FOUNDATIONAL BIBLE TEACHING
Imagine picking up a book for the first time, it has had rave reviews, and everyone is talking about it. You finally get a chance to sit down and start reading. Now imagine the first thing you do is turn to page 300 of this 350-page story to begin reading. Wait a minute, that doesn’t make sense. That is not how you read a book. You won’t understand the characters and what is driving them. You won’t understand the plot and how the story has gotten to where it is. You might not even be able to tell the protagonist from the antagonist.
One of the major problems facing the Church today is the fact that this same approach has been taken with teaching the Bible. In foreign missions especially, the modus operandi typically involves, a small passage from one of the gospel accounts mixed and matched with other stories from the Bible to try and explain the Gospel to people. What this almost always leads to is confusion at best and syncretism (blending of two or more religious belief systems into a new system) at worst. So, what is the solution to this issue facing the church as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus?
Enter Foundational Bible Teaching! Foundational Bible Teaching is a concept we use to teach people of all ages and backgrounds the narrative of scripture. We lay out for them, in simple terms, God’s plan and purpose for the redemption of man. We do this the same way it was revealed originally, we take a chronological approach, building precept upon precept, that allows people to gain a full understanding of the redemptive narrative of scripture. This method of evangelism and discipleship has lead to mature churches springing up all over the world, churches full of biblically literate congregants equipped with a far above average understanding of the Bible and specifically the concept of salvation by grace through faith.