Calvary Baptist Church

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950 Old Kentucky Road / Cookeville, TN 38501
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Section 7. Doctrine of the Church.

We believe that the Local Church is:

a. Composed of a local group of believers who are autonomous, self-governing, and have no ecclesiastical organization in authority over it;

b. Composed of believers who are baptized by immersion;

c. Composed of believers who are organized. They have for their officers: pastors, deacons, and such other leaders as God has given special gifts to render as a ministry to the Church;

d. Composed of believers who meet regularly for fellowship, worship, and Bible Study;

e. Composed of believers who observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper;

f. Composed of believers who carry out the Great Commission.

I Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 16:19; Acts 2:41,47; I Corinthians 12; Hebrews 10:25; I Corinthians 11:23-24; Matthew 28:18-20.

Section 8. Doctrine of Satan and Fallen Angels.

We believe that Satan is a person. He was created perfect but sinned and became the arch enemy of God and His creation. He is the chief adversary of God's children. He seeks to keep man from the Lord, and when he cannot succeed in this, he seeks to weaken the testimony of Christians. He has at his command a great host of fallen angels and demons to carry out his purposes. He is not omnipotent and can be overcome by the power of God. His doom is sealed in the Lake of Fire forever and ever.
Ezekiel 28:12-19; Isaiah 14:12-14; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 20:10.

Section 9. Doctrine of Last Things.

We believe there will be a resurrection of all, first the just at the coming of Jesus Christ and finally the unjust after the millennium. The saints are raised to be forever with the Lord, and the unsaved will be confined for eternity in the Lake of Fire. We believe in the "Blessed Hope" which is the personal, bodily, pretribulational, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour For His Church (the rapture) and His later return to the earth in power and glory with His saints to set up His Kingdom (the millennium).

John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:3-20; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 7:25; I John 2:l-2; Revelation 21:1-8.

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Statement of Faith


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Section 1. Doctrine of the Bible

 

We believe in the Bible as the verbally (every word) and plenary (completely) inspired Word of God as contained in the original manuscripts; that all portions of Scripture are equally inspired and contain no contradiction; that the Scriptures are to be the only rule of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ; and that the Canon, the sixty- six books of the Bible, is complete. Nothing shall be added to it nor taken from it. It is preserved in the English language in the King James Bible.

 

II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1; II Peter 1:20,21; Revelation 22:18-19.

 

Section 2. Doctrine of God

 

We believe that the

Church Covenant


Calvary Covenant

 

Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and on the public confession of our faith, having been immersed in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We purpose, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it 

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Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Our Missionary in Selfridge, North Dakota

 

A Christian missionary can be defined as "one who is to witness across cultures". The Lausanne Congress of 1974, defined the term, related to Christian mission as, "to form a viable indigenous church-planting movement". Missionaries can be found in many countries around the world.

Jesus instructed the apostles to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19–20). This verse is referred to by Christian missionaries as the Great Commission and inspires missionary work.