What we believe
"WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN WE THINK OF GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT US". - A.W. TOZER
The following are the core beliefs of the La Viña Covenant Church based on the fundamental truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows from these biblical doctrines.
There is an eternally existent God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and therefore is worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchanging and therefore the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the Holy Scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
God created human beings, both male and female, in God's image and for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve decided not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to withdraw from communion with God and, since then, they have fractured all of creation.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, he offers a gift of eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found only in Christ.
The Church is destined to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ will one day return to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.