Statement of Faith

The University of Sioux Falls upholds the core Christian commitment to Jesus Christ as Prophet, Priest and King. Jesus of Nazareth was God Incarnate in truly human form, the long awaited for Christ and Messiah of the Jewish people.

Prophet - Jesus provides through His actions, and words, the definitive revelations of God's nature as well as the normative model for all human life.

Priest - Jesus destroys the separation between humanity and God, a result of sin, by His perfect life, His death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead.

King - Jesus resigns in resurrected glory over the installment of God's peace and justice in His creation, and has complete sovereignty over all existence.

We trust the authority of the Bible as God's written Word. The Holy Spirit graced God's people with the revelation of the Scriptures through human witness. Scripture serves the role of pointing us to Christ and providing a means of encountering Him. Though they were written long ago, God speaks to us and to the present world through them. In the Word of God, we are called to receive peace with God and to give the reconciliation from Jesus to each other.

As a Christian institution, we are an academic community that seeks greater understanding in the light of our faith. We search openly with desire for a deeper knowledge of God and creation by which to advance human understanding in order to serve God more effectively in the world.

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