We are offering a Bible study church if you are interested in having a relationship with Jesus Christ and growing into spiritual maturity. These activities include prayer, fellowship, and communion. We are meeting in small groups locally in the San Diego area to study God’s Word. Our church activities rely on the King James Version for all Bible study in English. We expect to have more resources in the future. Our pastor is Alan Lewis Silva.
If you are interested in Sdbiblestudy activities, you may send him a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDBIBLESTUDY CHURCH SERVICES
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Jesus asks us simply to believe in Him. This is the faith and the way from the beginning, going back to faithful Abraham, and actually even earlier back to to Adam and the line of Seth. Jesus Christ is the key to eternity. BELIEVE ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. All things are possible for those who believe in Jesus Christ (YHWH with us, born of a virgin, sacrificed for our sins, resurrected, and reigning in Heaven forever. Amen.)
Salvation is the gift of Eternal Life for all who believe in Him. Salvation is Eternal. It cannot be lost. Eternal means forever. Salvation is through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and it is supernatural power. My question for the reader is, “Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?” If you do, this is the joy of the Lord. We are 100% saved by grace by Believing in Jesus Christ, and, even more than this, Salvation corresponds to the one family and nation of Israel. Hear the Word of God:
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
John 3 : 16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 16-24 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
We live in love and as the Holy Ghost guides us. Halleluyah! We are, nevertheless, all sinners by nature in this present age. Paul confirms that we live by keeping the Torah, although we are not saved by it. We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. We are forgiven by Jesus Christ for all our sins. We need the Torah so that we don’t become lawless and dissipated. Jesus Christ fulfilled all the Torah, and He declared that if we love Him we should keep His commandments. Faith should accompany our works. Christians will undergo a trial of our faith. We should study and learn to apply the Torah in our lives as we grow in life as the Holy Ghost leads us into all truth. Grace is power overcome our infirmities, to give glory to our Father in Heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Torah commands us to love thy neighbor as thyself. The trials we undergo as Christians show us who we really are so that we understand even more who God really is and what love truly is.
Matthew 5 : 18-20 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
BIBLE VERSES ON SALVATION
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
SDBIBLESTUDY CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH
This internet and non-internet congregation of Bible Believers is committed to the Holy Scripture as the infallible Word of God. In doctrine and practice, we seek to represent the Life of Jesus Christ and to live by the standards of both the Old and New Testament. We recognize that the New Testament is the interpretation of the Old and does not eliminate its principles of righteousness. Rather it strengthens them and then provides the believer with the grace of Christ to live holy in an unholy world. Our holiness is never a product of mere human struggle, but always the results of complete trust toward the mercy of our Savior. Self-righteousness is just as dangerous as worldliness, and we seek to escape both by abiding in Jesus Christ every hour.
Membership in Sdbiblestudy Church encourages your commitment to these Biblical principles.
Resolution Relative to Principles of Holiness of the Sdbiblestudy Church.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a congregation of Believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Jesus Christ as Lord.
The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ that includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.
We hereby remind ourselves that the Scriptures enjoin us at all times to examine our own hearts. The continuing and consistent life of holiness requires this. Conditions of our day desperately require it. The subtle encroachment of worldliness is a very real and unrelenting threat to the Church. We must therefore beware lest we become conformed to the world, or lest a love for the world take root in our hearts to manifest itself as lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, or pride of life.
For these reasons, we present the following:
- Whereas, the true church of the New Testament is historically a holiness church;
- Whereas, we are enjoined by the Scriptures to be so;
- Whereas, a tide of worldliness threatens the spirituality of the church world;
- Be it resolved that we, Sdbiblestudy Church, reaffirm our standard of holiness in stated doctrine, in principles of conduct, and as a living reality in our hearts;
- Be it further resolved that we, as ministers, maintain this standard in our own lives, in our homes, and in our church activities;
- Be it further resolved we, as ministers and members, rededicate ourselves to this purpose, and guard our lives against conformity to the world in appearance, in selfish ambition, in carnal attitudes, and in evil associations; and
- Be it further resolved that we, as ministers and members, seek to conform to the positive virtues of love, mercy, and forgiveness as taught and practiced by Jesus Christ.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to Biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. The husband is the spiritual head of the household.
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on Biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
Statement of Faith:
Sdbiblestudy Church is committed to presenting the Full Gospel of the Bible to the world. We believe in such truths such as: the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ; End Time prophecies; exposing False Prophets and Prophetesses; and defending the infallible King James Version of the Holy Bible. We want to help you grow in your faith in Jesus Christ and be healthy through the power of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We believe that every true Christian is a light of Jesus Christ in this sin-cursed world.
Sdbiblestudy Church believes in the following:
THE DIVINE INSPIRATION, INFALLIBILITY, AND AUTHORITY OF THE HOLY BIBLE
The Holy Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. The Holy Bible is a treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any error. Therefore, all Scripture is absolutely true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore its truths will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian unity, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All scripture is a testimony to Christ Jesus, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. Living in the Word of God is important and beautiful. Obeying each word is the benefit of a godly life. We are holy by the great work of His cleansing blood and by His righteousness, and then we obey that righteousness with our heart by living in the Word. Jesus said, “But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4).We teach from the King James Version of the Word.
