is a private non-denominational
Christian college, located in
La Mirada in Los Angeles County, California. It offers a
variety of undergraduate and professional programs, all of which are based on evangelical Christianity. Originally founded in 1908 as the Bible
Institute of Los Angeles
, it was renamed Biola College
in 1949, and assumed its
current name in 1981. Its stated mission is "biblically-centered education, scholarship, and service: equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the
world for the Lord Jesus Christ."
As with other mainstream Protestant groups, it is the offical position
of Biola University that "all those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before
their fellow men, become children of God and receive eternal life ... [and] all those who
persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in the state of
conscious, unutterable, endless torment of anguish.