by my Spirit says the Lord
Calvary Community Church
2031 B Street | Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-287-4659 | email@example.com
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Statement of Faith
Calvary Community has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We desire to become a community of believers committed to God and His Word by living like Jesus through the power of His Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such only to their overemphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
∑ We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christís Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess (Phil. 2:1-2) and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians (1 John 3:10-16).
∑ We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us on how He should be worshipped (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 4:1-2).
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to the individualís life leading that person to a greater maturity in Christ (Eph. 4:11-12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
∑ We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
∑ We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him (Luke 6:43-44; John 13:35).
∑ We believe worship of God should be spiritual (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
∑ We believe Godís word is inerrant and that the Bible is the true inspired, infallible Word of God as originally written (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
∑ We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7, Deut. 6:4).
∑ We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1-2:2).
∑ We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that he was born of a virgin (Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross (1 John 2:2), was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8), ascended back to the right hand of God the father (Mark 16:19), and ever lives to make intercession for us (Rom.8:27; Heb. 7:24-25).
∑ After Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts1:9), He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4), enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world; an obligation shared by all believers today (Matt 28:19-20).
∑ We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin (Rom. 3:23; Is. 59:2), but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). When a person repents (Acts 3:19) and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-11), trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14), all of his/her sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9), and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
∑ We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures (1 Cor. 12:1-11), and that they are valid for today and are to be exercised within scriptural guidelines. We, as believers, are to earnestly desire the best gifts (1 Cor. 12:27-31), seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified (1 Cor. 14:12). We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless (1 Cor. 13).
∑ We believe that the church government should be simplistic, rather than a complex bureaucracy, and that we depend on God through the Holy Spirit to lead rather than on fleshly promotion (Acts 6:3; Eph. 1:22).
∑ We await the pre-tribulation rapture of the church (1 Thes. 4:13-18, 5:9; Matt. 24), and we believe that the Second Coming of Christ (Matt. 24:44; 25:31; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:51-52) with His saints to rule the earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to be watchful, ready, and waiting for our Lordís soon return by growing in obedience to the Word of God. To believe in the imminent return of Jesus we will live more holy, pure and obedient lives on earth (1 John 3:3).
∑ In our regular services, we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship (John 4:23-24), prayer (Matt. 6:5-13; 1 Thes. 5:17) and both expositional and topical teaching of the Word of God (2 Tim. 4:2). We believe the exercise of any spiritual gift needs to be done decently and in order. God will not interrupt Himself through the exercise of a spiritual gift (1 Cor. 13-14). The exercise of Spiritual gifts will Glorify God and personally edify the believer.
∑ We reject the following beliefs or practices; (1) Born again believers can be demon possessed (Matt. 12:24-30; 1 Cor. 6:19, 10:20; 2 Cor. 6:14-16), (2) That a born again believer is not eternally secure (John 3, 1 John 5:4), (3) five point Calvinism (i.e. a fatalistic Calvinistic view that leaves no room for free will; specifically, we reject the belief that Christís atonement was limited; instead, we believe that He died for all people; and we reject the assertion that Godís wooing grace cannot be resisted or that God has elected some people to go to hell; instead, we believe that anyone who wills to come to Christ may do so) (John 3:16; 2 Pet. 3:9; 1 John 2:1-2), (4) positive confession (the faith movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to manís will) (2 Cor. 12:7-10), (5) prophecy that supersedes Scripture (Deut. 13:1-4; Gal.1:6-9), (6) the incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology and philosophy into Biblical teaching (1 Cor 2; 1 Cor 3:19-20), and (7) the overemphasis of the spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching (Deut. 13:1-4; Matt 12:38-42; 1 Cor. 13-14).
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Sunday | 10:00 AM at 2031 B Street
Wednesday | 7:00 PM