The King James Version shall be the official Bible used in all teachings and preaching at Calvary Baptist Church. We believe that the King James Version is the perfectly preserved translation of the original autograph containing the entirety of the word of God.
God – We believe that there is one and only one, true and living God, whose name is Jehovah, the Creator and Supreme ruler of all Heaven and Earth. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:2-3; John 1:1; Hebrews 1:1-3)
Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Christ was born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as our sinless representation, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that Jesus Christ ascended physically to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father, where He fulfills for the ministry of High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate. (John 1:1-2; 3:16; 11:27; Hebrews 2:9-18)
Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and the Son, and of the same nature and substance, that He convicts men of sin, righteousness, judgment, and bears witness to the truth. The Holy Spirit is the agent of new birth, that He seals permanently, endue, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:14-27)
We believe that because of universal death through sin, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born again. No degree of reformation, no attainment in morality or culture, no baptism or other ordinance, however administered, can help a sinner go to Heaven. The initiation of salvation is through the Holy Spirit and not man. (John 3:1-7; 16-18; Ephesians 2:8-10)
It is positionally complete for every saved person, because their position toward God is identical with Christ’s position, since the believer “is in Christ.”
There is a progressive sanctification, wherein the Christian is to “grow in grace.”
We believe that the child of God will yet be fully sanctified when they shall see their Lord face to face and shall “be like Him.” We do not believe that the speaking in tongues is an indication of sanctification. (2 Corinthians 3:18-7:1; Ephesians 4:24; 5:25-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 14:19)
We believe that all who have been truly born again by the Spirit of God through faith in Christ are eternally secure. (John 10:29-30; Acts 13:38-39; Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 1:6)
We further believe that all Christians should separate themselves from the modern social issues of abortion and homosexuality. We accept the literal teachings on both of these subjects and believe them to be sin. (Leviticus 18:1-30; Psalms 127:8; 139:14-16; Isaiah 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5)
We believe in the absolute separation of church and state. (Matthew 22:21)
We believe the local church to be an assembly of born again believers of like faith and practice, baptized by immersion, united for the evangelism of the world, and for the edification of the saints, and the worship of God. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 5:23-27)
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes again. Wherein the symbols are bread and the fruit of the vine, and that it depicts the believer’s constant dependency upon Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
We believe that future events will take place in the following order: the Rapture of the Church, the Great Tribulation on earth, the Millennial Reign of Christ, the Great White Throne judgment, and All Things New. (Daniel 12; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 5:13-17; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21)
We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell as spoken of in the Scriptures. (Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; 16:23; Revelation 20:11-15) We do not accept the doctrines of annihilation of souls, soul sleep, purgatory, or reincarnation as possible eternal destinies.