What We Believe:

 

 

The divine inspiration and authority of the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible as the complete canon of God's testimony to mankind.  We are committed to the esteem of scripture as the very word of God.  The scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13)

 

The eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as one God existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

The creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine righteousness (Romans 5:12, 18)

 

The Lord Jesus Christ, the savior of mankind, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, totally God and totally human (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6)

 

Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)

 

The bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church (John 14:2,3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

The salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11)

 

 

Water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:3-34, 36; 19:1-6)

 

The baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15)

 

The five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher (Ephesians 4:11-13)

 

The operation of the gifts of the spirit as enumerated in (I Corinthians 12-14), and as manifested in the early Church.

 

The spirit-filled life: a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).

 

The healing of the body by divine power/ divine healing, in its varied aspects as practiced in the early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).

 

The table of the Lord; commonly called the Communion of the Lord's Supper for believers (I Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28).

 

The reality and personality of the devil and eternal judgment in the lake of fire for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).

 

Eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).

 

One true universal church, made up of genuine believers; and that this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in various localities. These Churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel (Acts 15:22; Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20).

 

Government being ordained of God, and that the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good.  To resist the powers and ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God.  We are subject not only for wrath's sake but for conscience's sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.  We declare our loyalty to our government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible that is consistent with our faith in the scriptures as Christian citizens (Romans 13).

Calvary Christian Center

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