- This course provides inquiry into spiritual questions that go beyond reason and empirical analysis. The inquiry is supported by reflection on the message of Triumph Church revealed through the Everlasting Gospel (Written, Spoken, and Revealed Word). The course incorporates transversal rationality of consciousness to identify errors of fourth century Christian tradition and interpretations. This course includes questions about Catholicism and Protestantism by challenging assumptions for interpreting fourth century sacred texts. The course identifies misapplications of sacred Christian writing that cut short traditional Christian roots. The course will also involve replacement of established Christian traditions that deny Church populations access to revelations of their own inherent divinity. This course emphasizes the importance of contrasting construction, reconstruction, and deconstruction of Triumph’s discipline of beliefs with world-religious disciplines. The course includes a rethinking of Triumph’s mental map by exploring new dimensions of consciousness about our doctrine and mission. The course emphasizes not just discussing a few disputed beliefs with some more colorful ideas on Christianity. This course includes revelations that are general and specific enough to suggest not just another religious interpretation as Protestant or Catholic perspectives on Christianity but rather an alteration of how we draw spiritual maps. This course bases a new discipline of faith on a discipline of emerging knowledge. For the everlasting gospel, this course, as Geertz (1980) suggested, includes a deconstruction of the way we think about our beliefs. This course emphasizes the revelation of E. D. Smith who boldly proclaimed a revelation of the possibility of eternal life of the physical body in spite of opposition from his peers who stripped him of his office of bishop. Based on a conviction that scholars should operate within three contexts: (a) social and cultural, (b) academic field, and (c) faith tradition; academic theologians have proposed an integrated approach where these three contexts interact in the pursuit of truth. Accordingly, operating in the socio-cultural faith tradition, this course will emphasize not only competence in appropriate methods of hermeneutics of sacred texts but also particular demands for a new spiritual discipline. The course also includes the belief that interpreters of sacred texts often misinterpret texts because they do not consider the historical and cultural distance between themselves and the first authors and audiences of these texts. Hermeneutics of sacred texts can assist serious interpreters in integrating sacred texts based on written, spoken, and revealed texts. The new hermeneutical model in this course will emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach to hermeneutics by emphasizing the socio-cultural and lexical-syntactical dimensions of both text and their interpreters.
- Promotion within Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ requires completion of a program approved by the E. D. Smith National Schools of Prophets. Ordination requires satisfactory completion of a ministerial examination.