Calvary Baptist Church | 97 Connecticut 165, Preston, CT | (860)887-3245
Concerning the Scriptures:
We believe in the Holy Scriptures, and accept fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God. We believe that the word of God is verbally inspired in all parts, our infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. 2Tim.3:16, 2Pet.1:21.
Concerning the True God:
When believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Jn.1:1-2; I Tim.3:16, Mt.3:16
The Father is recognized as God, I Pet. 1:2 and is all the fullness of the Godhead invisible. John 1:18.
The Son is recognized as God, Heb. 1:8 and is all the fullness of the Godhead manifested in the flesh, Jn.1:14.
The Holy Spirit is recognized by God Acts 5:3-4 and is the fullness of the Godhead acting upon
man, convicting him of sin, Jn.16:12-15.
Concerning Jesus Christ:
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His shed blood for the atonement, His death, His descent into hell, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, our Intercessor, and coming King. Mt.1:18, Rom.5:6-11, Rev.1:18, 6:6
Concerning the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life. We believe the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, abides in the believer forever, the Spirit of Truth, our Teacher (John 14), our Guarantee of salvation by His seal of promise (Eph 1:13). He will reprove the world of sin, righteousness and of judgment. And “He shall glorify Me”. Jn. 15; 16:14
Concerning the Fall of Man:
We believe that all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost and have within themselves no possible means of salvation. Gen.3, Rom.3:10-19
We believe in salvation by grace through faith; that salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue or works of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: that all believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. Eph.2:8:9, Jn.3:16, Rom.8:28:29
We believe in the existence of Satan, the deceiver and God of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore his final doom is certain. Rev.12:9, Jn. 16:11, IICor.4:4
Concerning the Rapture of the Church:
We believe in the pre-tribulation of the church. Christ will return for His Bride, the Church, before the seven year tribulation, (the 70th week of Daniel). IThes.4:16-17, ICor.15:51-57
Concerning the Second Coming:
We believe in the Second Coming of Christ; that His return from heaven will be bodily, visible, and glorious. Jesus will set up His Kingdom after the tribulation period and reign for a thousand years on earth, from the New Jerusalem. Rev.21
Concerning the Resurrection:
We believe that the spirits of the saved at death go immediately in Heaven; at the rapture (IThes. 4) their bodies will be raised, their works will be judged (ICor.3), and rewards determined. That the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the Great White Throne judgment, at which time their bodies will be raised from the grave, judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment. Rev.20:11-15