We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 14:16-17, 16:8-11)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Titus 3:5)
We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are members. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: (a) full immersion water baptism, and (b) the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for the receiving of the perpetuity of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 6:6, 8:17; 1 Timothy 4:14)
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20: 11-15)
We believe in what is termed “the apostles’ creed” as embodying the fundamental facts of the Christian faith.
We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Matthew 5:3, 25:31-34; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:22, 18:9; Luke 12:5)
We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth. (Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 5:7-10, 7:13-14)
We believe that, according to the Word of God, marriage is exclusively the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic female evidenced by a marriage ceremony. We also believe that legitimate biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within such a marriage. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, pre-marital sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, bisexuality, prostitution, pedophilia and bestiality as well as conduct such as transgenderism and cross-dressing, are all inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious behavior, the creation, viewing and/or distribution of pornography, human trafficking and efforts to alter one’s physical gender or gender-related appearance are incompatible with a true biblical witness which we believe every person is called to live. (Genesis 2:24; I Corinthians 5:11; 6:9; 6:18-20; 7:1-3; 7:8-9; Romans 1:18-32
We believe in the biblical Genesis creation account and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason we hold homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” as unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God (I Corinthians 6:9-11; I Timothy 1:9-11). Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies except between one truly genetically male and female; we will expressly not perform or otherwise recognize or honor any other relationship between persons of the same sex or more than two persons. We will not condone or recognize such same-sex “marriages”, civil unions, or domestic partnerships regardless of state laws that provide for recognition of such unions.
We believe “each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). The motives that God desires for our giving are to: express our love to Him, please Him, lay up treasures in heaven, and help reach the world for Jesus Christ. God promises to bless us if we have the right attitude toward giving (Luke 6:38; Proverbs 3:9-10). However, some people give with the wrong motives. They may give in an attempt to manipulate God, to relieve guilt, to increase self-worth, to achieve recognition, to obtain power, or to gain tax advantages. Tithes and Offerings are given of one’s free will and are received accordingly. The receipt and acceptance of them does not constitute a membership contract nor is it to be construed as acceptance of any lifestyle in contrast with this statement of faith according to the Holy Bible. (Proverbs 3:11:24, 25; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 6:24, 33, 34; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2Corinthians 8:1-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, 12-13)
Calvary Chapel Honolulu is a non-denominational, independent ministry. We are an evangelical church, meaning that we believe in the sole authority and inerrancy of the Bible, in salvation only through regeneration, and in a spiritually transformed personal life. We also believe in telling others about the Good News of Jesus Christ. You can familiarize further with Calvary Chapel at www.calvarychapel.com. If you are looking for another Calvary Chapel in the Hawaiian islands, you can visit our contact page for a complete listing.
…is for people to come to know God personally. The simple truth is that there is a God who created you and loves you very much. (Genesis 1:1) He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love. We, however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. (Romans 3:23) We may not be more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we know, it does not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God. (1 John 1:8)
…completely good, always right and fair. He cannot tolerate sin. He cannot simply overlook the fact that we have chosen to disobey Him. The Bible says, “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This means that the fair payment for our rebellion against God is death. It is the punishment that we deserve.
…came to earth and lived a perfect, sinless life. He was crucified even though He was completely innocent. He received the punishment that we deserved. He was the perfect sacrifice; He was put into our place and took on Himself the sentence of death that should have been ours. (Romans 5:8)
After three days, He rose from the grave and later ascended into heaven. He will return for all those who are trusting in Him as their Savior. Jesus died for you.
…by asking Him for forgiveness from your sins. If you are willing to repent of your sin, He is waiting to forgive you. It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past; if you cry out to Jesus for forgiveness, He will not reject you. The word repent literally means, “to turn away from.” You need to look at your life, admit that you are a sinner, genuinely desire to turn your back on that sin, and ask Him to forgive you. If you do this, He promises to forgive you. (1 John 1:9)
…is not about attending a particular church, or how your parents raised you, or what country you were born in. Being a Christian means that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that He is your Savior. It’s not good enough that your priest, pastor, mother, or aunt knows Jesus; you must know Him for yourself. They cannot believe in Him for you, you must believe for yourself; they cannot repent for you, you must repent for yourself.
…all the time. He can hear you now if you ask Him for forgiveness. Please turn your life over to Him NOW. Time slips by quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity. If you want to pray and ask Jesus to be your Savior, you can say a prayer something like this:
“Jesus, I know that I have sinned against you. I know the truth is that I have sinned by my own choice, and I am the one responsible for it. I know that I have earned punishment from You, and that the fair punishment would be death. Jesus, I believe that You died in my place. Forgive me for my sin. I cannot cover or take my sin away, I am relying totally and only on You. You are the only one who can save me. I reject my sin, I turn away from it, and I repent. Come into my life, take away my sin, and show me how to live my life in a way that is right and pleasing to You.”
…YOU ARE SAVED! You are now completely forgiven, a new creation, innocent in the eyes of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Welcome to the family of God!
…for you to start to grow in your relationship with Jesus. Just like any relationship, you need to spend time with someone if you want to know them well. The way to know God is through the Bible. We have some Bible studies here that will help you get going. It’s also important to find a church where they teach the Bible. This will allow you to talk with a pastor who will help explain questions you might have, and it will give you a chance to spend time with other Christians who can encourage you.
…reading the Bible is in the New Testament book of John. You’ll want look for a church in your area and you’re welcome to start by checking our list of local Calvary Chapel fellowships. God bless you as you continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Here are some great New Believer Bible Study Lessons to get you started:
After years as “Church-In-A-Box”…and many years at the former “Empress Theater” in downtown Honolulu…we moved into our present location in Newtown, Aiea. This campus is a fulfilled vision for our fellowship as the Lord had put it on our hearts for many years to provide a Christian preschool / grade school / highschool for our families and the community, as well as a “full-service, family-friendly” campus. The Lord has been faithful to see this vision fulfilled and Calvary Chapel of Honolulu continues to expand and develop the 5-acre lot overlooking Pearl Harbor.