What We Believe

The Scriptures
The Holy Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God and is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. All Scripture is a testimony to Jesus Christ 
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21).

Sovereign God
There is only one living and true God who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three Persons and yet one God. He is worthy of our highest love, reverence, and obedience
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6).

God the Son
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who identified Himself completely with mankind yet was without sin. He was born of a virgin and is fully God and fully man 
(Luke 1:26-55; John 1:1-14; Philippians 2:5-11).

Sin
When man sinned against God, all of humanity was condemned, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death and eternal separation from God 
(Genesis 3; Romans 3:23; 5:18-19; 6:23).

Salvation
Because of God’s great love for people, He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. Jesus was raised from the dead with a glorified body and then ascended into Heaven. Salvation is by God’s grace through faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior 
(Isaiah 53:5; John 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:6-10; 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9).

Service
The local church consists of followers of Jesus Christ who lovingly serve one another, serve the community, and share the Gospel with people until Jesus returns 
(Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; I Corinthians 12:12-26; Ephesians 1:22-23).

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ Himself will return for His Church. Believers will spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord 
(Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 4:16-18).

Calvary Baptist Church is as member of the Southern Baptist Convention, and holds to Southern Baptist beliefs detailed in the Baptist Faith and Message (revised in 2000). Click on the following links to learn more about Southern Baptists and our beliefs:

† The official Southern Baptist Convention web site 
† More information about the Southern Baptist Convention 
The Baptist Faith & Message