STATEMENT OF FAITH
At Calvary Chapel of North East Washington our beliefs are distinctive and here they are in summary –
WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
WE BELIEVE that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and Sovereign Creator of all things.
WE BELIEVE 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.
WE BELIEVE that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
WE BELIEVE in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
WE BELIEVE that the Worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our Worship.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.