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Paul's Bible Correspondence Course
The apostles taught in person as much as they could, whenever they could. But much of the "New Testament" is also composed of teaching letters to Christians in various cities, mostly in Turkey and Greece. The epistles were, in total, a "Bible correspondence course" written by an instructor and provided as a "distance learning" opportunity for those who wished to make use of them. They are still much so today, with time as an added dimension to now even-greater distance all around the world.
The sole textbook for the course was the Holy Scriptures, as the apostle Paul emphasized and warned i.e. "we write none other things unto you than what ye read or acknowledge" in the Word of God.
"1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end
"Not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth"
The prerequisite for the learning opportunity was the Holy Spirit (see The Cure For The Carnal Mind). It has always been the "Light" by which the written words can be "seen."
"2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Along with the delivered knowledge, the teacher's feedback thereafter also sometimes included correction of error, as in this example to the Galatians.
"1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.