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Calvary Faith Baptist Church

"Taking the love of Christ to the Heart of North Carolina"

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What We Believe. . .
 
About the Bible

...in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the whole Bible; that it is to be taken literally and that it is the sole authority for faith and practice.

...in the preservation of God's Word through the Hebrew Masoretic Text for the Old Testament and the Greek Textus Receptus for the New Testament.

...that the best English translation is the King James Version.

 

About God

...that God exists as a literal, eternal, holy Being Who chooses to manifest Himself as three separate but equal Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has self-willed that these Persons be mutually cooperative so that the Spirit can be subject to the Son and the Son subject to the Father without violating Either's position as God.

...that the Godhead has willed that the Son have a unique standing as Savior of the lost, Bridegroom and Head of the Church (saved people; hereafter implied), and Judge of all things in the future Kingdom.

 

About Creation

...that God created the world and its original living things including man in six literal twenty-four hour days, and that the earth is relatively young. Since then He has permitted mankind to exercise dominion over creation and allowed creation itself to interact so that new variations now exist.

 

About Salvation

...that mankind is sinful by nature and by choice, unable to change this fact or to save himself, and therefore needs a Savior.

...that Jesus Christ is that Savior having died for the sins of all mankind. His salvation is offered by grace, accepted by faith, and needs no additions such as good works, religious formalities or rituals.

...that man was created morally responsible, therefore he can accept or refuse God's grace in salvation.

...that the person who accepts salvation is sealed by the Holy Spirit eternally so that he/she cannot lose his/her salvation, and is enabled by the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life no longer dominated by sin.

...that the person who refuses salvation has no other means of being righteous before God and upon death remains lost without a second chance to be saved.

...in the reality of life after death in either heaven or hell; the saved dead go to heaven, the unsaved dead go to hell.

 

About the Church

...that the local church is God's agency for carrying out the Great Commission. This does not preclude the work of, or church's use of, parachurch organizations, but such organizations must not supercede the local church's authority or role.

...that there are only two Biblical church ordinances -- baptism and the Lord's Supper -- and that the local church is solely authorized to administer them. Both are symbolic rather than sacramental, both memorialize the Lord's earthly experience, and both bear witness to the believer's relationship with Christ.

...in the pretribulational rapture of the Church, the concurrent Tribulation Period, the premillennial return of Christ, and His subsequent world-wide millennial reign. The Church will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ following the rapture; unbelievers will be judged at the Great White Throne judgement following Christ's millennial reign.

...that Christ bestows spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit to every believer upon salvation for the purpose of service and that He likewise bestows the gifts of pastor-teacher and evangelist to men of His calling for the purpose of perfecting the saints.

...that sign gifts or miracle gifts were authentic in the Old Testament and early New Testament periods, but were only for confirming God's work or will for mankind. These sign gifts, including the use of tongues and healing, ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and the apostolic period closed.

...that the doctrinal tenents of Calvinism, Arminianism, and Romanism, while partly grounded in Scripture and well-intended, are as a whole unbiblical.

...that the Church is called to a sacred fellowship with God through Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God so that her members whether personally or corporately are called to separation from persons or organizations that compromise through liberalism, modernism, neo-evangelicalism, ecumenism, or the modern charismatic movement.

 

About Believers

...that the believer is Scripturally obligated to live in moral and spiritual purity, and to rely upon the Lord and Biblically sound means for earthly provisions, thus denying materialism, covetousness, and any other such worldy motives.