Statement of Faith
Bob Jones Academy affirms and teaches the inspiration of the Bible (both the Old and the New Testaments); the creation of man by the direct act of God; the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; His identification as the Son of God; His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His power to save men from sin; the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit; and the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.
Our statement of faith highlights the core doctrines that unite us but does not include more specific issues. Bob Jones Academy/Bob Jones University position statements on some issues are also available.
Christian education at Bob Jones Academy is a spiritual ministry designed to teach students to know God and to imitate Him in His character and His works. Knowledge of the written Word of God remains at the center, but biblical truth is not confined to Bible courses. The commitment to our students’ spiritual development embraces all that is done in and out of the classroom.
To know God implies more than just knowledge about God; it requires a personal knowledge that begins with repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. To know God is to be born into His family and to grow in obedience to and in fellowship with Him. With this knowledge as the starting point, Christian education then encourages the student to develop a biblical worldview in all academic pursuits.
Growing in Christ is a process in which a believer learns to imitate God’s character and serve others. BJA faculty members encourage students in this process and provide an environment designed to nurture spiritual growth.
* For an expanded statement of our philosophy of education, please refer to the Bob Jones University Press title Christian Education: Its Mandate and Mission.
Bob Jones Academy is a Christian school in Greenville, SC.