A CHURCH THAT STANDS ON TRUTH

 

THE SCRIPTURES IS INSPIRED

We believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the

infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not

contrary to reason (John 16:12,13, ; Matthew 5:18, 2 Tim. 3:15, 17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb.

4:12).
 

THE ONE TRUE GOD

We believe in the one true God eternally existing in Three Persons – Father, Son and

Holy Spirit, has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” and

has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and

association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mark

12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19).

 

ETERNAL SON OF GOD BECAME MAN

We believe that the eternal Son of God became man. (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35, Romans

3:24-25; I Peter 1:3-5, Hebrews 7:25; 9:24, Acts 1:9, Romans 8:34; I John 2:1,2).

 

MAN: HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION

We Believe Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our

image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of

redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12-21).

 

THE SALVATION OF MAN

Conditions of Salvation: The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all

men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord

Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy

Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of

eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ro. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47).

Evidences of Salvation: The inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation is the

direct witness of the Spirit (Ro. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of

holiness (1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim.1:9).

 

BAPTISM IN WATER

We believe in the ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as

commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts

have believed in Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world

that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him

in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Ro. 6:4).

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER (COMMUNION)

We believe in The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine,

is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a

prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John

6:48,51,53-5 Luke 22:19,20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).

 

THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER (HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM)

We believe that all believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of

the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in

other tongues. With it comes the infilling of power for life and service, and the

bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts

1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the

experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

 

SANCTIFICATION PROCESS

We believe the sanctification process by the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey

the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is the will of God for all

believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word

(Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15,16; 1 Thess. 5:23,24; 1 John 2:6).

 

THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

We believe the church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the

Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each

believer is an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s

Book of Life. (I Thess. 2:4)

 

MINISTRY

We believe of Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by

our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The

edification of the Body of Christ (Mark 15:16,20; Eph. 4:11-13).

 

DIVINE HEALING

We believe in divine healing and deliverance from sickness is provided for in the

atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark

16:18; John 5:14, , James 5:14-16).

 

THE BLESSED HOPE

We believe in the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their

translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent

and is the blessed hope of the church (1 Thess. 4:16; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor.

15:51,52).

 

THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS

We believe in the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of

national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth are Scriptural promises

and our hope (Zechariah 14:5, 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:1l-16; Ro. 11:25; Rev. 20:l-7).

 

THE LAKE OF FIRE

We believe in the lake of fire, the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet,

and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to

everlasting punishment in the lake which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second

death (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-49, Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).

 

THE NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH

We believe in the new heavens and new earth, as promised in the Scriptures wherein

righteousness dwells (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:l). Dancing (Psalms 30:11);

 

WORSHIP

We believe that there are 14 biblical ways to worship God. Dancing (Psalms

30:11); Praise (Psalm 66:8, 17); Clapping of hands (Psalm 47:1); Lifting of hands

(Psalm 63:4); Thanksgiving (Psalm 69:30); Joyful exuberant shouting of praise (Psalm

66:1, 2); Joyful Songs (Psalm 126); Use of musical instruments (Psalm 33:2); Kneeling

(Psalm 95:6); Worship with faces on grounds, bowing down (Nehemiah 8:6); Speaking

in Tongues (Acts 10:46); Quiet, reflective, meditation (Psalm 104:33-34); Laughter and

Joy (Psalm 126:2; Job 8:21); Be a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1).

 

WORD OF GOD

We believe in the dynamic power of the written Word of God. Hebrews 11; Galatians

3;11; Romans 3:17, John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12-16; 10:23; James 3:3-6)

 

PROSPERITY

We believe in holistic prosperity for all (3 John 2; Psalm 35:27; Deuteronomy 8:18-19;

28:11, Psalms 84:11)

 

MARRIAGE

We believe that marriage has been ordained by God. JRM Vallejo Church defines

“marriage” as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such

union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be

recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent

with the definition of “marriage” found in these Articles. (Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:21-

25, Hebrews 13:4, Ephesians 5:22-33)

 

HUMAN SEXUALITY

We believe that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence,

sexual activities outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia”–

πορνεια) including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and

pedophilia are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further,

lascivious conduct, transgender behavior, and the creation and/or distribution and/or

viewing of pornography, are incompatible with the biblical witness. (Matthew 15:19, 1

Corinthians 6:9-11, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:27)

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