Statement of Faith
The following are the core beliefs of Calvary Independent Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God
We believe that there is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father, in His imminent return to rapture the Church, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and great glory to rule and reign for a thousand years.
We believe that the Holy Spirit carries out the ministries of restraining evil in the world, convicting people of sin, righteousness, and judgment; regenerating and indwelling all believers; baptizing them into the body of Christ; sealing them unto the day of redemption; and empowering them to live for and serve the Lord.
We believe that some gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent and intended for use in the ministry of the church. Other gifts were temporary and given for the founding of the church. (These included the gifts of apostles, prophecy, miracles, healing, tongues and the interpretation of tongues. At the same time, we affirm that God continues to perform miracles and healings as He wills.)
We believe that man was created by God in His own image and that Adam sinned and thereby incurred the judgment of God in both physical death and spiritual death which is eternal separation from God.
We believe that the only way to be forgiven of our sin and restored to fellowship with God is through repentance and faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of the saved to everlasting life in a new heaven and new earth, and the resurrection of the lost to everlasting condemnation in the Lake of Fire.