What We Believe
It is our mission:
and to equip.
Valley Christian Fellowship is a worshiping
church that evangelizes to the world.
Our Statement of Faith:
God is the Creator and the Ruler of the
universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one
Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians
We are all made in
the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the
supreme object of God's creation. Although mankind has tremendous
potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience
toward God called "sin". This attitude separates us from God.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah
We were all
created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated
from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and
salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell.
Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.
(Matthew 25:41; Revelation
21:27; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
The Bible is God's Word
to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the
supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source
of truth for Christian belief and living. Because it is inspired by
God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2
Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6
all the gifts of the Spirit are in operation in the body of Christ.
We are not opposed to the use of the gifts when they are properly
used to build up the body. We are, however, opposed to the misuse
of the gifts and the division it causes.
(1 Corinithians 12 & 14)
the Jews have been reestablished in the land of Israel as a
fulfillment of Bible prophecy, and God will be faithful to fulfill
all His covenants with Israel as a nation. This is one of the major
signs pointing to the return of Jesus the Messiah.
(Deuteronomy 4:27-31; Isaiah 11:11)
Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus
lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect
sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on the cross. He arose from
the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and
death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to reign
as King of kings and Lord of lords.
(Matthew 1:22-23; Issac 9:6; John 1:1-5;
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind.
We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.
Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can
we be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we
are born again by receiving Jesus Christ into our lives by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9;
John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5)
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal
life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in his or her
salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and
power of God, no by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the
grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
(John 10:9; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews
7:25; 2 Timothy 10:10)
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the
Father and Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind
aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every
Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian
with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and
guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under
His control daily.
Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1
Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians
5:1; Galatians 5:25)
What We Believe About Marriage
The first institution God
blessed and ordained was the institution of marriage. The first
miracle Jesus performed was at a wedding ceremony. God wants us to
be intimately involved and considers the marriage relationship the
most important of all relationships except for one's personal
relationship with Jesus Christ. Marriage is the foundation of the
family and all human government. It also is to serve as a model of
intimacy and an example of the relationship the church is to have
with Christ. This is why God wants to bless marriage above all
other relationships. God has made marriage a very holy thing, and
we want to honor that.