What We Believe

Calvary Chapel has no desire to set up barriers or cause discord and division in the Body of Christ. We long for unity among God’s people of all persuasions.

We believe:

  • the fundamental doctrines of the evangelical Protestant church.

  • that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • that God the father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign creator of all things. 

  • that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the Cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. 

  • all believers share the obligation to fulfill God’s command of preaching the Gospel to the entire world.

  • all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness of sin are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • the proper Scriptural exercise of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Bible, the greatest gift of all being God's love. 

  • the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, described in Revelation 6-18.

  • the second coming of Jesus Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible.

Fundamentalism upholds the belief in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures, in which they are divinely inspired and inerrant. Pentecostalism, as a modern movement, emphasizes the fullness of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of spiritual and Scriptural gifts. We are the balance between fundamentalism and Pentecostalism in modern Protestant theology.