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Our Doctrines



We Believe:


 1.  that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God," by which we
understand
     the whole of the Book called the Bible; nor do we take the statement in the
     sense in which it is sometimes foolishly said that works of human genius
     are inspired, but in the sense that the Holy Spirit gave the very Words of the
     sacred writings to holy men of old: that His divine inspiration is not in
     different degrees, but extends equally and fully to all parts of these writings,
     historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical, and to the smallest word, and
     inflection of a word, provided such word is found in the original manuscripts
     (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Mark 12:26, 13:11;
     Acts 1:16, 2:5).


 2.  that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, The Father, The Son,
     The Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, having precisely the
     same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same
     homage, confidence and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:14;
     Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3;
     Revelation 1:4-6).


 3.   that man, originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, fell
      from his high and holy estate by eating the forbidden fruit, and as the
      consequences of his disobedience, the threatened penalty of death was
      then and there inflicted, so that his moral nature was not only grievously
      injured by the fall, but he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in
      trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the Devil
      (Genesis 1:26, 2:17; John 5:40, 6:54; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 5:6;
      1 John 3:8).

 4.  that this spiritual death, or total corruption of human nature, has been
      transmitted to the entire race of man, the man Christ Jesus alone excepted;
      and hence every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature which
      not only possesses no spark of divine life, but is essentially and
      unchangeably bad, being enmity against God, and incapable by any
      educational process whatever of subjection to His law (Genesis 6:5;
      Psalm 14:1-3, 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6; Romans 5:12-19, 8:6-7).

 5.  that, owing to this universal depravity and death in sin, no one can enter
      the Kingdom of God unless born again; and that no degree of reformation,
      however great; no attainment in morality, however high; no culture, how-
      ever attractive; no humanitarian and philanthropic schemes and societies,
      however useful; no baptism or other ordinance, however administered, can
      help the nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit
      through the Word, is absolutely essential to salvation (Isaiah 64:6;
      John 3:5, 18; Galatians 6:16; Philippians 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:8;
      1 Peter 1:23).

 6.  that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord
      Jesus Christ, Who was made to be sin, and made a curse, for us, dying in
      our room instead, and that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good
      resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations
      of any church, or of all the churches that have existed since the days of the
      Apostles, can add in the very least to the value of that precious blood, or to
      the merit of that finished work, wrought for us by Him Who united in His
      person true and proper divinity with perfect and sinless humanity
      (Leviticus 17:11; Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:6-19; 2 Corinthians 5:21;
      Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).









 7.   that Christ, in the fullness of the blessings He has secured by His
       obedience unto death, is received by faith alone, and that the moment we
       trust in Him as our Savior we pass out of death into everlasting life, being
       justified from all things, accepted before the Father according to the
       measure of His acceptance, loved as He is loved, and having His place
       and  portion, as linked to Him, and one with Him forever (John 5:24, 17:23;
       Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:4-6; 1 John 4:17, 5:11-12).

 8.   that it is the privilege not only of some, but of all who are born again by the
       Spirit through faith in Christ as revealed in the Scriptures, to be assured of
       their salvation from the very day they take Him as their Savior; and that
       this assurance is not founded upon any fancied discovery of their own
       worthiness; but wholly upon the testimony of God in His written Word,
       exciting within His children filial love, gratitude, and obedience
       (Luke 10:20, 12:32; John 6:47; Romans 8:38; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-9;
       2 Timothy 1:12; 1 John 5:13).

 9.   that all the Scriptures, from first to last, center about our Lord Jesus Christ,
       in His person and work, in His first and second coming, and hence that no
       chapter even of the Old Testament is properly read or understood until it
       leads to Him; and moreover, that all the Scriptures from first to last,
       including every chapter even of the Old Testament, were designed for our
       practical instruction (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 17:2-3, 18:28,
       26:22-23, 28:23; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11).

