Statement of Faith and Doctrine
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith and doctrine. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God as illuminated by the Holy Spirit, is the sole and final source of all that we believe concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. For purposes of defining the Oak Brook College’s statement of faith and doctrine, and its application to its employees, faculty and students, the Board of Directors is the final authority. The following statement of faith and doctrine is binding upon all Directors, officers, faculty, employees and students.
We believe in the one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence (Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Jn. 10:30; Jn. 14:26; I Jn. 5:7-8).
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is the sole, infallible rule of faith and practice (Prov. 30:5-6; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:20-11).
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of God’s creation of the universe (Gn. 1-2; Ex. 20:11; Heb. 11:3).
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable value in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps. 139).
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25; Mt. 19:4-6).
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and woman who are married to each other (I Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman and that any form of sexual immorality, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or personal, is sinful and offensive to God (Mt. 15:18-20; I Cor. 6:9-10).
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He entered into the world through the virgin birth, and lived among us without sin as perfect Man and perfect God (Col. 1:15-17; Lk. 1:26-35; Jn. 1:1,14; 20:28; Heb. 1:1-4; 2:14; 4:15).
We believe Adam was directly created in innocence and in the image of God and did not evolve from preexisting forms of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell; and thus the whole human race is now sinful by nature and practice and, therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:12, 23; 5:12).
We believe Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, from whence He will personally return (Lk. 23-24; Eph. 1:20-23).
We believe people are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ without any mixture of works (Jn. 3:16; Gal. 2:16-21; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner, regenerates, sanctifies, and indwells the believer; and fills the believer for effective service (Jn. 16:8-11; I Thes. 5:23; Rom. 8:11; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and not walking after the flesh (I Pet. 2:9; Rom. 8).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved unto the resurrection of life eternal and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation (Jn. 5:29; I Cor. 15:42).
We believe Satan is a living being and that hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers (Jn. 8:44; II Pet. 2:4; Rev. 12:9).
We believe Scripture commands Christians to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief (Mt. 5; Rom. 14:23; Eph. 4:17; I Pet. 1:15-16).
Statement of Mission
The mission of Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy is to train individuals who desire to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ through service as advocates of truth, counselors of reconciliation, and ministers of justice in the fields of law and government policy.
Perspective and Convictions
It has been said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” At Oak Brook College, our vision is to train attorneys and paralegals who have the conviction, knowledge, and skill to stand for truth and oppose evil in this world. This commitment means that a student’s training in worldview and legal philosophy is very important. All laws are based upon policies, and policies, in turn, are based upon a perspective of truth. For this reason, understanding a proper foundation for law is an essential part of legal education. Oak Brook College teaches the philosophy of government and law articulated by our Founders in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, based upon the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and certain self-evident truths. As a result of these commitments, Oak Brook College rejects the faith of evolution and the religion of secular humanism. Students are challenged to learn the Biblical and historical foundations of American law and to make conventional applications of these principles to today’s legal and governmental issues. Those associated with Oak Brook College are encouraged to pursue Godly wisdom from the Scriptures to resolve conflicts, develop strategies, and implement good policies, with humility, truthfulness, boldness, creativity, and integrity.