Exalting Christ Through the Ministry of the Word
Calvary is a fellowship of believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our pursuit is to exalt and serve Him forever through the equipping and edifying of the saints and the evangelization of the lost. Equipped as individual members of His body we seek to serve one another, provoking one another to love and good works, and to reach others with the good news of Christ. God’s Word is our final authority and the means through which the Lord equips and edifies the church. Our desire is to Exalt Christ through the ministry of the Word.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures, consisting of 66 books which constitute the Old and New Testaments, the Word of God, the inerrant, complete and unalterable special revelation of God, and our final authority (Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He came that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 2, 14; Romans 3:23, 25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2:24; 1 John 2:2). We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-19; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who in this present age convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who regenerates and baptizes into the body of Christ those who believe; and who indwells and seals them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14). We believe the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth and it is the privilege of believers to be filled with, and their duty to walk in, the Holy Spirit (John 16:13; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27).
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God; in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and man is totally depraved and unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
Salvation and Security
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for all people and all who trust Him are saved by grace through faith on the ground of His shed blood, accepted in the beloved, kept by God’s power, and thus secure in Christ forever (John 1:12; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Ephesians 1:7; 1:8-10; 1 Peter 1:5, 18-19).
We believe the Church is the body and bride of Christ. It is the spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of the present age (Acts 2:1-13; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:13-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Hebrews 9:16-17). We believe the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
We believe the triune God, by a free act and for His own glory, without the use of existing materials or secondary causes, brought into being – immediately and instantaneously in six literal days by the word of His mouth – the whole visible and invisible universe (Genesis 1:1-27; Exodus 20:8-11; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 104:25-26; Isaiah 40:21-31; John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:16-17).
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment, and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelations 20:5-6, 12-13; Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15).