CORE BELIEFS


WE Welcome You



In Luke 15 Jesus shares with us the heartbeat of God the Father. 

God desires for each one of us to return home, back into His arms into a place of peace, protection and blessings for our lives. Our Creator is calling us back into loving relationship with Him through the love He displays to us through His Son, Jesus. Restoring people is God's heart. Whether prodigals or prodigies, artists or intellectuals, rebels or rejects—God’s arms are open us to all. 


Eldorado Church is a community, not just a physical building. It is a place of peace, growth and belonging rooted and grounded in Christ. We are a community of grace and truth and we welcome you.



FOUNDATIONS



We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is inerrant, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe that God is eternal and that He revealed Himself as one God existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man and is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, rose again to life, and ascended to heaven.

We believe that we receive salvation, the forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation to God, by grace through faith in Jesus.

We believe that Jesus established and is still building His Church. God’s plan is that all believers regularly meet together for worship, fellowship, service, and instruction in the Word of God.

We believe in water baptism for every believer.

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers. The Holy Spirit enlightens, empowers and enables the believer and the church. He baptizes every believer into the body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which believers serve God through His church in worship, evangelism and service.  

We believe that God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives and that He enables us by His grace to grow in love, maturity, and relationship with Him.

We believe that each person will exist eternally. Whether we spend eternity with God or separated from Him is determined by our response to the grace and salvation found in Jesus.

We believe that Jesus will come back again for the Church.


  • The Nicene Creed



    The Nicene Creed was a result of the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. The creed emphasizes the doctrine of the Trinity in response to the teachings of Arius, a clergyman who denied the divinity of the Son, the second member of the Trinity. This orthodox statement of faith is used by many denominational and non-denominational communities and clarifies our faith.


    Nicene Creed

    We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one being with the Father;
    through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation
    he came down from heaven:
    was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
    and became truly human.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered death and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again
    in accordance with the Scriptures;
    he ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
    and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
    who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
    who has spoken through the prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.

     

  • Apostles’ Creed

    This creed summarizes briefly the fundamental truths of Scripture as given to us through the apostles. In its simplest form the creed probably originated in the early part of the second century and arose in connection with the instruction of disciples  in preparation for baptism. It is the best known of the ecumenical creeds; and it gives simple, brief, and yet full expression to our faith.


    Apostles’ Creed

    I believe in God,
    the Father almighty,
    Creator of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, died and was buried;
    he descended into hell;
    on the third day he rose again from the dead;
    he ascended into heaven,
    and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
    from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church*,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and life everlasting. Amen.


    *meaning the universal Christian church—all believers in Jesus Christ

     

  • CreED of CHALCEDON


    The Creed of Chalcedon, A.D. 45. The Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon settled the controversies concerning the person and natures of our Lord Jesus Christ and established confessionally the truths of the unity of the divine person and the union and distinction of the divine and human natures of Christ. What was concessionally established at Chalcedon concerning the person and natures of Christ has continued to be the confession of the church ever since that time.


    The Creed of Calcedon

    We, then, following the holy fathers, all with one consent teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a rational soul and body; coessential with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the mother of God, according to the manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one person and one subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the creed of the holy fathers has handed down to us.