Our Statement of Faith (with FAQ’s below)
We believe there is one true and living GOD who eternally exists in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. We believe that this triune God created, upholds and governs all things.
We believe THE BIBLE to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts.
We believe in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect and absolute in Holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and hell all who come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
We believe in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son and Messiah. We believe in His deity, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.
We believe in the HOLY SPIRIT and His present ministry indwelling and empowering every believer to live godly lives. We believe He is God’s seal of our redemption and an abiding helper, teacher and guide who gave gifts to strengthen His people, the church.
We believe all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice and are under judgment, and that God saves and regenerates by His Spirit all who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
We believe the CHURCH is the living, spiritual body of Jesus Christ on earth, of which He is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members.
We believe the only true basis of Christian unity is CHRIST’S LOVE, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians.
We believe the Lord Jesus committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (called communion). We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all followers of Christ.
We believe in the actual, visible RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST to earth, the resurrection of the dead, the establishment of His Kingdom, the last judgment, the eternal blessing of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.
We believe MARRIAGE was designed by God as set forth in the Bible and is therefore sacred. We believe that God instituted monogamous, covenantal marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. We therefore recognize and perform marriage in accordance with God’s sacred design revealed in Scripture.
We believe that “THE APOSTLES’ CREED” embodies the fundamental truths of Christian faith.
All pastors, elders, deacons and other leaders at Calvary Georgetown Divide affirm their full agreement with this Statement of Faith.
Membership at Calvary Georgetown Divide is based on agreement with this Statement of Faith.
FAQ’s: Where we stand on sensitive, controversial or wayward movements affecting churches