students from the Theological Studies major sitting in chapel

你们务要在圣灵里同心合意、以和平彼此联络.” (Ephesians 4:3 NLT)

Seek Unity

你们务要在圣灵里同心合意、以和平彼此联络.” (Ephesians 4:3 NLT)

Pursue Excellence

他的神能已将一切关乎生命和敬虔的事赐给我们, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence.” (II Peter 1:3 ESV)

Show Respect

“Show proper respect for everyone; Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the King.” (I Peter 2:17 NIV)

Reflect Love

“最重要的是,你们要穿上爱的衣服,因为爱把我们紧密地联系在一起.” (Colossians 3:14 NLT)

Demonstrate Integrity

“He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” (Proverbs 2:7 ESV)

Be Accountable

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” (Psalms 139:23 KJV)

Diversity Statement

PBA is committed to loving and respecting all people, as well as celebrating the divine tapestry of our diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, socio‐economic, and national backgrounds, because Christ‐exalting diversity celebrates the fact that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in His image (Psalm 139:14; Acts 17:26). 我们努力模仿上帝的宝座室的模式,每个种族的人都在里面, language, and nation gather before their Creator (Matthew 28:19‐20; Revelation 7:9‐10). Therefore, no form of racism, racial supremacy, ableism, or ethnic bigotry will be tolerated at Palm Beach Atlantic University. We strive to create a Christian climate on campus in which all are respected, all are equal, and all are valued as we love God and others (James 2:1‐5; Matthew 22: 37-40; Romans 15:5-7). 我们致力于消除障碍,使不同背景的人, experiences, and perspectives flourish.

Any PBA community member who becomes aware of activities, comments, or behavior inconsistent with this Diversity Statement, 鼓励学生立即将事件报告给相应的办公室(学生:学生责任?, Residence Life or Campus Safety; for faculty/staff: respective Dean of School or Human Resources) for investigation. 大学还希望向可能遭受此类侵犯的任何人提供支持. 鼓励这些人通过咨询和健康中心/大学咨询中心或校园牧师寻求保密讨论和帮助的机会.

Statement adopted by the PBA Board of Trustees, April 2021

Kingdom Approach to Culture, Sexuality, Sanctity of Life, and Compassion

Worship, Workship, and Wordship—A Christ-First Culture

At Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), 我们相信所有的人都是按照神的形象造的(创世记1:26-27)。. 这一现实赋予每个人内在的价值,也迫使我们有尊严地对待每个人, respect, kindness, understanding, love, and an eagerness to see them know God and fulfill their God‐given purposes. Our motto is “enlightening minds, enriching souls, and extending hands”. 这是通过结合敬拜的实践——用我们是谁和我们所做的一切来荣耀神的实践——美丽地活出来的, 工作-一个独特的社区服务计划,在社区和世界上以基督般的行动回应人类的需要, 语言——培养我们明智地使用语言来启迪他人的实践, including those with whom we may disagree, as a form of worship. The imago Dei also undergirds our view of ethics and morality. 我们是按照神的形象造的,这使我们渴望顺服神,并按照他的命令生活.

Our View of Human Sexuality

拼搏体育肯定了圣经对人格的理解, sexuality, gender, and Christian marriage. We believe that Christian marriage is between a man and a woman. Sex is a wonderful, 上帝所赐的礼物明确是为了生理上的男性和女性之间的婚姻关系(哥林多前书7:2-5),性别遵循生理. 性在身体和情感上的亲密是精心设计的,专门用来使一对夫妻生活在充满爱的婚姻中, lifelong commitment to each other (Genesis 2:24‐25; Matthew 19:5‐6). In Scripture, we learn God’s creational design and intent for marriage involves three chief goods: (1) a permanent bond and covenant learned by a lifelong commitment (Genesis 2:24-35; Matthew 19:5-6), (2) procreation and the gift of children (Genesis 1:28; Psalm 127:3), (3)和婚姻作为福音的活标记-基督对他的新娘的爱, the Church (Ephesians 5:22-33; Revelation 19:7-9). 男人和女人之间的婚姻盟约是上帝的祝福,并独特地表达了这些恩赐. Sexual relations outside of marriage are strictly forbidden (Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27‐28; 1 Corinthians 7:6-11, 25-35).

Likewise, 独身圣召是一种礼物,它以一种独特和互补的方式真正表达了男性和女性的身份. 独身并不仅仅是不活动,而是积极地忠于上帝(哥林多前书7:6-35)。. Marriage and celibacy are both in God’s design.

Sexual immorality, including fornication, adultery, and homosexual behavior, is prohibited in Scripture (Romans 1:26‐28; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Matthew 5:28) because our bodies are “a temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:13‐20). In addition, 任何使用或涉及色情材料的行为都是有罪的,在PBA是被禁止的, as are all forms of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment (1 Corinthians 6:9‐10; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; 1 Timothy 1:9‐10). PBA expects that their students, faculty, and staff will neither engage in nor promote views of sexuality or gender expression that contradicts biblical standards (Romans 1:21‐27; 1 Corinthians 6:9‐10; Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31). PBA also expects that our students, faculty, 因为所有的人都犯了罪,亏缺了神的荣耀(罗马书3:23)。. 我们知道所有的罪都可以得到救赎和宽恕(以弗所书1:7)。. 我们承诺在恩典和真理中互相支持和学习, 尊重彼此,同时也尊重上帝对性和婚姻的设计. (1 Timothy 1:9).

Our View of the Sanctity of Life

PBA对人类生命神圣性的奉献是由塑造其所有其他承诺的相同特征所决定的:对上帝的爱, love for each other, the example of Jesus, and love of biblical truth. This leads us to the understanding that life begins at conception and is precious to God from the moment of conception (Psalm 71:6; 139:13‐15; Luke 1:15) to our last breath on earth. 所有的人都是照着神的形象造的,是可畏而奇妙的(诗篇139:14). Unborn children, like others of the most vulnerable of our society, deserve our best efforts to protect them from conception to birth. 我们支持那些为了孕育未出生的孩子而做出巨大牺牲的人,并寻求成为他们的鼓励.

Statement adopted by the PBA Board of Trustees, April 2021