Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Northwest Nazarene University, theologically, emphasizes the theistic view of God and human beings 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 human beings are born with a fallen nature, and are, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
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 2005-2009)