What We Believe
Jesus is the center of what we do and believe. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful Name. Our past, present, and future is centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to exalt His Name.
We believe in the absolute oneness of God. Calvary Apostolic Church is rooted in the Biblical tradition that there is only one God. We are a body of believers committed to the doctrine that the Bible is infallible. We stand firmly planted upon the Scripture’s statements about the nature and sovereignty of God. Deuteronomy 6:4 states "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one".
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. In Christ Jesus all the fullness of God dwells and it is only through Him that we might obtain eternal salvation (Colossians 2:9). We believe that the God of all creation was manifested in the flesh (John 10:30) and that His identity as the LORD of the Old Testament cannot be separated from His identity as the Christ of the New Testament.
About the Holy Spirit
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). Because God is omnipresent (all places), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipotent (all powerful) we believe that He serves as our Creator in the Old Testament, our Redeemer in Christ, and our Resurrection in the Holy Spirit as One. God is undivided and therefore His identity as the Holy Spirit cannot be divorced from His identity as Creator or Redeemer. According to (Romans 8:9) whether we call Him the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, or Christ Himself in us, they are all One and the same—the Holy Spirit is God above us all, through us all, and in us all as believers.
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. That is to say, we believe that there are no mistakes or misgivings in the Scriptures. Comprised of 66 books, written by more than 40 different authors over the course of thousands of years, when brought together the Bible is a harmony of excellence dictating to its reader the message of God’s unwavering love and faithfulness.
Humanity is created in the image of God and designed to have fellowship with their Creator. We have also been given the gift of making the free-will decision of whether or not we want to have that fellowship with God. After the first sin committed by the first man and woman in the Garden of Eden (Adam and Eve), mankind experienced a spiritual fall from grace Christ’s death on the cross served as atonement for all of humanity’s countless sins and granted us access to the presence of God once again. Because He took our place, we can now have fellowship with Him once again.
About Following Christ
We believe the words of Christ in the Gospel of John when He said, “unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Repentance, Water baptism, and Spirit baptism are the fundamental principles of committing to a life of following Christ. Peter preached the first sermon to the first congregation of the church on the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts. When they asked him, “what must we do to be saved?” He answered them like this: “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).