YHWH (GOD) THE FATHER
YHWH (God) as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who have become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. In one God eternally existing in three persons: namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Scripture states that there is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being. He is the Creator, Redeemer, and Ruler of the entire universe. God is infinite in holiness and perfect in every way. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future thoughts and decisions of His creations. To Him we owe and pledge our highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
JESUS CHRIST, GOD THE SON
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son the Father; YHWH’s incarnation as Jesus Christ; He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; Jesus is annointed King, Priest, and Prophet of Israel forever; Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead; He ascended to heaven and is eternally alive today enthroned at the right hand of the Father as our Great Intercessor. We trust in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and incarnation of Jesus Christ according to the Word. “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth,” John 1:12-14. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God; He took upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identified Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience; by His substitutionary death on the cross; He made provision for the redemption of men and women from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body; and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. Jesus will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells, by the power of the Holy Spirit in all believers as the living and ever presence of the Lord in His death for sinners on the cross, His literal and bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His present exaltation, authority and intercession in heaven on behalf of His people.
GOD, THE HOLY GHOST
The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures and enables mankind to understand spiritual truth; The Holy Ghost, also known as the Holy Spirit, exalts Jesus Christ and convicts mankind of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. The Holy Spirit calls all mankind to the Savior, Jesus Christ and effects regeneration of souls. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit also cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption; His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer with the gifts of the Holy Spirit; and confers the fruit of Spirit and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
THE FALL OF MANKIND
The fall of the human race, which was created pure and upright but fell by deliberate transgression and that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded by God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins. Human beings are the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning Adam and Eve were innocent of sin and were endowed by God the Creator with freedom of choice. By their free choice they sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan Adam and Eve violated the command of God, and fell from their original innocence thereby causing their posterity to inherit a nature inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as a person is capable of moral action, he or she is by nature inclined to be a transgressor, and this sinful nature is under God’s condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring a person into YHWH’s holy fellowship and enable that person to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man and woman in His own image, and in that Christ died for us; therefore, every soul possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
RESTORATION OF THE SOUL, BORN AGAIN
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, resulting in the changing work of the Holy Spirit in New Birth. Our new life is then motivated by love. Unless you are born again, you have no hope of enjoying the glories of heaven or escaping the terrors of Hell. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” (John 3:3). Salvation is a free gift of God granted to lost and undeserving men who trust in the righteousness of Christ and humble themselves in submission to his will. Accept God’s Word that He loves you and wants to give you an abundant life. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” (John 3:16). “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly,” (John 10:10).
- Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.
- Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward YHWH. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.
- Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in
Christ. Justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ; justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.
- Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him; sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ, through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life.
- Election is the gracious purpose of YHWH, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable and excludes boasting and promotes humility in the believer.
- All true believers endure and keep the faith to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, and bring dishonor on the cause of Christ and temporary judgments on themselves; yet they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
- Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people. Holiness of life and conduct for service in obedience to the command of God attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit in preparation for Christ’s return.
- Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.
HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSONAL BEING
- The baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and magnifying God. The following chapters contain the five “parakleeton sayings” (John. 14:15-17; 14:26; 15:26, 27; 16:5-11, 12-15). The use of masculine pronouns and adjectives indicate we are to think of the Holy Spirit as a fully Personal Being. He is the Spirit of Truth and is seen preeminently as the One Who reveals Christ. As Jesus Christ is the truth, the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13), lead the disciples to a full appreciation of his life and teachings.
- The operation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit enables divine healing and miracles.
- Deliverance and liberation is through the divine authority of God. We believe in spiritual warfare and casting out devils.
THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER
Christians receive their authority from Jesus Christ and all authority is vested in Him. Jesus’ power is always greater. “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist,” (Colossians 1:15-17) shows Him victorious over Satan. It is true that Jesus Christ left awesome spiritual power to His church. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18:20)
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The Kingdom of God includes both YHWH’s general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship in the hearts of men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this age.
THE END TIMES
YHWH, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and those in Christ who remain will be taken up. Jesus Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Evangelistic effort on the part of all Christ’s followers is commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness, a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is therefore a part of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates a thirst for knowledge. An adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual program for Christ’s people. In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any civilization is always limited and never absolute. Part of one’s education is learning how to be a cheerful giver. Part of one’s education is learning how to discern between right and wrong.
The Sdbiblestudy Church stands for the whole Bible rightly divided. We believe that the whole Word of God is infallible and unchanging. All of His Book is our Standard.
- Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19
- New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9
- Regeneration. Titus 3:5
- Sanctification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians. 4:3; Hebrews 13:12
- Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7
- Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14
- Baptism with the Holy Ghost; the endowment of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8
- Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9,10; John 3:22,23; Acts 8:36, 38
- Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1
- Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18,19; Hebrews 2:4
- Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philemon 1:11
- The Lord’s Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
- Restitution when possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8,9
- Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5,6
- Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13
- Eternal punishment for the wicked. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8
- Honor and defend the sanctity of the 10 Commandments given unto Moses by Jehovah on Mount Sinai for all Israel to adhere to. See Exodus 20: 3-17:
1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
- Practice abstinence of, and opposition to, belonging to any and all secret societies. John 18:20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
- Practice abstinence of, and opposition to, any and all practicing witchcraft. Exodus 22:18