What We Believe

Statement of Faith

The following are the core beliefs of Calvary Solid Ground based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


We believe all Scripture as originally written is inspired of God and accept it as final authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:21


We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, of the same essence, and having the same attributes. Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:26; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3,4


We believe that: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He left heaven's glories to be born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, He died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, He rose from the dead, He ascended to the right hand of God where He makes intercession for the believers. We believe He is true God and true man. Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 1:18-25; I Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Hebrews 7:25; Luke 19:10; John 3:16-18


We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He regenerates sinners; that He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, and that He seals them unto the day of redemption. We also believe He indwells, empowers, and instructs believers. John 16:7-14; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14


We believe man was created in the image of God. Man sinned and thereby received spiritual death which is separation from God. Since Adam's sin, man has inherited a sinful nature. He is totally depraved and utterly unable of himself to remedy his lost condition. Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3,12


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe in Him are justified by faith and regenerated by the Holy Spirit becoming the children of God. We believe salvation is received by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ and by this act we are made members of the Body of Christ which is the true Church. I Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:7; John 1:12,13; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-13


We believe that satan is a created being whose power is second only to God. He rebelled against God and has become the open and declared enemy of God and man. We believe that satan is the author of sin, that he caused the fall of the human race, and that he continues to tempt and accuse the believers before God. We believe he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.
Ezekiel 28:11-16; Genesis 3; I Peter 5:8,9; Revelation 12:10; 20:10


We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
I Thessalonians 1:9,10; 4:13-18; John 5:28,29


We believe that all born again believers constitute the universal church which is the body and espoused bride of Christ. Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2. We believe the Scriptures teach that redeemed individuals should faithfully join together as local churches for worship, for instruction, fellowship and service. Acts 2:41,42; Hebrews 10:25


We believe the primary mission of the church is to carry out the Great Commission as outlined in Matthew 28:18-20. We believe our goal should be to train spiritual reproducers who can win and train others. II Timothy 2:2


We believe the two ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's Supper. Christ commanded his disciples to "teach (disciple) all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Matthew 28:19. It follows that the believers should obey His commandment by becoming baptized. We believe that baptism is the outward testimony of the inward spiritual transformation in the life of one who has trusted Christ for salvation. Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:36-38.

The Lord's Supper, which was instituted by Christ, is a commemoration of His death to be observed regularly by all believers - an occasion when we reflect upon what Christ did for us on the cross. The two emblems, the bread and the wine, represent His body and His blood which was shed for the remission of sins. I Corinthians 11:23-30


We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that marriage between one man and one woman, for life, uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His Church (Eph. 5:21-33). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, cohabitation, homosexual behavior, rejection of one’s biological sex or use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11).

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Calvary Chapel Folsom/Orangevale, Inc., DBA Calvary Solid Ground.


We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.


We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps. 139.) We believe and hold to the fact that life begins at conception and is afforded the same respect as all living people.


This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Calvary Chapel Folsom/Orangevale, Inc., DBA Calvary Solid Ground’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Senior Pastor/President of the Board of Directors is this corporation’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.


  • The plenary (full) view and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures and teaching systematically the whole counsel of God as stated in Acts 17:11.
  • The continuance of the diversities of spiritual gifts as found in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 based on the Bible and not experience.
  • The simplicity in church government rather than a complex bureaucracy.
  • A dependance on the Holy Spirit to lead, rather than the fleshly promotion and marketing of the church for growth.
  • The teaching of the Word of God in such a way that it can be applied to daily life as beneficial towards a growing maturity.


  • The teachings of “positive confession,” the “word faith” movement, and the “five-fold” ministry.
  • The practice of being “slain in the Spirit.”
  • The teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation movement (NAR) 
  • The belief that true believers can be possessed by demons.
  • A fatalistic Calvinistic view, which allows no room for the free will of man.
  • Prophesy which supersedes Biblical Scripture.
  • The incorporation of humanistic psychology and philosophy into Biblical doctrine.
  • “Charismania” (the over emphasis upon spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders, etc.)
  • The “Emerging Church” movement that focuses on experience and attempts to reinvent Christianity to make it relevant to a postmodern generation.

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