About CCjaxNC Calvary Church | Jacksonville, NC

Statement of Faith

The Bible is inspired by God and is “the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.”
2 Timothy 3:15-17 / 1 Thessalonians 2:13 / 2 Peter 1:21

There is only one true God who exists as a Trinity.
Deuteronomy 6:4 / Isaiah 43:10,11 / Matthew 28:19 / Luke 3:22

Jesus Christ is the Son of God and, as the second person of the Trinity, is God.
Matthew 1:23 / 1 Corinthians 5:3 / Hebrews 1:3

Man was created good by God but was separated from God through original sin.
Genesis 1:26, 27 / Genesis 2:17 / Genesis 3:6 / Romans 5:12-19

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:3 / Romans 8:16 / Ephesians 4:24

There are two ordinances. Believer’s baptism by immersion is a declaration to the world that the believer has died and been raised together with Christ, becoming a new creation. The Lord’s Supper is a symbol expressing the believer’s sharing in the divine nature of Christ, a memorial of Christ’s suffering and death, and a prophecy of Christ’s second coming.
Matthew 28:19 / Mark 16:16 / Acts 10:47, 48 / Romans 6:4

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate and subsequent experience following conversion. Spirit baptism brings empowerment to live an overcoming Christian life and to be an effective witness.
Luke 24:49 / Acts 1:4 / Acts 1:8 / 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Speaking in Tongues is the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:4 / 1 Corinthians 12:4-10 / 1 Corinthians 12:28

Sanctification is “an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God”. It occurs when the believer identifies with, and has faith in, Christ in his death and resurrection. It is understood to be a process in that it requires continual yielding to the Holy Spirit.
Romans 12:1,2 / 1 Thessalonians 5:23 / Hebrews 13:12

The Church’s mission is to seek and save all who are lost in sin; the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of all people who accept Christ, regardless of Christian denomination.
Matthew 28:19,20 / 1 Corinthians 12:13 / Ephesians 4:11-16

Divine healing of the sick is provided for in the atonement.
Isaiah 53:4,5 / Matthew 8:16,17 / James 5:14-16

The ‘imminent and blessed hope’ of the Church is its rapture preceding the bodily return of Christ to earth.
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / Romans 8:23 / Titus 2:13 / 1 Corinthians 15:51,52

The rapture of the Church will be followed by the visible return of Christ and his reign on earth for a thousand years.
Revelation 1:7 / Romans 11:26,27 / Isaiah 11:6-9

There will be a final judgment and eternal damnation for the ‘wicked dead’.
Matthew 25:46 / Mark 9:43-48 / Revelation 19:20 / Revelation 21:8

There will be a future new heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2 Peter 3:13 / Revelation 21 & 22