Calvary Chapel WTCF Statement of Faith

The doctrines that are essential for this church are all established in the Old
Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament.

“The Holy Bible is the very Word of God and the final authority in all matters.”
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” Psalm 119:89.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16.

There is only one true God.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” Deuteronomy 6:4.
“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you
all.” Ephesians 4:6.
Within the Godhead is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine
enemies thy footstool. (5) The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through
kings in the day of his wrath.” Psalm 110:1. (These verses shows the
Father and Son)
“But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be
their enemy, and he fought against them.” Isaiah 63:10. (These verses
show the person of the Holy Spirit)
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7.

Jesus of Nazareth is the only begotten Son of God.
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son;
this day have I begotten thee.” Psalm 2:7.
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the
bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18.
The fall of man into sin was literal and now because of sin all of
mankind is separated from the Holy God of Israel.
“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to
know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of
the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (24) So he drove out the man; and
he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming
sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Genesis 3:22,24.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned…” Romans 5:12.

The penalty for sin is death.

“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17.
“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23.
God’s way of reconciling man to Himself is through a vicarious death
and shed blood to pay the penalty for all sin.
“And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and
confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their
transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and
shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness.” Leviticus 16:21.
“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without
shedding of blood is no remission.” Hebrews 9:22.

The death of Jesus of Nazareth, God’s righteous Servant, paid the
penalty for sin.
“He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his
knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their
iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11.
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being
dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were
healed.” 1 Peter 2:24.

God raised Jesus of Nazareth bodily from the dead.
“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy
One to see corruption.” Psalm 16:10.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he
that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by
his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11.

God deals with man on the basis of blood covenants.
“And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said,
Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you
concerning all these words.” Exodus 24:8.
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting
covenant.” Hebrew 13:20.

God is now dealing with Jews and Gentiles through the new
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 31:31.
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the
remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28.

Spiritual Gifts
We believe what the Bible says about the spiritual gifts in 1 Peter 4, 1
Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 4, and Romans 12. Dov Schwarz ministers
amongst those who have varying positions regarding the spiritual gifts. We
believe there are no clear Biblical references that tell us the spiritual gifts
have ceased and yet we fellowship with great sensitivity and respect
amongst those who believe they have ceased.
We believe like Paul, that Kingdom love, righteousness, peace, and joy in
the Holy Spirit are important to focus upon as it relates to the distinctions in
the body of Christ on these matters.
We also believe that any speaking gift will be used in order and without
interrupting the church service experience of others—especially while the
word of God is being preached/taught.
(Romans 14:17, 1 Corinthians 14:1)

There is a literal hell and a lake of fire.
“And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have
transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire
be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” Isaiah 66:24.
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” Matthew 25:41.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture

The Bible speaks of the blessed hope, the appearing, the revealing, and
the time of the church being “caught up” which translated into Latin has
come to be known as the Rapture. We believe that the the Lord will
descend into the clouds and Jew and Gentile in Messiah Jesus will be
caught up and taken back to that place the Lord promises He has prepared
for His born again children. We who have been raptured and gloried will
return with our Savior as He establishes His Kingdom on earth in
Jerusalem. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 1:13, Revelation 19,20)

Jesus of Nazareth will bodily return to set up His everlasting kingdom.
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with
the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought
Him near before Him. (14) And there was given him dominion, and glory,
and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and
his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13,14.
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also
which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of
him…” Revelation 1:7.
“…The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and
of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 11:15.
God will raise all from the dead and all of mankind will stand in
judgment before the Holy God of Israel.
“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand
thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand
stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”
Daniel 7:10.
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books
were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and
the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,
according to their works.” Revelation 20:12.

Reconciliation with the Holy God of Israel and eternal life is based
upon the confession of Jesus of Nazareth, the only begotten Son of
God, as Savior resulting in being born again.
“Kiss (embrace) the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way,
when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust
in him.” Psalm 2:12.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one
is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
There is a literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When He returns, He
is coming with the Clouds of Heaven, His Church.
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with
the clouds of heaven…” Daniel 7:13.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you,
Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,
and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64.