Statement of Faith

The Trinity
We believe the one true God exists in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) that are co-equal, co-substantial, and co-eternal.

Salvation
We believe that salvation is by faith alone, without works of any kind.

The Bible
We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and it consists of 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. We believe the Canons of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by the Holy Spirit and then closed by the leading of the Holy Spirit, and no other books should be added to them. However, we believe other history and prophecy books do exist and were kept for our learning outside these canons. The Dead Sea Scrolls are one such example.

Premillennialism
We believe in a literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ where He will physically reign on earth for one thousand years.

Pre-Tribulational Rapture
We believe in a literal seven-year period, called the Tribulation Period, where the Antichrist will appear, and a pre-trib Rapture which occurs before the start of that seven-year period.

Messianic Judaism
We believe in Messianic Judaism, which teaches that Gentiles were forbidden by the Old Testament to observe Jewish rituals but are now free to do so under the New Covenant.

Spiritual Gifts
We believe in the continuance of the Spiritual Gifts.

Protestant Theology
We are Protestant, adhering to Calvary Chapel doctrine as taught by Chuck Smith.  

Dispensationalism
We believe in Dispensationalism but reject hyper-Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology, and Replacement Theology.

Dead Sea Scrolls
We believe that the Zadok priests ran the School of the Prophets and preserved the original temple library which consisted of the Old Testament and many other historical and prophetic documents. However, we reject all Gnostic works as cultic (all manuscripts found in Nag Hamadi, Egypt, in AD 1947).

Creationism
We believe in a literal seven-day creation.

Arminianism
We believe in Arminianism, which teaches each person is born a sinner destined to spend eternity in Hell, but each person can freely accept God's gift of forgiveness and be granted eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Eternal Life
Upon physical death each person's spirit lives on. Christians go to be present with the LORD and non-Christians go to Hades to await judgement. This is the opposite of Annihilationism, which says each person's spirit ceases to exist upon death.

Rejected Teachings
We reject the doctrines of Contemplative Prayer, also called Meditation, which teaches the emptying of the mind through mantras is an acceptable form of prayer. We believe this is a sin and biblically called sorcery.

Other Rejected Teachings

  • Oneness theology, Sacramentalism, Works Salvation.
  • Postmillennialism and Amillennialism.
  • Mid-trib Rapture and Post-trib Rapture.
  • Hebrew Roots Theology, which teaches that Gentiles are commanded to follow the Law of Moses.
  • Pan-Babylonianism, and Sacred-Name Theology.
  • Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy.
  • Cessationism, Hyper-Pentecostalism, Prosperity Gospel.
  • Reincarnation and Evolution
  • Pelegianism (mankind is born sinless)
  • Hyper-Arminianism (a person can lose his salvation then get re-saved repeatedly).
  • Calvinistic Predestination (Some individuals are born predestined for heaven and others for hell, mankind has no choice in the matter)
  • Annihilationism (that each person ceases to exist upon death).