Statement of Belief

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

We believe:

  • In one God--the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  • Human beings are born with a fallen nature, and are, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  • The finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  • 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.
  • The Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
  • Our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
(Manual, Church of the Nazarene 2013-2017)