ARTICLES OF FAITH

Pastor - Rev. ARNOLD N. VALLEJO

  1. We believe in God - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 1 John 5:7.
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ was and is God from all eternity as the Word. John 1:1, 2, 14. We also believe in His incarnation. We further believe in His virgin birth, in His precious blood literally shed at Calvary for the remission of sin, and His resurrection, and ascension. Heb. 9:22-27. We further believe He is imminent coming. 2 Pet. 3:8-10.
  3. We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity, is God. Romans 15:13; Acts 1:2; I John 5:7.
  4. We believe that God created all things, including man. Col. 1:16; Gen. 1:1; 2:7.
  5. We believe in the sovereignty of God, in the salvation of men and in all things and that nothing can come to pass contrary to his divine will. Isaiah 40:12-31; Eph. 1:4–12; Rom. 9:15-16.
  6. We believe that the Word of God is the King James Bible. We further believe that it is God's Revelation and that it is the Inspired and Preserved Word of God. Deut. 29:29; Psalm 12:6-7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-22. We further believe that the King James Bible is the authority in our faith and practice. 1 Thess. 2:13-14; Acts 17:11-12.
  7. We believe there is a heaven and a hell and that they are real places. Rev. 4:1-2; Rev. 20:10-15.
  8. We believe in the depravity of man. There is nothing good in him until God gives him a new heart, until God makes him a new creation in Christ. Isa. 1:5-6; Ps. 58:3; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:9, 20; Ps. 51:5.
  9. We believe that salvation of men is altogether of grace - God's grace - and not by any good works of man. Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5. This salvation comes as the result of God's choosing. Eph. 1:4-5. For this choosing and salvation to become effective, it was necessary for Christ to die for our sins and rise from the dead the third day. Eph. 1:7; Acts 3:18; Acts 17:3; 1Cor. 15:17-20. We also believe it is necessary for man to hear the gospel of Christ, to come to REPENTANCE and FAITH in Christ before salvation is consummated. 2 Thess. 2:13; John 3:14-18, 36; Acts 20:21.
  10. We believe in individual soul liberty in the sense that the Christian faith is voluntary and that each must come individually and personally at his free will. None must be physically forced to embrace the faith although the believer must contend for his faith. Jude 3.
  11. We believe in the equality and priesthood of all believers. 1 Pet. 2:9.
  12. We believe in Evangelism - the simple, scriptural proclamation of the gospel of Christ. Matt. 28: 19-20; 1 Cor. 15:1-4. We further believe in aggressive confrontational street soul winning. We further practice door-knocking and mass evangelism.
  13. We believe in the security of the believer. After he is born again he is a child of God and can never cease to be a child of God. John 14:10, 11; John 6:37; John 10:27-30; Col. 1:27.
  14. We believe that Jesus founded the Church while He was yet on earth and ADDED to the Church on the day of Pentecost. Matt. 16:18; 18:17; Heb. 2:12; Acts 2:41, 47. We further believe that this Church is a Baptist Church.
  15. We believe that only a local Church founded on the same principles as the Church Jesus founded while He was yet on earth can be called a true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, that it is a self-governing body and that it must ever be free from all outside human control or dictation. 1 Peter 5:2, 3; Acts 11:22; Acts 16:4, 5; Acts 15:22-28.
  16. We believe that baptism is immersion. It is to show forth the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. It also shows our own death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Acts 8:38; Col 2:12; Rom. 6:3, 4. It is not for salvation, but is a work of righteousness. Matt. 3:15.
  17. We believe that one must be scripturally baptized (immersed) to first enter a New Testament Church. 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:5; Col. 1:24.
  18. We believe that the Lord's supper is a local Church ordinance; (1 Cor. 11:2) and can only be observed in the Church; (1 Cor. 11:18, 20) and that it is restricted to the members of the Church observing it; we also believe that it is threefold in nature: a supper of commemoration or a memorial supper, a supper of proclamation, and a supper of anticipation. 1 Cor. 11:25, 26.
  19. We believe in the separation of the Church and the State. Rom. 13:1-8; Matt. 22:21; Mark 12:17; Luke 20:25. We further believe in ecclesiastical as well as in practical separation. Amos 3:3.
  20. We believe members may move from one Church to another of like faith and order by letter or perhaps in some rare cases be received by statement. Romans 16:1-2.
  21. We believe in both home and foreign missions. To be an obedient church, every Church must have a part in sending out missionaries. God requires that missionaries be sent directly by local New Testament Church. Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:2, 3.
  22. We believe in tithing as well as in offerings. The Old Testament commanded it. The Lord Jesus endorsed it. Mal. 3:10; Luke 11:42. Paul ordered the same in the Gentile churches. 1 Cor. 16:1-2.
  23. We believe in the Premillenial return of our Lord, first, to catch away his own to be forever with Him; and then to return to rule the world in person for one thousand years. 1 Thess. 4:14-18; Rev. 20:4; Luke 1:32; Zech. 14:4, 9.
  24. We believe in the judgment of rewards for God's children. 1 Cor. 3:11-15.
  25. We believe in the judgment of damnation for those who will not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. 20:5, 11-15.