The Calvary Chapel Church has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship
of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences
that have led to the division of the body of Christ.
there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in
power and glory;
this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3)
We Believe that the scriptures of the Old
and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word
of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed. We believe that
the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures and is sufficient for life and godliness. We
believe that the King James Version of
the Bible is the most accurate translation from the original ancient text. It is from this translation that we establish our
doctrine and Statement of Faith. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17;
Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21).
in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal
Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears
and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy
1:17; Titus 1:3).
Believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin
birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven,
perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians
15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).
in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the
Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry
all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians
3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14).
We Believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding
helper, teacher, and guide. (John 16:13, 14:16-17 and
16:8-11; Romans 8:26).
We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit
according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12-14. (1 Corinthians 14)
that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God saves and regenerates
based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5).
We Believe in the universal church, the living spiritual
body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)
We Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ
instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord's Supper. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance
of marriage. (Matthew 19:4-5 and John 2:1-11)
We Believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to
earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing
of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked. (Matthew
16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)
Believe in a literal Heaven and a
literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the
Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23;
1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)
We Believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church
where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation
that will come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18,
5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14)
in the creation and God as the Creator.
We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement
and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the
basic structure of human society. For this reason homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations”
are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God. Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies between
two individuals of the same sex. It will not condone or recognize such same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships
even if the state passes laws that provide for recognition of such unions.
We Believe that marriage is exclusively
the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic female sanctioned by the state and evidenced by a marriage ceremony. We
also believe that legitimate biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities such
as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, pre-marital sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, transgenderism, bisexuality,
cross-dressing, pedophilia and bestiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious
behavior, the creation, viewing and/or distribution of pornography and efforts to alter one’s physical gender or gender
related appearance are incompatible with a true biblical witness. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3 and
7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)