Statements of Faith & Belief

Statement of Faith

Northwest Nazarene University, theologically, emphasizes the theistic view of God and man as interpreted in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.  We deem belief in the following brief statements to be sufficient.

We believe:

In one God--the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

That the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

That man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

That the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

That believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

(Manual, Church of the Nazarene 1997-2001)

Agreed Statement of Belief

26. Recognizing that the right and privilege of persons to church membership rest upon the fact of their being regenerate, we would require only such avowals of belief as are essential to Christian experience.  We, therefore, deem belief in the following brief statements to be sufficient.  We believe:

  • 26.1. In one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • 26.2. That the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  • 26.3. That man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  • 26.4. That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  • 26.5. That the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
  • 26.6. That believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 26.7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
  • 26.8. That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.


As taken from the Manual 2005-2009 of the Church of the Nazarene
Page 39, THE CHURCH