Holy Land Scripture Series

Mentor: Dr. Clark D. Anderson

Part I: THE FOUNDATION

Note: This course is for high school students and adults. It is open to all.

In this course students embark on a scriptural journey through the most important doctrines and stories from the first 4,000 years of the earth’s spiritual history. It focuses on God’s interactions with His people from the beginning up to the New Testament. It is an easy to follow guide through the most important stories and doctrines that are essential to grasp in order to understand subsequent scripture and especially the important prophecies of the Last Days. This is part-1 of a 4-part series and this series will prepare us for the next course which deals specifically with the prophecies of the Last Days. It will build an essential foundation of knowledge to unlock other scriptures and will put you in a unique position to understand the Abrahamic Covenant, the House of Israel, the Gathering of Israel, the Temple Endowment, the Abomination of Desolation, prophecies of Isaiah and many other important doctrines. It is a spiritual and scriptural feast and fits in ideally with this year’s “Come, Follow Me” as well as what President Romney calls, “The most important knowledge in the Universe”.

One of the biggest benefits of this class is that students will also enjoy the insights that come from a visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This class also includes accompanying 360 video footage from the first ever Virtual Tour of the Holy Land with a Latter-day Saint perspective. It is ideal for those who would like to visit the Holy Land someday and also for those who know they will never get to go but would still like to benefit from the insights of a visit. It is also ideal for anyone who is experiencing a ‘Faith Crisis’ or are not quite sure what their personal belief is regarding God, Jesus, or organized religion. It is a course and a journey every human being should take. It is fun, interesting, insightful, inspirational, and important.

The overall objective in this series is to strengthen your relationship and understanding of God, the Scriptures, and in turn ourselves.

“Knowledge of ‘the only true God, and Jesus Christ’ (John 17:3) is the most important knowledge in the Universe…”  —President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency (“Except a Man Be Born Again,” Ensign, Nov. 1981, 14)

Self-Paced Course: $123

Register for the self-paced course here:

Holy Land Scripture Series Part 1: The Foundation (Self-Paced Course)

Part 2: Prophesies of the Last Days

This is a 1-semester course, 0.5 credit course, taught live 2nd semester, August 24, 2022 – January 11, 2023; Wednesdays from 11:00 – 11:50 Mountain Time. (No classes on Nov 23, Dec 14, 21, 28.) This course is also offered self-paced.

Note: This course is for high school students and adults. It is open to all.

In this course, students embark on a scriptural journey through the prophecies of the last days; including the second coming of Christ, the battle of Armageddon, all the way through the millennium.

One of the more exciting discoveries is the role that Jerusalem and the Holy Land play in each of the prophecies of the last days. Having a clear understanding of the history and some of the key stories relating to Jerusalem and the Holy Land will bring remarkable clarity to the last day’s prophecies. This course will take us on a journey through those prophecies and insights.

Course content focuses on the Old Testament prophecies of IsaiahDaniel, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah, but will also include other key prophets who saw our day and wrote about it; Nephi, Moroni, John the Beloved in the Book of Revelation, sections in the Doctrine & Covenants, etc. A particular emphasis will be given to personal relevance, application, and preparation for the prophesied events of the last days.

This course is an easy-to-follow guide through the most important information and history that are essential to grasp in order to understand subsequent scripture and the important prophecies of the last days.

This is part 2 of a 4-part series, and this series will put you in a unique position to understand the Abrahamic covenant, the house of Israel, the gathering of Israel, the battle of Armageddon, the Abomination of Desolation, prophecies of Isaiah and many other important doctrines and events. This course is a spiritual and scriptural feast and fits in ideally with this year’s Come Follow Me as well as what President Marion G. Romney called “the most important knowledge in the universe”.  

One of the biggest benefits of this class is that students will enjoy the peace that comes through knowing the scriptural prophecies of the events of the last days and how to properly prepare for it. They will also enjoy the insights that come from a visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This class also includes accompanying 360-video footage from the first-ever Virtual Tour of the Holy Land with the perspective of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It provides remarkable clarity into the events and prophecies of the last days and is also ideal for those who would like to visit the Holy Land someday and also for those who know they will never get to go but would still like to benefit from the insights of a visit. It is also ideal for anyone who is experiencing a faith crisis or are not quite sure what their personal belief is regarding God, Jesus, or organized religion. It is a course and a journey every human being should take. It is fun, interesting, insightful, inspirational, and important.

The overall objective in this series is to strengthen your relationship with and understanding of God, the scriptures, and in turn, ourselves.

“This knowledge of ‘the only true God, and Jesus Christ’ (John 17:3) is the most important knowledge in the universe . . .” (President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency, “Except a Man Be Born Again.” Ensign. Nov. 1981, 14).

Self-Paced Course: $123

Register for the Self-Paced Course here:

Holy Land Scripture Series Part 2: Prophesies of the Last Days (Self-Paced Course)

Live Course: $190

Register for the Live Course here:

Holy Land Scripture Series Part 2: Prophesies of the Last Days (Live Course)

Meet Dr. Clark D. Anderson

Bio

Clark was born to a remarkable family of nine children and raised in Orem, Utah. His father Gary was a gifted religious educator at BYU and served as director of the BYU Study Abroad Program to the Middle East. Clark accompanied his father to the Holy Land on both semesters and was a student at the BYU Jerusalem Center in 1986. Clark received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from BYU and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Wyoming. His professional career includes 20 years as a Religious Educator and 12 years as an EFY (Especially for Youth) Speaker & Session Director. Clark started the family business of Anderson Tours 24 years ago. Clark is married to the impressive Heather Ballard and together they have ten children and six grandchildren.

Clark has over 40 years of travel experience and expertise. Over the past 25 years he has organized and directed over 70 educational tours around the world, including a group of the BYU-Idaho Religion Faculty. He also pioneered the youth group program in partnership with HEFY (Humanitarian Especially for Youth) for the creation of Youth Summit Jerusalem (YSJ) taking youth to Israel. In 2022 Clark initiated a new subsidized youth program called GATHER-NOW. Clark spent the summer of 2000 in Israel as a student at an Ulpan learning Hebrew. He also enjoys learning Arabic. With so many visits, he now claims the Middle East as his second home.

More than anything Clark enjoys being a husband, father, and grandpa to his grandchildren. Clark is a very optimistic person and enjoys good humor and adventure and also appreciates and utilizes music in all that he does. Clark is enthusiastic about learning and improving humanity and in being involved in the Gathering of Israel.