Statement of Faith

For selected CCU Faculty and Staff

It is the policy of CCU that all faculty members, trustees, the president, and all vice-presidents conform to the standards given in Article III of the Bylaws and subscribe to the Statement of Faith (below).

ARTICLE III

CCU, in its endeavor to equip and train young men and women for Christian service, shall make the Bible its chief textbook, arrange all of its courses of study and conduct its work in harmony with the spirit and letter of the Word of God. To this end all trustees and faculty members must be members of the undenominational fellowship of Christian churches and churches of Christ and must believe, without reservation, in the full and final inspiration of the Bible to the extent that to each of them it is the infallible Word of God and, therefore, the all-sufficient rule of faith and life; in the deity and supreme authority of Christ; in obedience to the Gospel; in edification of the church; and in the restoration of its unity on the New Testament basis.

Believing that such faith and a church with a program in harmony with this faith are essential to the salvation of the world, Cincinnati Christian University shall endeavor so to train and inspire its students as to make of them effective servants of Christ.

Statement of Faith for Employment

  1. There is only one true God, revealed to us in the Old and New Testaments as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  2. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are fully inspired and without error and serve as God’s only written Word.
  3. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary,and He is in every way our only Savior.
  4. Jesus lived a perfectly sinless life, died on the cross as an atonement for all people, and rose bodily from the grave to a state of immortality.
  5. Jesus commissioned His Apostles and His church to present the gospel plan of salvation to every individual of every nation.
  6. The only terms of salvation that we may proclaim are these expressed in the New Testament: faith, repentance, confession of faith in Jesus Christ, and baptism by immersion in water for the remission of sins and for the promised presence of the Holy Spirit.
  7. The basis of unity of all believers is a commitment to the authority of the New Testament
  8. Jesus will one day return in visible form to judge all people according to their deeds and then accordingly issue either eternal blessedness in heaven or eternal suffering in hell.