What We Believe

The 12 Tenets of Calvary Fellowship International:
1. The Scriptures are Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the Holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thess. 2:13)  We believe in the absolute integrity of God's Word. (Numbers 23:19-20; Titus 1:5; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:25; Matthew 24:35).

2. The One True Godhead
The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-who are eternally self-existent, self revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 16:28; John 1:18; John 15:26)

3. Man, The Fall, and God's Great Plan of Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness." But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7: Romans 5:12-21)

  • Man's Need of Salvation:

 Mankind's only hope of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin, sickness and poverty providing forgivenss of sin, divine healing for all mankind  and financial prosperity for the believer (Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:1; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 3 John vs 1), being justified freely by His Grace through faith.

  • How Man's Redemption is Received:
"The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if you confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."  (Romans 10:8-10)
  • The Evidences of Man's Salvation:
The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "And this is His commandment that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us" (I John 3:23).
  • Faith and Works:
    • Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:10-12; and 2 Cor. 5:10)
    • Jew and Gentile alike must receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be born again before experiencing physical death. The Jew does not get a second chance to get saved after physical death with Jesus appearing to them and preaching to them.  Abraham's bosom was closed and no longer exists since Jesus Christ paid for mankind's redemption in full.  Today, when a Jew or Gentile is born again and experiences physical death, they are immediately in the presence of the Lord in heaven.  (John 3:1-18;  Ephesians 1:7-10,2:14-22;  Romans 9:6-8;  Galatians 3:5-16).

4. Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Saviour and Lord. 

In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

5. The Regular Observance of the Lord's Supper
 "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, when he had supped, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Cor. 11:24, 25, 28).

6. The Promise of the Father (i.e., The Baptism With the Holy Spirit)
Acts 1:4-5 says,  "And being assembled together with them, (Jesus) commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." 
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31).

This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:1-6).

The full consummation of the Baptism of believers with the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11).

7. The Church
The Church is: One New Man, One Body, One Holy Temple of the Living God made up of both Jew and Gentile. The church is the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, whose names are written in Heaven.  (Ephesians 1:22; 2:11-22; Hebrews 12:23).

8.  The Ministry of Reconcilliation
The ministry of reconcilliation, involves bringing individuals who are estranged from God back to God. According to 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, it is the right and the responsibility of every believer to "Win the Lost and to Make Disciples" of those whom they lead to Christ! 
9. Total Life Prosperity
     Spiritual Prosperity:     John 3:3,11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10.
     Mental Prosperity:        2 Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3.
     Physical Prosperity:      Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter2:24.
     Financial Prosperity:    3 John 2; 1 Chron. 22:13; Luke 6:38; Deut. 28:1-14.
     Family Prosperity:        Ephesians 5:22-6:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7
     Social Prosperity:         Proverbs 3:2-4; Luke 2:52; Romans 14:16-19.
10. The Blessed Hope and Resurrection of the Just   
Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "...this same Jesus...shall come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..."  (Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; and 2 Thessalonians 2:1).

11. The Lake of Fire 

Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).

12. The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 27; 11 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21)