In order to identify Calvary Chapel as conservative in theology, and evangelical in spirit, we set forth this general statement of fundamental beliefs:
WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of Gods Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
WE BELIEVE it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
Here are some book resources in PDF format that are available to download.
- Answers For Today
- Calvary Chapel Distinctives
- Calvinism, Arminianism And The Word of God
- Charisma vs. Charismania
- Effective Prayer Life
- Foxes Book of Martyrs
- Living Water
- The Five Points of Calvinism Weighed and Found Wanting
- The Tribulation And The Church
- Why Grace Changes Everything
- Christian Family Relationships
- What the World is Coming To
- Things I Learned From My Pastor
- The Philosophy of Ministry of Calvary Chapel
- The Gospel According to Grace
- The Claims of Christ
- On Being a Servant of God
- Comfort for Those Who Mourn