WHAT WE BELIEVE
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WE BELIEVE that 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; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all. WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching. His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascention into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. WE AWAIT the pre-tribunal rapture of the church, and we believe the the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be personal, pre-millenial and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service and diligent study of God's Word.
WE BELIEVE in the person and work of the Holy Spirit who indwells, seals and empowers every believer, baptizing them into the Body of Christ. We further believe that the Holy Spirit will come upon any believer who asks in faith, enabling them to preach the Gospel in power. We also believe all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures are valid for today if they are exercised withn the scriptural guidelines. We believe love is more important than all gifts and without love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
WE REJECT doctrinal viewpoints or spiritual phenomena which are based solely on experience. We look to the Word of God for the basis of all our faith and practice
Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our desire is to know Christ and to 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 the doctrinal differences that have led to division in the Body of Christ.
We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is his (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we posses and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
WORSHIP OF GOD SHOULD BE SPIRITUAL
Therefore, we remain flexible and yielding to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
WORSHIP SHOULD BE INSPIRATIONAL
Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
WORSHIP SHOULD BE INTELLIGENT
Therefore, we place great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
WORSHIP OF GOD SHOULD BE FRUITFUL
Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly worshipped Him.
Want to know more about what we believe?
Check out these articles written by our pastor, Paul Boutan: