Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Coronado Baptist Church is to glorify God by joining God’s Spirit in loving all peoples, telling them the good news of God’s salvation, and developing them into obedient followers of the Lord Jesus Christ equipped to minister.
Statement of Faith:
What We Believe:
- In essential beliefs – we have unity.
There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty.
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1,4,12,22
- In all our beliefs – we show charity.
…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)
The Essentials We Believe:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26 ,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
- About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-eternal and co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people 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 where He intercedes for the Christians and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
- About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-eternal and co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when he or she is saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 6:19, 20; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
- About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error i.e. inerrant. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. The church is to adjust its life to scripture, not culture. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Mark 7:6-9
- About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
- About Salvation
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. 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 and confessing Him as Lord can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life to a Christ ruled life by faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; 10:9, 10
- About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
- About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; II Thessalonians 1:8-10; John 5:25-29
Our Resulting Core Values:
Love God (Matthew 22:36-40; John 14:15)
Love Others (Matthew 22:36-40; John 13:34, 35)
Faith (John 5:19, 30; Romans 14:23; Hebrews 11:6)
Biblical Authority (John 10:35; Isaiah 40:8; II Timothy 3:16, 17)
Dependence on the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1; Ephesians 5:18)
Prayer (Luke 11:1-4; Philippians 4:6)
Obedience to God (John 15:10; John 14:23)