The purpose of YAIY’s Bible Correspondence Course is to help the participant discover what the Bible really says about the basic tenets found in Scripture. The tenets examined can be found in YAIY’s Fundamentals of Faith mini-study. It is our belief that what is revealed in this course will provide a true understanding of the truths spoken of in Scripture and written there for our edification. Bible study can be an enjoyable experience.  After reading the information on the first page, it is recommended you diligently follow the directions for the Bible Study portion before taking and returning your answers to the test. May your undertaking in search of the truths found in Scriptures be informative, heart warming and long lasting.

Lesson 1

   The original writings of the Bible were handwritten by some 40 authors inspired with Yahweh’s Spirit. These historical writings, letters, songs, poems, proverbs, etc, (66 books altogether), make up one volume spanning some 4000 years - the traditional Bible that we find in many homes today.
   The Bible, found in hundreds of languages and continuing to be translated into still others, out-performs all other books written before or after. People have died to help bring its message and content to us today. Its complex prophecies and accurate historical accounts of genealogies, wars and locations make it a roadmap for many archeologists searching for the locations and remains of ancient peoples and places.
  The Bible is the roadmap for not only archeology, but is much more a manual for living a proper life doing Yahweh’s will. It shares from the heart and mind of Yahweh how He would have us live and be.
   From the beginning we have the account of Adam and Eve and their going against Yahweh’s instructions. The descendants of Abraham through Sarah and Isaac, called Israelites, were given instructions in black and white.
   The Decalogue (ten words), better known as the 10 Commandments, were even written down by the very finger of Yahweh to be given His people. Yet the people were playing with fire by making themselves a golden idol in the form of a bull. Such false worship today seems remarkable. But even today, idols in the forms of entertainment, cars, and even careers have taken people away from worship to the heavenly Father Yahweh. Hence, those things have become modern day idols of worship taking people’s attention away from their Creator. We are being allowed to see the fruit of such disobedience, so that we might do better.
   Under the New Covenant today, seen as the New Testament, by the writings of the laws on our minds and hearts (Heb. 8:10 and 10:16) we are allowed to accept a perfect sacrifice on behalf of our sins (breaking of Yahweh’s laws). Yahshua the Messiah was prophesied and alluded to in the Old Testament books. He has become a perfect sacrifice for us putting in abeyance the physical sacrifices of old.
   The letters that we find making up the New Testament writings contain evangels (the first four books) of the account of Yahshua on the earth. His life, and even His words, is recorded as a testimony to the fulfilling of these prophecies. Yet, there is more to come.
   We are told that Yahshua will return with all power and glory to usher in a new Kingdom and bring an end to all unlawful rule and immorality. All those things contrary to Yahweh’s instructions and way of life will be put to an end.
   A people who will live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh and accept Yahshua’s sacrifice for themselves will rule with Yahshua as priests and kings in this coming Kingdom. Eternal life is promised in the pages of this masterpiece called the Bible to those who will have ears to hear. The Bible is very much alive and we are told that we will be judged out of this book when all is said and done. No other book comes close to what the Bible has to offer. Won’t it be worth knowing what it says right now?



     The Bible has many story lines, from history (telling us of stories from the past) to prophecy (telling us of stories that will take place in the future). The goal of effective Bible study is to remember what one studies. Very few people can retain and recall what they read and where it can be found. To assist in this, it is advised one writes down the scriptures referred to, the questions asked, and your answer for each question. Doing this, one can more effectively find the answers to the questions given in the test which is provided for each lesson.

Lesson 1

  1. The Bible is made up of numerous books. How many books are there in the Old Testament? How many books are there in the New Testament? There are some 40 different authors who wrote these books. How was any one of these authors able to write what they did? 2 Tim 3:16. Note: the Greek word translated “given by the inspiration of Yahweh” is Theópneustos, which means “divinely breathed in.”
  2. There are many translations (versions) of the Bible. In some cases verses appear in one translation but not in another, or the translated words in one translation seem to say something different than those of another translation. How can one handle these so-called differences in the many versions? Prov 25:2 and 2Tim 2:15. Note: the Greek word spoudazo translated “Study” means “to make an effort.”
  3. In each of our daily lives we must make choices, some trivial and some gargantuan. What is perhaps the most important decision anyone can make? Deut 30:19. The life referred to here is everlasting life. What must one do to receive that as a gift? Matt 19:17. What does keeping the commandments show? John 14:15.
  4. The Bible speaks of what our priorities should be. What are they? Acts 20:35; Matt 6:33-34 and Col 3:1. By accomplishing those priorities, what can be expected? James 5:11-12; Prov 29:18; Phil 4:4-7; Isa 32:17; Isa 61:7; John 13:17 and John 15:10-11. What is the promised reward for those who have the right priorities? Rev 5:10.
  5. Are the laws given in the Bible important now? Rev 14:12. Will these laws be important in the coming Kingdom? Isa 2:2-4 and Deut 28:1-4.
  6. Are we allowed to add to or take away things from the Bible? Deut 4:2; Deut 12:32 and Rev 22:18. Note: through deeper research one can find that when the scribes translated the original language of the scriptures to other languages sayings were added to scriptures which changed or introduced ideas not there originally.
  7. Were the words of the New Testament available during Yahshua’s time on earth? When the New Testament says the phrase “it is written,” where can one possibly find those words? Matt 5:17:20; Luke 18:18-20; Matt 4:4 and Luke 4:4.
  8. The Bible contains numerous prophecies. One of the more famous prophecies was referred to in Matt 12:40. What must be true about prophecies? 2 Pet 1:20-21. What does the Bible say of all things? 1 Thes 5:21.
  9. It is a true fact that there are those who do not believe what the Bible says. What does the Bible say about these people? 2 Pet 3:1-9. Has human nature changed? Matt 24:37-39 and Luke 17:26.
  10. When Yahshua was tempted by Satan how did He reply? Matt 4:4. Note: this is the task which man has always had trouble with – obeying Yahweh and being committed to do His Will. Did the Apostle Paul teach and obey Yahweh’s Word? Acts 20:27 and Acts 24:14-16.
  11. Throughout our days of living, the Biblical truths should be at the forefront of our mind. What did Peter write in 1 Peter 2:21? We must realize that Yahshua knew no sin, but we, because of our nature, sin daily. What does the Bible say about sinning knowingly? Heb 10:26-27. Verse 27 refers to the lake of fire. In the end who will be cast into this lake of fire? Rev 19:20.
  12. Does the Bible speak that man does what he feels is right in his own eyes? Deut 12:8; Judges 17:6, 21:25 and Prov 21:2. Is this basically what happened as is described in Gen 11:4?  At this time was there a language barrier? Gen 11:1, 6. Why not? Hebrew is said to be the language of celestial beings. What did Yahweh do? Gen 11:7.
  13. No other tongue, but Hebrew, is mentioned in Scripture for the earliest of Biblical communications. Nowhere do we find any angelic beings talking to anyone in Greek, English, or Latin, but only to those earthly beings who spoke Hebrew. Who wrote the earlier books of the Bible? Ex 24:4; Num 33:2 and Deut 31:9. Who wrote about Yahshua? John 5:46. From these scriptures it is understood that the language in which the Old Testament was written was Hebrew.
  14. Many believe that the New Testament was written in Greek, and as a result that the Savior’s Name was also Greek. Paul, who wrote many New Testament scriptures, was trained in the law of his fathers by Gamaliel. There are New Testament writings which make use of Hebrew sayings. On his way to Damascus, Paul was spoken to in what language? Acts 26:14. As with the Old Testament, the New Testament was also written in Hebrew.

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