The Bible

The Bible

Here’s a reminder of another of the subjects we will be teaching in our new summer term which starts next week

The Bible makes some remarkable claims for itself. 

  • It tells us that God has a very special regard for the person who has a special regard for his Word (Psalm 1; Isaiah 66:2cp Psalm 119:120)
  • God’s purposes in the world, throughout its history, are accomplished by his Word (Isaiah 55:11)
  • The world and all that is in the world will disappear, but the Word of the Lord will remain forever (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 1 Peter 1:23-25)

It is important, therefore, that we have the right attitude towards the Bible and know as much about it as we possibly can.

  • how do we know if it is true?
  • where did it come from?
  • when and how was it written?
  • how did it come to be in its present form?
  • how do we know that the content has been reliably transmitted to us?

All these questions and more we will address over ten two-hour classes on Wednesday afternoons, from 2.00 – 4.00pm, starting on April 17th. The classes will be held over zoom, meaning that wherever you live you will be able to take part.

You can simply audit the course and benefit from the teaching and fellowship, or complete an assignment with a view to gaining some study credits. Full study notes and recordings are included in the price, which is £200, but only £150 for the auditing option.

Registration is essential and can be done here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Course Tutor: Rev John Brand, EBC Principal

John Brand was born to missionary parents in India and trusted Christ for salvation while at boarding school there at the age of 11.  He later trained at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, and then, for 12 years, pastored two independent evangelical churches, one in the inner city of London and then one in Liverpool, during some of which time he also served on the UK Council of Africa Inland Mission International (AIM). In 1993 he took on the role of AIM’s Director for Scotland, becoming Director for UK and Europe in 1999. During his 8 years in this position he exercised a Bible teaching ministry throughout UK and Europe and made regular visits to many of AIM’s fields of service in Africa where he was involved in ministering to missionaries and nationals. After some years on the staff of The Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh, John, in partnership with several church leaders, established Edinburgh Bible College. Married to Caroline and with two grown up sons and two grand-daughters, John contributes book reviews and articles to Christian publications, and is author of three books – A Concise Chronology of the Bible, The Bible as it Happened and Mission Matters, which has also been published in Romanian. John is currently involved in itinerant ministry in local churches and in the little spare time he has he enjoys reading, walking and family history research. He has his own ministry website at


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