Doctrinal Statements

Calvary Baptist Church is:

Independent – Not part of any convention, or national organization

Fundamental – Believe the entire Bible literally


We believe the whole Bible to be the Word of God: that it was inspired verbally by the Holy Spirit, and therefore a reliable guide upon which to base man’s hopes of time and eternity. II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:19-21 For reasons of unity within the church and textual reliability we choose to use the King James Version of the Bible.


We believe in God eternally existent in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That these three Persons have the same nature and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence and obedience. That God exists as a rational, self-conscious, self-determining moral being. Also that He possesses the attributes of immutability, omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence. Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7; I John 1:1-4


We accept the Genesis account of creation and thereby believe that man was created by the Godhead in the state of innocence. That by his voluntary transgression fell, thus corrupting the stream of humanity at its fountainhead. We believe the whole of mankind is totally depraved and is in dire need of redemption from an outside source. Jeremiah 17:9; Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 3:23


We believe in the personality of Satan. That he is the unholy god of this age, and the leader of all the forces of evil and of the powers of darkness. That he is destined to the eternal lake of fire; a just and righteous judgment at the hands of God. Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10


We believe Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, as no other. That He was both the Son of God and God the Son. That He was crucified, and buried, and rose from the grave the third day and is now seated at the right hand of God, thus becoming the author and finisher of man’s salvation. We believe Him to be qualified in every way to be a suitable, compassionate, and all-sufficient Savior. We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through faith in Jesus Christ, recognizing His death on the cross to be substitutionary. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; Philippians 2:7; Isaiah 53:4-7; Romans 5:1; Acts 13:39; Romans 8:1-2


We believe it is the privilege of every believer who has been born again by the Spirit of God through faith in Jesus Christ, to be assured of their salvation at the time they take Him as their personal Savior. That eternal life is their present possession based not upon their own worthiness, but upon the finished work of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Word of God. John 5:24; Philippians 1:6; Luke 10:20; Romans 8:33-39; I Timothy 1:12; I John 5:13


We believe there is a vast difference in the terms “righteous” and “wicked.” That ONLY those who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, through faith in the Son of God are deemed righteous by God, and those who continue in their unbelieving and unrepentant state are held as wicked in His esteem. We believe this distinction will remain unchanged after death; believing also in the everlasting, conscious suffering of the wicked. Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:17-18; Romans 6:23; Proverbs 14:32; Matthew 25:34-46; John 8:21; Revelation 22:11


We believe that Christian baptism is a commandment of the Lord for the believer to be immersed in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful way, an emblem of his faith in the crucified, and buried and risen Savior, with its effect in his death to sin and his rising to newness of life in Christ. We believe the Lord’s supper is a commemoration of the death of Christ until he comes again, and should be preceded always by self-examination. Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-28; Luke 22:19-20


We believe in the Rapture of the Church and the personal, pre-tribulational return of Jesus Christ. John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16; James 5:8; Hebrews 9:28; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Isaiah 11:45; Psalm 72:8; Revelation 20:6; Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:32


We believe the Local Church is a congregation of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship in the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges given by Him. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from interference from outside organizations or individuals, recognizing Christ as the one and only superintendent. We believe that it is Scriptural for true churches to cooperate with one another in contending for the faith, but that each local church is the sole judge in its methods and measures of cooperation. Acts 2:38-47; Acts 11:26; Hebrews 10:25; Philippians 1:5; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 20:7; I Timothy 3:15; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:11-6; I Corinthians 12:25-31; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 15:22; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18; Colossians 2:19; Acts 16:5; Romans 16:4; Romans 16:16; I Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 8:19; Jude 3; Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:1-6


We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 2:24, 19:5, 13, 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1: 26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4) We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23)


We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the physical or mental well-being of the mother are acceptable (Job 3:16; Ps. 51:5; 139:14-16; Isa. 44:24; 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44).


We believe God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. We believe that God’s legal guidelines for divorce were reluctant and given only because of man’s sinful nature. Although divorce and remarried persons or divorced persons may hold positions of service in the church and be greatly used of God for Christian service, we believe Scripture prohibits them from holding the offices of Pastor or Deacon (Mal. 2:14-17; Matt. 19:3-12; Rom. 7:1-3; 1 Tim 3:2,12; Titus 1:6).

God’s Plan of Salvation

Are you 100% sure that if you died today, you would go to Heaven?  

You can know for sure!

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”  I John 5:13  

Everyone has sinned.

“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”    Romans 3:23

Our sin causes death and separation from God.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”    Romans 6:23

“Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”    Revelation 20:15

God sent His Only Begotten Son to die for us.  

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16  

The perfect One, Jesus Christ, died and rose again for our sins.

“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He arose again…”     I Corinthians 15:3-4b

“Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.”     I Peter 3:18a

In order to be saved from hell, we must completely believe (trust, rely upon) Jesus Christ.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.”     John 1:12

 “He that hath the Son hath life; and He that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”     I John 5:12

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”   John 14:6

Call upon the Lord in prayer to save your soul!

“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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Romans 10:9-13