Doctrine of Scripture

Can we really know God from a book? Is the Bible reliable? How can we know for sure? Join Drs. R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols in Doctrine of Scripture as they carefully answer these crucial questions.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

God has spoken in His Word. Christianity depends on the veracity of that statement. Yet the Bible is under constant attack, whether from academia, popular culture, false religions, or even from within the church. Learn how to defend the integrity of the Bible with Drs. R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols in Doctrine of Scripture as they seek to increase your trust in and appreciation for the inerrancy, clarity, supreme authority and all-sufficiency of the holy Word of God. Here are glorious truths every Christian should come to know and cherish.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Doctrine of Scripture

      • to-do Review Course Materials
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • Revelation—Where Would We Be Without It?

    • Lesson 1: Revelation—Where Would We Be Without it?

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Revelation—Where Would We Be Without it?
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • What is the Standard of Truth?

    • Lesson 2: What is the Standard of Truth? with Dr. R.C. Sproul

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch What is the Standard of Truth?
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
      • to-do Putting it into Practice
  • The Authority of Scripture

    • Lesson 3: The Authority of Scripture, Part 1—The Doctrine of Inspiration

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Authority of Scripture, Part 1—The Doctrine of Inspiration
      • watch Authority and Authorship with Dr. R.C. Sproul
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 4: The Authority of Scripture, Part 2—The Doctrine of Inerrancy

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch The Authority of Scripture, Part 2—The Doctrine of Inerrancy
      • watch Inspiration, Infallibility, and Inerrancy with Dr. R.C. Sproul
      • read The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
      • read The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy: Exposition
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • Why Sixty-Six Books? The Development of the Canon

    • Lesson 5: Why Sixty-Six Books? The Development of the Canon

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Why Sixty-Six Books? The Development of the Canon
      • watch Inspiration and the Canon of Scripture with Dr. R.C. Sproul
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • Neo-Orthodoxy and the Canon of Scripture

    • Lesson 6: Neo-Orthodoxy and the Canon of Scripture with Dr. R.C. Sproul

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Neo-Orthodoxy and the Canon of Scripture
      • to-do Bible Study
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
      • to-do Thinking in Depth
  • Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation

    • Lesson 7: Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation
      • to-do Discuss
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • Jesus and the Word of God

    • Lesson 8: Jesus and the Word of God with Dr. R.C. Sproul

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • watch Jesus and the Word of God
      • to-do Discuss
      • to-do Bible Study
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
      • to-do Putting it into Practice
  • Scripture for Life—The Sufficiency of Scripture

    • Lesson 9: Scripture for Life—The Sufficiency of Scripture

      • read Introduction
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Discuss
      • watch Scripture for Life—The Sufficiency of Scripture
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment