• Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

About FBU


Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

The Bible is the inerrant final authority for salvation; both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, it was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are the written true revelation of God. Its meaning is determined by the historical, grammatical, and literary use of the original author’s language, comparing Scripture with Scripture.  It is to be understood by all through the illumination of the Holy Spirit. Its meaning is determined by the historical, grammatical, and literary use of the author’s language, comparing Scripture with Scripture. It is the unique, invaluable, authoritative foundation, divinely inspired and written within all canonical books of the Old Testament and New Testament.

2 Timothy 3: 15-17 “ and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

God

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as Father; through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)

Jesus Christ and Salvation

Jesus atoning death; His bodily resurrection; His bodily ascension into heaven; and His imminent return. Jesus is Lord over all things. The  Holy Spirit reveals the truth of God’s Word and endures men and women with the power to minister. Florida Bible University was founded and functions under these biblical truths: 

  1. The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
  2. We believe everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
  3. We believe that receiving Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior, is the one and only way to the salvation of the lost and sinful man. 
  4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and
    in His personal return in power and glory.
  5. We believe that receiving Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior, is the one and only way to the salvation of the lost and sinful man.  
  6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, the indwelling of the believer upon receiving Jesus Christ, as his personal Lord and Savior, and in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which empowers the believer to be a living witness for Jesus Christ.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life with the Lord; and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
  8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. We believe in the Divine Healing, and that healing has been provided for, in the Atonement.
  10. We believe in sanctification by the blood of Christ, in personal holiness of heart and life, and in separation from the love of the world.

Accreditation 

As a faith-based institution, even though we are not required to seek accreditation for our university and its colleges, we have taken the initial step in securing National accreditation.

We have chosen an accreditation body that is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Additionally, we are part of a large network of Christian Colleges and Universities. Our programs are highly recognized and highly recommended. We are among the fastest-growing Christian Institutions in the nation. 

On behalf of the Board of Regents, and the members of the administrative team, I welcome you to Florida Bible University and wish you success with your studies here. I hope you will enjoy all the satisfactions and personal rewards that come from the accomplishment of hard work that leads to an undergraduate or a graduate degree at FBU. 

Florida Bible University focuses on expanding education access to all denominations.  No matter where you are in the world, we can help you to either obtain your healthcare training or complete a degree that you haven’t had a chance to finish.

Our faith and this scholarship diversity is our strength. It is what will carry Florida Bible University into its next 100 years.

As a center of higher learning, FBU fosters an academic climate of scholarship and learning for its faculty and students alike. Through excellent teaching practices and the example of its own scholarship, the faculty challenges students to expand their career options and supports them in their intellectual endeavors. A broad-based course of study allows students to think critically about the natural world and human culture. Acknowledging the need to prepare health care workers for an array of careers, the school insists on the highest standards for all its students. Through their years at the university, students acquire the depth and breadth of knowledge, competence in skills, the ability to think clearly about problems, and a capacity to communicate with precision and style. 

As a Christian school, FBU cultivates a devoted community of intellectual pursuit, prayer, and social action. The school creates an open forum in which students freely and critically study the rich heritage of the Christian tradition, raising questions as necessary to develop a mature religious life. The university nurtures awareness and compassion for a troubled world and challenges students to promote human dignity throughout their lives. In preparing for the roles of leadership and action, the school pays particular attention to the rights and responsibilities of people in the worlds of work, church, community, and family. 

Dedicated to the personal and social growth of its students, Florida Bible University cultivates a community life, which responds to the needs of students and cherishes their talents. In order to offer the richest educational experience possible, FBU strives to bring together people of different nations, cultures, and races. Florida Bible University initiates students into the habits of civic responsibility. Engaging in all aspects of the school experience, students acquire the hallmarks of a well-educated person, keen self-knowledge, lively imagination, lifelong intellectual and cultural interest, and the ability to make socially responsible choices about the future.