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Faculty Christian Fellowship
Statement of Faith
Faculty/Staff Christian Fellowship is comprised of OSU faculty and staff
who are interested in challenging each other to think clearly and
Christianly in the midst of a secular and diverse university.
We seek the integration of faith with academic learning and life as we
support each other in meeting the challenges of a pluralistic academic
culture. It is also our desire to elevate the visibility of the Christian
faculty/staff community at Oregon State University. Our membership is open
to all faculty and staff employed at
Oregon State University. The group was established in 1990.
We are a multi-denominational group that strives to follow Jesus Christ
according to the Bible. We seek to witness to our common Christian faith,
which, we believe, is summarized in the following statement:
To this end we ascribe glory and honor to God, whom we serve, and
whose witness to all members of the community of Oregon State
University we desire to be.
- We accept the Old and New Testaments as the written Word of God,
infallible in all it teaches, and the only authoritative basis of
Christian doctrine and practice.
- We believe in one triune God, the Creator of all there is, who has
existed from all eternity in three distinct persons, Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit, and who alone deserves our worship and service.
- We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity,
who has always existed, but who became incarnate in human form,
was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life as a man, died
as our substitute and representative in order that we might be
forgiven of our sins, rose again from the dead, sits at the right
hand of God the Father, and will come again at the end of the age to
judge all mankind.
- We believe that all men and women have, by their sinful behavior,
personally and willfully broken the relationship that God intended
with them, and that salvation and reconciliation with God is possible
only through faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and
repentance of one's sins, which justify the sinner, redeem the
sinner from eternal punishment, thereby effecting eternal fellowship
- We believe that the Christian life requires holiness of personal
conduct, a special concern for and fellowship with other believers,
a witness by word and deed to those around us of the saving work
of Jesus Christ in our lives, and a concern to promote biblical
standards of personal and corporate righteousness at every level
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