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What We Believe

Horizon SouthBay is a fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church affiliated with the Calvary Chapel movement.

We believe there is one living and true God. We believe God is eternally existent in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe all three are equal in power and glory.

We believe in God the Father. We believe He is spirit and is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself with the affairs of men. We believe He hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. We believe He existed eternally with the Father in heaven as God the Son and was conceived by the Holy Spirit as a man. He is fully human and fully God. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe His death paid for the sins of the world. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, intercession for His people and visible return to earth.

We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe He is God. We believe He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. We believe He has the power to regenerate, sanctify and empower in ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every believer as their Helper, Teacher and Guide. 

We believe all the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired by God, without error in the original manuscripts, and that they are the infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe all people have sinned and are by nature separated from God. We believe the punishment for sin is eternal separation from God in Hell.

We believe forgiveness for sin and salvation from Hell are freely offered to all through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe when someone repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, they are immediately born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, all their sins are forgiven and they become a child of God and will live eternally with God in Heaven.

We believe as believers in Christ we are called to love God with all of our heart, mind and strength, and love others as Christ has loved us.

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