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The mission of Oikos University is to educate men and women to
be the leaders to serve the church, local communities, and the world
by using their learned skills and professions in the areas of biblical
studies, music performance, Asian medicine and practical vocational
The vision of Oikos University is to educate emerging Christian
leaders to transform and bless the world at every level – from the
church and local community levels to the realm of world entire. The
fulfillment of this vision inspires, motivates, drives and defines the
work of Oikos University.
1. To demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and an understanding of Christian doctrine
2. To develop an appreciation for the Korean and Korean-American church denomination heritage including its knowledge, history and distinct
3. To instill a desire for lifelong commitment to personal spiritual growth through daily Bible study and prayer
4. To develop attitudes of service and commitment to the local church and world missions
5. To equip students with learning skills that access knowledge for vocational success and enable students to manifest their perspectives
6. To provide students with competitive knowledge, skills and attitude for success in their profession
7. To prepare students for Christian service and vocation in the Church and society
8. To instill a missionary vision to word-wide outreach and increase ethical standards in personal lifestyle
1. The Bible
We believe that the Bible is made by the unique divine inspiration
given for the faith of the believing community. It is infallibly and
uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort in all matters.
2. The Trinity
We believe in the one true and living God who is eternal, transcendent,
omnipotent, personal God possessing three eternal, personal distinctions
which are revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit equal in every
divine perfection, yet executing distinct but harmonious offices.
3. The Father
We believe in God the Father, the first person of the Divine Trinity,
perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe in God
the father, an infinite Spirit-sovereign, eternal, and unchangeable in
all His attributes. He is worthy of honor, adoration, and obedience.
4. The Son
We believe that the Son is the Perfect, sinless humanity and the
absolute, full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, indissolubly united in
one divine-human person since His unique incarnation by miraculous
conception and virgin birth.
5. Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune
Godhead. He as been and will continue to be active throughout eternity.
He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals all believers in Christ, and
fills those who yield to Him. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to
all believers; however, the manifestation of any particular gift is not
required as evidence of salvation.
We believe the full historicity and perspicuity of the biblical record of
the primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as
the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse
on the creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge, and the origin of
nations and languages at the tower of Babel. We believe the realities of
heaven and hell.
We believe the redemptive grace of God though the substitutionary
work of Jesus Christ who paid the full redemptive price for the
sin of the world, through His literal physical death, burial, and
resurrection, followed by His bodily ascension into heaven.
We believe the personal salvation from the eternal penalty of sin
provided solely by the grace of God on the basis of the atoning
death and resurrection of Christ. We believe that salvation is only
appropriated by a person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ.
9. Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ
to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the
resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of
the righteous and the fulfillment of His purposes in the works of
creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments.
10. Biblical Creation
We believe biblical account of creation as a historical and theological
record of God's creation. And we believe that the universe with all
that is in it was created by God. God's creation includes and is not
limited to the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems
and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week.
We believe the existence of a personal, malevolent being called
Satan who acts as tempter and accuser, for whom the place of eternal
punishment was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be
confined in conscious torment for eternity. He can be resisted by the
believer through faith and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit.