Calvary Christian Church is a practicing member of the Restoration
Movement. We believe in the unity of the Church based only upon the Bible. The
following statement of faith contains those Biblical principles that we believe
to be essentials in regard to the faith and practice of the Church. These
statements are not intended to be a test of fellowship, but rather a foundation
for which all activities of the Church will be based. These are the
foundational Biblical principles that will be preached, taught and upheld by
this congregation. As situations arise, the spiritual leaders of the
congregation may under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the study of His
Word make additions or clarifications.
We believe in one God Ė Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit, three in person, one in nature and purpose.
(Deut. 6:4; Isa. 45:5; Matt. 4:10; John
14:6-11; I Cor. 8:4; I Tim. 1:17 / Gen. 1:26; Matt 28:19; I Cor.
12:4-6; II Cor. 13:14; I Peter 1:2).
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of
all things visible and invisible Who created all things visible and
invisible in 6 consecutive literal 24 hour days.
We believe in Jesus Christ, Godís one and only Son,
my one and only Savior and Lord:
1:14; I John 4:9 / John 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9; I Cor. 8:6;
Eph. 4:5; II Peter 3:18).
Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully
human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
(Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans
5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; I John 1:1 / Isa. 7:14; Mathew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38)
Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate
Who died and was buried, and who rose again bodily
from the dead on the third day, for the salvation of all mankind
(Luke 23:44-24:8; John
20:24-29; Rom. 14:9; I Corinthians 15:3-8; I Tim. 2:4; Rev 5:9).
Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right
hand of the Father, occupying the spiritual throne of David, executing the
spiritual millennial reign of Christ, enthroned as the Ruler of Godís Kingdom,
the spiritual Israel, the Church
(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9;
Colossians 3:1 / II Sam. 7:12-16; Heb. 1:5; Rev 3:21 / Jer. 33:12-18;
Acts 2:29-36 / Gal. 6:15-16; Phil. 3:2-3; I Peter 2:9).
Who will return to earth once to immediately and eternally judge
both the living and the dead and usher in eternity
24:36-44; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; I Peter 4:5).
We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and
operative part of the triune God:
(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27),
Who dwells in every Christian
Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; II Timothy 1:14).
We believe in the Bible Ė Godís Holy Word,
Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original
writings) of the Scripture by the Holy Spirit and those writings were
consequently without error (Inerrant).
(Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15;
Acts 1:16; I Corinthians 2:12-13; II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21
/ Tit. 1:2; I John 3:20 / Ps. 12:6; 19:7-10; Prov. 30:5; John 10:35; 17:17).
We accept the Bible as the only authority
for all matters of faith and practice. It is complete and all that is necessary
for the teaching of truth and the making of disciples.
(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4;
II Tim. 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by
God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently eternally lost
and damned and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; I John 1:10)
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation-the
forgiveness of sin-is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ and is
open to all who will receive it by faith.
26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 1:7).
We believe the Bible teaches one receives Godís
grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being
immersed in water into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient
in and of itself for the assurance of salvation. Salvation is by grace, through
faith, at baptism.
5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; II Peter 3:9 / Matthew
10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; I John 4:15 / Acts 2:38;
Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:21).
We believe in the Church of Jesus
Christ, the Spiritual Kingdom of God, as prophesied in the
Old Testament and as the total fulfillment of Godís Kingdom in prophecy, founded
on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.
16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).
We believe that the temporary, miraculous, spiritual
gifts of the apostolic age have ceased and are no longer valid today; The Bible
being the only source of divine knowledge and revelation necessary for the
We believe there are three permanent offices established
by God to lead and oversee His Church. All three of these offices
are to be held by Christian men only. These are the offices of evangelist,
elder and deacon.
14:34-40; Eph. 5:22-33; I Tim. 2:11-15)
We believe the Bible teaches that the evangelist is
to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach the pure and whole doctrine
of the Bible to all and to set the church in order. He is to be a minister to
all who seek his guidance and help.
21:8; Eph. 4:11; II Tim. 4:1-6; Titus 1:5)
We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to
execute spiritual oversight over the local Congregation. They are to
protect and serve the spiritual needs of the flock of God.
20:28; Philippians 1:1; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4).
We believe the Bible teaches that the Deacons are to
execute physical oversight over the local congregation. They are to protect and
serve the physical needs of the flock of God.