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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 glorious body

(I Cor. 15:53; Phil. 3:21). All other men shall be raised unto “the resurrection of judgment” (Jn. 5:28-29).


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.


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 the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit is needed, 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. 6:18-19).


Jesus Christ will come again to earth the second 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

righteousness 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, we seek to serve a variety of evangelical

denominations and independent congregations. The faculty and student body reflects church affiliations across a broad

spectrum of denominations and church fellowships. Students find exposure to persons from various ecclesiastical traditions

(which are united in their commitment to evangelical orthodoxy) an enriching and beneficial experience. The curriculum at

CIU makes provision for church polity courses taught by ministers who represent various denominations. We also provide for

elective courses on denominational distinctives as desired by various groups.

The following affiliations are typically represented on campus:

African Methodist Episcopal

African Meth dist Episcop l Zion

Alliance des Eglises Evangéliques Interdépendantes

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






Columbia International University is:

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional

accrediting agency for the Southeastern United States for undergraduate and graduate education, to award degrees at

the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at

1866 Southern Ln., Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of CIU.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, a North American accrediting

agency for undergraduate and graduate institutions offering degrees in Bible andministry.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and

Canada, a North American accrediting agency for seminaries and theological graduate schools.

Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Recognized by the Selective Service System.

Chartered as a collegiate institution by the state of South Carolina and authorized by the state of South Carolina to

grant such degrees as the Board of Trustees shall determine.

A member of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Listed in Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education.

Listed in the Education Directory (Higher Education).

Approved at the graduate level for early childhood and elementary teacher education programs by the South Carolina

Department of Education.

A member of the Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA) for transcript evaluation.

Approved by the Certification Commission of the Association of Christian Schools International for the preparation of

teachers for a ministry in Christian school education and for secondary Bible certification.

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