Statement of Faith & What We Believe

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Statement of Faith

Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest 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 are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess. Therefore, it is only through His love that we have the right to claim ourselves as Christians. 


About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 3:19; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14;
I Peter 1:2

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
John 1:12; John II:27,28; John 14:6; Romans 5:1; Romans 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5

About Mankind

We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates us from God.
Genesis 1:21; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a & 59:12; Romans 3:23

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and
power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 5:24; John 10:27-29; II Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 7:25; I Peter 1:3-5;
I John 5:11,12

About Eternity

We all were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.
Matthew 25:41; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
John 14:16,17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all, by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22,23; John 1:1-5,14; John 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11;
Romans 1:3,4; I Corinthians 15:3,4; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13;
Hebrews 4:14,15

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Psalm 12:6; Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5-6; II Timothy 1:13; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21

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