About Us
Calvary Chapel of Orange
Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all
things (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without
error, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this
church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed.

We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (John
17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21).

We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness,
wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and
answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ
(Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3).

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death,
bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible
return to earth (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and
11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world
of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe
in Christ (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14).

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper,
teacher, and guide (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit
according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12-14 (1 Corinthians 14).

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God saves
and regenerates, based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus
Christ as Lord (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5).

We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are
born again are a part of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water
baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord's Supper (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians

We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage (Matthew 19:4-5 and John

We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the
establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal
blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation
19:11-16, 20:11-15).

We believe in the pretribulation rapture of the church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and
be taken out of this world prior to the tribulation that will come upon the earth (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew
24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation
3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14).

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope, and trust in
Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of
salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34;
Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15).