OUR BELIEFS

What Calvary Believes

  • At Calvary Baptist we accept the Bible as the sole authority in the lives of believers.  It is the Holy Word of God and that everything we believe, teach and practice is to come from the Bible.
  • Calvary Baptist Church uses the King James Bible for all teaching and preaching.
  • WE believe the (Holy) Bible is the whole, verbally-inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16).
  • WE believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33); in His virgin Birth (Isa. 7:14); (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:35); in His sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:25); in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25); in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1: 9-11); and in His personal, imminent, premillennial return in power and glory (Rev. 19:11-16).
  • WE believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24).
  • WE believe that all men are sinful by nature and, as such, at enmity with God; therefore, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for their salvation (Rom. 3:19).
  • WE believe that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the (death) shed blood (and resurrection) of Jesus Christ and that only by Gods grace and through faith alone are we saved (Acts 13:33-39).
  • WE believe that Satan is a person, hell is a real place of eternal conscious punishment of all unsaved (Job. 1:6-7; Matt. 24:46; Rev. 20:14-15).
  • WE believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of heaven (John 16:8; I Cor. 3:16; I Cor. 12:13).
  • WE believe in the eternal security of the believer (John 10:28-29).
  • WE believe that the local church is composed of regenerated, immersed believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of worship of God, the fellowship of believers and the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world (Acts 2:41-42; Matt. 28:19-20).
  • WE believe that our Baptist distinctives are scripturally sound. They include: the Bible as the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16)
  • The Lordship of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:36; I Cor. 12:3; Col. 1:17-18)
  • The competency of the individual soul in direct approach to God (I Tim. 2:1-2)
  • The priesthood of all believers (I Pet. 2:5)
  • A regenerate church membership (Acts 2:41-42)
  • The symbolic ordinances of Believer’s Baptism (Immersion) and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 11:23-32)
  • The autonomy of the local church (congregational government) and its fellowship with the other churches of like faith and practice (Eph. 1:22-23; I Tim. 3:1-15)
  • The solemn obligation to majority rule within the church.
  • The absolute separation of church and state (II Cor. 1:24; Matt. 23:10); and a worldwide program of missionary endeavor in obedience to the final command of our Lord (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20).
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

Where We Stand

We Are Pro-Life

We believe that all life begins at conception and that all human life is worth protecting.


We Are Pro-Family

We believe in the sanctity of the family as designed by God in Genesis. One man, one woman, for life.

 

We Are Pro-Church

It may surprise you to learn that some believers push the local church to the side. But at CBC we still believe the local church was instituted by Christ and directed to maintain until His return.


We Support Our Troops

Both past and present! Those who serve or have served are present in and have a special welcome in our church.


Priesthood of the Believer

We accept and practice the priesthood of the believer. There is one mediator ONLY between God and man, and that is Christ Jesus. Each of us, because of His work, can now go boldly before the thrown of God.