A deep faith in God is the cornerstone of LeTourneau University. We believe that no education is complete until a student understands who God is and how to relate to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. This belief influences all that we do and teach. While we believe that everyone must have the freedom to interpret God’s truth individually, LeTourneau University recognizes certain basic tenets of the Christian faith.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the only inspired, authoritative Word of God and are completely truthful and without error. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. We believe that man, created in the image of God, sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and that those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven and His present life there for us as High Priest Advocate. We believe in “ that blessed hope”—the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God; by Grace are we saved through faith. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
LeTourneau University is committed to educational studies within the framework of a Christian theistic view of the world, of man and of man’s culture in the light of biblical and natural revelation. Such a view sees no dichotomy in truth, affirms that biblical revelation and scientific inquiry are complementary rather than contradictory and requires a recognition of a personal God revealed both in nature and in the person of Jesus Christ, His Son. Thus, all truth is regarded as God-given and is considered sacred. It should be pursued with diligence and received with humility