welcome to calvary

what we believe

ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES

We believe in the inerrancy and infallibility of Holy Scripture. This extends equally to every word of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible in their original manuscripts.

ABOUT GOD

We believe in one true God, who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And that these three are one God having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence, and obedience.

ABOUT THE PERSON & WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, who, as a member of the Godhead convicts the world, regenerates and baptizes believers into the Body of Christ, indwells and seals them permanently, and is the source and power of all acceptable worship and service.

ABOUT HUMANITY

We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, and that he fell through the disobedience of one man’s sin (Adam), and as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins. We believe that every human being is born into the world totally depraved, having every part of his nature corrupted by sin so that he cannot merit favor with God.

ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead; that all redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily submission to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Jesus and His Lordship in their life.

ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church is composed of all true believers in Jesus Christ, and that these are baptized immediately by the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body. We practice two ordinances for the Church: water baptism and communion. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.