Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts.
WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God, that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that all following Adam have sinned and are sinful; that repentance toward God, faith in Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary for salvation.
WE BELIEVE that followers of Jesus Christ are called to sanctification through identification with Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection.
WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, empowering, and gifts the Christian is enabled to live a life of godliness and effective service.
WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to the resurrection of life and the lost to the resurrection of damnation.
WE BELIEVE that all followers of Jesus are to be committed to the fulfilling of the Great Commission, as found in Mt. 28:18-20, and to be involved in making it possible for the Gospel to be preached to all the peoples of the world.
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
The Bethany Global University Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible, itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, is the final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind. The BGU Board of Directors and executive and managerial leadership looks to the Bible’s meaning and application when exercising the final interpretive authority regarding BGU’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline.
BGU holds that there are two genders created by God, male and female, which are assigned at birth and not a matter of free will. Students are expected to use the dorms and bathrooms of their gender. In addition, BGU holds to the biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman and holds students to only pursue relationships with the opposite sex.