What We Believe
LIFE’S GREATEST QUESTIONS
Can I KNOW God? Can I Have a REAL Relationship with Him? Can I spend eternity with Him AFTER I DIE? Is heaven REAL? Is HELL real?
The Bible clearly teaches that you CAN KNOW GOD! You CAN have a REAL relationship with Him.
You can spend ETERNITY in HEAVEN with God!
BUT….THERE’S A PROBLEM.
The Bible also tells us that we have ALL sinned….
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
That word “sin” means “to miss the mark.” Every person has at some point in their life deliberately disobeyed God.
SO WHAT??? I SINNED….what’s the BIG DEAL?
It is a HUGE deal….The Bible clearly tells us that there is a PENALTY for our sin. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23b)
A wage is a payment… The payment for your sin is DEATH and separation from God in a place that the Bible calls the Lake of Fire.
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelations 20:14)
THE BOTTOM LINE….
Unless the penalty for sin is PAID, and YOUR sins are FORGIVEN…you will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.
IS THERE GOOD NEWS HERE???
JESUS paid the Penalty for your sin.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
The word “commendeth” means “proved.” God proved His love for you by giving His own Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for your sins.
Jesus DIED on the cross, was BURIED and ROSE AGAIN. (I Corinthians 15:1-5) AND….He shed HIS BLOOD to forgive YOUR sins!
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” (Colossians 1:14)
OK…so WHAT DO I DO NOW?
BELIEVE on Jesus Today…..AND….your sins will be FORGIVEN. You will be SAVED from the penalty of your sin.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED.” (Romans 10:9)
To believe on Jesus Christ as Saviour means to believe that He died for you, paid the price for your sin, and is the ONLY way to have your sins FORGIVEN.
IF you TRULY BELIEVE that, you can express your belief on Jesus by CALLING on Him today.
“For whosoever shall CALL upon the name of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED.” (Romans 10:13)
“Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died on the cross and paid the penalty for my sin. I believe that You rose from the dead three days later. I am placing my faith in You alone to forgive my sin and save me. Thank You for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.”
If you have believed in Jesus today and called on Him to save you, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us by any of the means available on this website.
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe that God not only inspired every word, but that He has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people; it is the only version used in teaching and preaching at CBC. (Psalm 12:6–7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21)
We believe in one God; who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance; yet manifests Himself to man in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4)
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Savior of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin-born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father and is now waiting for the time of receiving His church at the rapture, which is followed by His return seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years. (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19, 2:2; I John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind; however, we believe He has a special ministry that began at Pentecost and will continue until the rapture. This ministry includes reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:2; John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13)
Sin and Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire. (Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14)
The New Testament Church
We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and communion. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Timothy 3:4-15)
The Last Days
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of 1,000 years. Following this one thousand year reign is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and new earth. (I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22)
Experience Calvary Baptist
The best way to experience Calvary Baptist is by visiting us for one of our weekly services. We want to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to join us this week for church!
9:00 AM | Early Service (no child care provided)
10:30 AM | Morning Service
5:30 PM | Evening Service
6:00 PM | Youth Group Meets
6:30 PM | Bible Study, Prayer and Master Clubs