What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible (consisting of 66 books) is the verbal and plenary inspired Word of God. It is a perfectly preserved treasure of heavenly instruction, has God for its author, salvation for its end and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. We here at Calvary Baptist Church preach and teach solely from the King James Bible.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, existing in
three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but with one nature.
We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith. We further believe that a soul is saved when Christ is received as personal Savior and Lord. It is at that moment that the Holy Spirit imparts eternal life and indwells that new believer.
We believe that a New Testament church is a local group of saved, baptized believers, united for His purpose and knowledge and
spreading of the Word of God, including world-wide missions. We believe it to be
completely independent with no other person, group, or body having any
authority, right of intervention or control whatsoever over or within the local
church. We further believe that the Lord gave the church two ordinances to
follow. The first is baptism which is the immersion of a believer in water
signifying his/her faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus
Christ. We do not believe that baptism saves. Baptism is an outward expression
of an inward faith and change. The second is the Lord’s Supper which consists of
two elements: the unleavened bread and grape juice represent the body and
blood of Christ. They are not miraculously or mysteriously changed into the
literal body and blood of Christ. At Calvary Baptist Church the Lord’s Supper is
celebrated once every quarter
We believe in the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, coexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He came to the world, born of a virgin, suffered, died, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father.
We believe that the return of the Lord is in two phases. The personal, bodily, pre-tribulational rapture of the church to meet the Lord in the air is imminent and the second coming of Christ in His pre-millennial return to earth with His saints to establish His kingdom.