Calvary Baptist Church

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950 Old Kentucky Road / Cookeville, TN 38501
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Section 10. Doctrine of Christian Practice.

We believe in Christians living a holy life, separated from the world, and maintaining a testimony consistent with the New Testament.

The Calvary Independent Baptist Church of Cookeville, Tennessee, believes that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we all should walk together in Christian love, strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and godliness; promote the prosperity and spirituality of this church; sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; contribute cheerfully; and regularly support the church with our tithes and offerings so that the ministry is supported, expenses are met, the poor are helped, and the Gospel is spread through all nations.

This church encourages all of our members to maintain family and secret devotions; to rear the children in the knowledge of God's Word and in the fear of the Lord; to seek the salvation of kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to be zealous in our effort to win souls to Christ; to avoid all tattling, back-biting, and excessive anger; and to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and from the improper sale and use of narcotics.

We further encourage each member to show brotherly love toward one another; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay.

Should the will of God direct any to move from this area, we encourage each, as soon as possible, to unite with some other church of like faith and practice and thereby continue living a testimony for Christ and living the principles of God's Word.

Section 11. Ordinances.

a. Baptism.

Those professing faith in Christ shall, upon authorization of the church, be immersed in water by the pastor or someone else appointed by the church. Immersion, as a believer, shall be a prerequisite to church membership.

b. The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper shall be observed as frequently as the pastor and the deacons shall direct. Since it is the Lord's Table, none that are His shall be barred, but the pastor shall frequently state the scriptural order, which places baptism as a prerequisite to the Lord's Supper, and shall explain the meaning of the ordinances. The elements shall be unleavened bread and grape juice.

Section 12. Of The World To Come.

We believe that the end of this world is approaching; that at the last day, Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave to final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgement will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell, on principles of righteousness.

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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

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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.