10.  that the Church is composed of all who are united by the Holy Spirit to the
       risen and ascended Son of God, that by the same Spirit we are all
       baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, and thus being
       members one of another, we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit
       in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and
       denominational bigotry, and loving one another with a pure heart fervently
       (Matthew 16;16-18; Acts 2:32-47; Romans 12;5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27;
       Ephesians 1:23; 4:3-10; Colossians 3:14-15).

11.  that the Holy Spirit, not as an influence, but as a Divine Person, the
       source, and power of all acceptable Service and Worship, is our abiding
       Comforter and Helper, that He never takes His departure from the Church
       nor from the feeblest of saints, but is ever present to testify of Christ,
       seeking to occupy us with Him, and not with ourselves nor with our
       experiences (John 7:38-39, 14:16-17, 15:26, 16:13-14; Acts 1:8;
       Romans 8-9; Philippians 3:3).

12.  that we are called with a holy calling to walk, not after the flesh, but after
       the Spirit, and so to live in the Spirit that we should not fulfill the lusts of
       the flesh; but the flesh being still in us to the end of our earthly pilgrimage,
       needs to be kept constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest
       its presence to the dishonor of His name (Romans 8:12-13, 13:14;
       Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16;
       1 John 3:5-9).








13.  that the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for
       salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there
       remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming,
       when the soul and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in
       glory; but the souls of the unbelievers remain after death in conscious
       misery until the judgment of the great white throne, at the close of the
       Millennium, when soul and body reunited shall be cast into the lake of fire,
       not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from
       the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power (Luke 16:19-26,
       24:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9;
       Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15).

14.  We believe in the "Blessed Hope" , the personal imminent, pretribulation,
       premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ for his redeemed ones. These
       being all those who are in the "Body of Christ" by faith in His finished work
       of redemption and who are members placed in this body by the work of the
       Holy spirit. Also known to be the Bride of Christ (John 14:1-3;
       1 Corinthians 15;51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4;13-18; Titus 2:11-14;
       2 Corinthians 11:1-2).


15.  We believe that the Second Coming is in two parts . The first, the coming
       for his Saints and the Second, His coming with His saints to earth. These
       two comings are separated by seven years of the Tribulation period. The
       second part is climaxed by the return to earth of Christ with His Saints, to
       judge the nations (Matt. 25:31-46); bind Satan for a thousand years and
       introduce the Millennial Age, and to restore Israel to her own land where
       she will realize the covenants and promises of God made to her
       forefathers (Zechariah 14:4-11; Romans 11:25-27; Revelation 20:1-6;
       Ezekiel 37:11-14).

16.  that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without
      
ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of
       the virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men
       (John 1:1, 14; Isaiah 7:14; Colossians 1:19, 1:9).

17.  that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death
       on the cross as representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice and
       through faith in this finished work we are justified from all things in the
       sight of God. His resurrection the sanction of God on the completeness of
       the work (Isaiah 53:10; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15;3-4;
      1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:17; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

18.  that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the
       right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of
       Advocate, Representative, Intercessor (Acts 1:9; Romans 8:34;
       Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1-2).

19.  that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of man's fall in the
       Garden, and the open and declared enemy of God and man and that he
       shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Job 1:6; Isaiah 14:12-17;
       Ezekiel 28:13-19; Matthew 4:2-4; Revelation 20:10).

 
  Information

Sunday  Services

   Morning Worship
   9 : 45 - 11 : 00 AM
   Coffee  Fellowship
   11 : 00 - 11 : 15 AM
   Sunday  School
   11 : 15 - Noon
   Evening  "Re-Fresh"
   6 : 00 - 7 : 00 PM

Wednesday  Activities

      Children's  Program
   (October - April
)
   (Preschool-6th Grade)
   6 : 30 - 8 : 00 PM

   Teen  Program
   (October - April)
   (7th-12th Grade)
   6 : 30 - 8 : 00 PM


Contact  Information

   Church  Office:
   Tuesday - Friday
   10:00am - 4:00pm.
   269 - 792 - 2916

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   Mailing Address:
   Calvary Church
                             of Wayland

   304 S. Main Street
   Wayland, MI 49348


 


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