Vestal shows  how the Trinity doctrine was influenced by Platonic & Grecian philosophy.

Public Speaking

B-101.  This course covers public speaking, some short styles of short talk, forms of public speaking, discussion and debate, argument and persuasion, forms of oral interpretation and delivery.

Christian Morality

B-102.  This course covers the issue of sex before marriage, dating, love and the opposite sex, courtship, dealing with drugs and alcohol, etc.

Christian Marriage & Divorce

B-105.  This course deals with the marriage institution, does God hate divorce?, divorce and remarriage, Godly submission in marriage, verbal abuse in marriage, can Christians remarry in the Lord after divorce?, widowhood, etc.

Chemical Dependence

B-106.  This course deals with drugs and alcohol, covers downers, uppers, sedatives, tranquillizers, valium, darvon, heroin, morphine, opiates, codeine, amphetamines,  ritalin,  cocaine,  crack, psychedelic drugs, LSD, marijuana, etc.

Child Psychology

B-107.  This course covers family psychology, child welfare, child labor, preschool education, developmental psychology, parent & child, child abuse, adolescence, adoption, exceptional children, autism, down syndrome, mental retardation, orphans, puberty, sex education, juvenile crime, etc.

General Studies

Creation Vs. Evolution

G-25. This course deals with Similarities, Fossils and Geology, Biochemistry, Embryology, Design Vs. Evolution, Chromosomes, Prehistoric man, and how your decision about evolution may be directive in your life.

The Occult

S33. This lesson acquaints the student to occult terms and phrases of witchcraft. It covers topics such as: Fortune Telling, Black Mass, Clairvoyance, Demons, Divination, Nature Worship, Fire Worship, Horoscope, Sorcery, Palmistry, Spiritualism, etc. All of these are tools of Satan to deceive the souls of mankind.

The Jewish Feasts

D-41. This lesson covers the seven feasts of the Jews and shows the prophetic perspective of each feast. The lesson covers the Passover, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Purim, Feast of Lights, Feast of Unleavened Bread. The course also deals with the three days and nights of Christ in the tomb, the Hebrew calendar, and major holidays of Israel.

The English Bible & Its Development

D-42. This course covers the Latin Bible, the Gutenberg Bible, the Tyndale Bible, the Coverdale Bible, the Great bible, the Geneva Bible, the Bishop's Bible, the King James Bible, and the New versions of today.

God's Astronomy

D-43. This course covers the true meaning of the 12 signs of the Zodiac . The lesson covers Psalms 19, the 12 signs of the Zodiac in relation to the 12 tribes of Israel, the 12 months on the Hebrew calendar. The planets of our solar system are also discussed.

Misc. Notes & Sayings

D-45. This course covers such subjects as: Periods of Egyptian history, the names & meanings of the 12 spies, the gates of Jerusalem, the 12 stones in the breastplate of the high priest, the names of each disciple and their meanings, Melchizedek, the God-head, the lost books mentioned in the Bible, the Apocrypha, the 29th chapter of Acts, etc.

Israel

D-50. This lesson acquaints the student with detailed information on the nation of Israel. The lesson covers past history, the political parties, a country profile, the founding fathers of Zionism, Israeli settlements, etc.

Paleontology

Ph-78. This course covers the periods of prehistoric animal and plant life through fossil remains.

The Sabbath

SP-43.  This course covers the Old and New Covenants, is Saturday the Sabbath or Sunday, are we required to keep Saturday as the Sabbath?  Did the apostles keep the Sabbath?  Which day are we to observe today as the Sabbath?  Which is the Lord's day?

Creation Vs. Evolution

Ph-84. This lesson deals with new scientific discoveries that support creationism. The lesson covers Microbiology, Physics, Cosmetology, etc. The lesson also deals with: Evolution, Fossils, Mutation, Probability, etc.

Foxe's Book Of Martyrs

Ph-85. This lesson deals with the history of the early Christian martyrs such as: John Wycliffe, John Huss, Jerome, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, Bishop Latimer, and many others.

Pneumatology

T-25. This lesson covers: The baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, the study of diversity of tongues, the evidence of tongues, the nature of the Spirit, how to extinguish between soul and Spirit, the name of Jesus Christ.

Special Studies

The Star Of David

H-12. This lesson deals with the flag of Israel, its origin, the Shema, the Shem ha-Meforash, and presents the oneness message in a different perspective.

