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About Our Philosophy

Asia-Pacific International University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution. As a Christian university, we encourage strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. We celebrate the diversity of faiths represented at Asia-Pacific International University and respect the differences of persuasion that are present. We believe in a holistic approach to life that balances mind, body and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies.

What Is In a Name?

The founding organization traces its immediate roots back to the 1840s and thence to the Protestant Reformation when Christians were searching for a better understanding of Bible prophecy. The name of the founding organization reflects two distinctive ideas: belief in the memorial day of creation identified as the biblical Sabbath (Saturday) and the hope of the second coming (advent) of Jesus. Adventists operate the largest Protestant hospital and educational system in the world, as well as several publishing houses and humanitarian organizations.

Adventists hold most beliefs in common with other Protestants. Adventists believe that true spirituality impacts every area of their lives. Physical health, a sound mind and strong relationships with God and other people are all seen as important. Each Saturday Adventists celebrate a 24-hour Sabbath rest from work and school. The day is about taking a break from the daily grind, spending quality time in worship, nurturing relationships with family and friends and serving others.