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4. God is One God, Who reveals Himself in three

Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus

Christ, as the Scriptures affirm, is the Son of

God and Son of man. He was born of a virgin

and is Himself very God. The Scriptures also

declare the deity and personality of the Holy


5. Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead in the same

body that was laid to rest in the tomb (Jn.

20:25-27). The bodies of all believers who die

will be raised from the dead and they will

receive an incorruptible body like unto His glori-

ous body (I Cor. 15:53; Phil. 3:21). All other men

shall be raised unto “the resurrection of judg-

ment” (Jn. 5:28, 29).

6. Christians, born of the Spirit, are to live the new

life in the present power of the Spirit. “If we live

by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk” (Gal.

5:16-25; Col. 2:6). The Christian’s responsibility

and his normal attitude of life is to yield himself

to God (Rom. 6:13), trusting God to keep him.

7. Christian “living” includes Christian service, the

winning of souls around us and the preaching

of the Gospel in the uttermost parts of the

earth. In carrying on this work there is needed

the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit which

is granted to every believer as he yields and

trusts (Acts 1:8; I Cor. 12:7; Eph. 3:20; Acts

5:32). And in all of this service, prayer is to

have the central place (Jn. 14:12-14; Eph. 6:18,


8. Jesus Christ will come again to earth the sec-

ond time (Heb. 9:28), personally (Acts 1:11; I

Thess. 4:16), bodily (Acts 1:11; Col. 2:9) and

visibly (Matt. 26:64; Rev. 1:7). His coming will

precede the age of universal peace and right-

eousness foretold in the Scriptures (Matt.

24:29, 30, 42; II Thess. 2:7, 8; Rev. 20:1-6).

(Candidates for graduation need not affirm the

premillennial position.)

Denominational Relationships

Although Columbia International University is

denominationally unaffiliated, it seeks to serve a

variety of evangelical denominations and inde-

pendent congregations. The faculty and student

body reflect church affiliations across a broad

spectrum of North American and non-North

American denominations and church fellowships.

Students find exposure to persons from various

ecclesiastical traditions, which are united in their

commitment to evangelical orthodoxy, an enrich-

ing and beneficial experience. CIU prepares its

students to return to the denomination or church

tradition that nurtured them. The curriculum

makes provision for church polity courses taught

by ministers who represent various denomina-

tions. We also provide for elective courses on

denominational distinctives as desired by various


The following affiliations are typically represented

on campus:

African Methodist Episcopal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Alliance des Eglises Evangéliques


American Baptist

Anglican Church in America

Assemblies of God

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Christian and Missionary Alliance

Church of God in Christ

Church of the Nazarene

Conservative Baptist Association


Evangelical Free Church of America

Freewill Baptist

Independent Baptist Churches

Independent Churches

National Baptist Convention


Presbyterian Church in America

Presbyterian Church, various denominations

Southern Baptist Convention

United Methodist Church

Accreditation and Recognition

Columbia International University:

• Is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of

the Southern Association of Colleges and

Schools, the regional accrediting agency for the

Southeastern United States for undergraduate


2012-2013 Undergraduate Programs