Calvary Chapel WILLIAMSBURG:  

Our Doctrine | What We Believe

CalvaryCW is a non-denominational church, began by a movement of the Holy Spirit that focuses on the inerrancy and authority of the Bible and the expository teaching from Genesis to Revelation: book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse.

CalvaryCW is affiliated with the Calvary Chapel movement.     

The Calvary Chapel movement is an association or network of churches. They are loosely affiliated with one another and yet independent of each other. Each Calvary Chapel Church retains its own identity. There is a common thread among all Calvary Chapel Churches in that they adhere biblical principles and distinctives. The distinctives of Calvary Chapel are unique and different from other Bible believing churches. 


To find out more about these distinctives, please click below:

calvary-chapel-distinctives.pdf

We affirm the following:

Bible  |  We believe that the Bible is the true and perfect word of God, written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as a manual for Christian living.  (2 Tim 3:16-17)


God  |  We believe that God is a triune, eternally existent, unchangeable, all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present and personal God who is Holy, Just, Righteous, Loving, Merciful, Gracious and Good.

 

Man & Sin  |  We believe that man has been created in the image of God, that he has fallen from his original perfection and now has a sinful nature that affects every part of him. (Gen 1:26-28, Gen 3, Rom 3)

  

Jesus Christ  |  We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, paid for our sins by His death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.  Salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.


Holy Spirit  |  We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, that he is a necessary part of salvation and indwells all who are born again.  We believe that He empowers us and gives us spiritual gifts to serve God.  We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to all who ask and the evidence of His work in our life is Love.  (John 3, John 14:16-17, John 16:5-15, Gal 5, Rom 8)

 

Angels & Demons  |  We believe that angels are spiritual beings created by God to worship and serve Him. We believe that Satan and the demons are angels that have fallen because of their rebellion against God. (Ps 148:1-5, Col 1:16, Isaiah 14, Rev 12)

 

End Times  |  We believe that we are living in the last days and that the church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seven year tribulation period when God’s wrath will be poured out upon the earth. We believe that the 2nd Coming of Jesus will take place at the end of the tribulation when He will setup His kingdom on earth for 1000 years.  After this will be the Great White Throne judgment and those not written in the book of life are cast into the Lake of Fire.  Those who are born again will enter into eternity with God. (1 Th 4:17, Rev 6-22)

 

Spiritual Fasting | We believe Spiritual Fasting clearly has a place and a purpose for God's people today. Jesus himself affirmed in Luke 5:35 that after his death fasting would be appropriate for his followers.  For a more indepth look at Spiritual Fasting, please click the links > •  What Is Spiritual Fasting?  •  7 Basic Steps to Successful Fasting and Prayer