Hermeneutics

S-31A This course deals with the Principles and processes of Biblical Interpretation, Subjects included are: Historical-Cultural and Contextual Analysis, Lexical-Syntactical Analysis, Theological Analysis, Special Literary Methods, and Applying the Biblical Message.

The Monarch Of The Books

S-36. This course deals with the defense of the 1611 A.D. King James Version Bible. Subjects include: Greek texts, Manuscripts, Origen's Hexapla, the LXX, the Alexandrian texts, etc.

Textual Criticism

S-42. This course covers the Hebrew Text of the Old Testament, The Greek Texts of the New Testament, The Unical Manuscripts, The Cursives, The Lectionaries, The Church Fathers, Early Translations, The Papyrus Fragments, Conjectures of Scholars, Sermons of Early Preachers, Establishment of the Textus Receptus, Periods of Discovery & Research, Periods of Constructive Criticism, Westcott & Hort, External Evidences, Internal Evidences, etc.

UFO Research & The Bible

D-48. This course deals with the UFO sightings and uses Scripture to prove their existence. This lesson covers the future UFO invasion of our earth, the cleansing of the 2nd heavens prior to the 2nd coming of Christ at Armageddon. This course is a great eye opener to our generation.

The Didache

Ph-77. This course deals with the early history of the Didache, its chapters, and what the major Encyclopedias reveal about this work.

Mythology

D-57. This course acquaints the student with various names used in Greek Mythology. It deals with such names as: Apollo, Astarte, Athena, Cupid, Hercules, Horus, Isis, Ishtar, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, etc.

Christian Marriage

D-51 This course deals with Marriage preparation and improvement. The role of religion in marriage. The purpose of marriage. The permanence of marriage. Responsibility, honesty, and self control in marriage. Friends & in-laws in marriage. The roles of husbands and wives in marriage. Raising children in marriage. Sexual purity.

Marriage & Homosexuality

Ph-101 This lesson covers the Biblical concept of marriage between a man and a woman, and shows how homosexuality is against nature and the Word of God.


Abortion


S-39B This lesson covers Biblical response to abortion, the one exception for abortion, Pro-choice, Embryos, etc.


Parental Responsibilities


S-27-1 This course covers the responsibilities of raising children from childhood through the teen age years. Deals with sex, drugs, and other responsibilities of the parent.


Where Are The Dead?


S-41-A Are the dead conscious? Will we recognize one another in Heaven? What is revealed about Paradise? What is revealed about Heaven? How many resurrections are there? What will the body be like in the resurrection? Does the Bible teach there is a Hell? Is there a second chance after death? Will the unrighteous be annihilated? Will we have a memory of lost loved ones in Hell? Is there marriage in heaven? Can the living and the dead communicate? What is the truth of purgatory? Did Jesus preach to the spirits in prison? What is the truth about soul sleep? Is the rich man in Hell a parable?

The Works of Josephus

Ph-109.   Covers the Antiquities of the Jews, The Jewish Wars and the Jewish History in general by Josephus (hardback book).

The Works of Philo

D-59.  This course deals with the works of Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE-40 CE).

Yahweh or Yeshsua?

B-111.  This course deals with the original name of God as given to Moses.  Explains the Tetragrammaton, the Moabite Stone, Zeus-Dionysus, the J document, etc.

Languages

Greek Word Studies

D-47. This course introduces the student to the Greek alphabet, and introduces the most important words used in the New Testament and their Greek rendering.

Hebrew I

S-64. This course acquaints the student with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and vowels.

Greek II

Ph-92 This course deals with the Greek alphabet, Greek vowels, breathing marks, accent marks, punctuation marks, adjectives, prepositions, verbs, participles, and pronouns.

The English Language

B-100.  This course covers good usage of the English language, the correct  use of some common words and phrases.

Themes & Thesis

Themes For The Master Diploma

S-32. A total of 10 themes are required for the Old Testament using four reference works, plus 10 themes for the New Testament.

Doctor Research Themes

D-52. This research is required for 18 themes to be researched and answered.

Thesis On Jerusalem

Ph-82. This thesis is required of the student to trace the history of Jerusalem from its earliest beginnings to the present time. Who does the city belong to? What are the prophecies concerning this city?

Ph.D. in Religion Thesis

Ph-83. This 25 page thesis is required of the student on the subject of the development of the Trinity doctrine through the centuries, and the men who brought this doctrine before the councils.

Jesus In Hell?

S-40-A Total of ten pages required on the subject of whether Jesus went to hell after His death on the cross.


Doctor Thesis


S-65
A thesis is required on the topic of your own choice.