What We Believe

All About Calvary Chapel

Each of the following videos will give you insight both into the Calvary Chapel movement as a whole, and how the Lord is working specifically through Calvary Chapel Danville. We share the same doctrinal convictions of the Calvary Chapel Association, and below you'll also learn a bit more of our philosophy of ministry God has led us to function by at Calvary Chapel Danville.

History & Distinctives of Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel Danville Mission & Core Values

Statement of Faith

The Word

The Trinity

The Bible is the complete, inerrant, infallible, God-breathed revelation. Scripture is the ultimate authoritative source of truth. The Bible is inspired by God, and has absolute authority over our lives. The Word is the believer’s guide to living a holy life and it contains the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is able to make one wise unto salvation.
(Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 119:89, 105; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12)

There is one God who exists eternally. Within the One Creator, God, are three distinct Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with entirely co-equal attributes, each God. We see the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the entire narrative of Scripture, each referred to as God, and each with distinct roles.
(Genesis 1:1-2, 26; John 1:1-3, 14, 14:26; 1 Timothy 1:17)

The Father

The Son

We believe in the person of God the Father. He is eternal, holy, perfectly wise, righteous, merciful, loving, and He is all-powerful. He is merciful in salvation, saving all who come to Him by faith in Jesus Christ, and He hears and answers prayer.
(Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2, 102:27; John 3:16, 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3)

We believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit, and was born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfectly sinless life, full of ministry and miracles, atoned for sin in His death on the cross, physically rose from the grave, and has ascended to heaven where He leads the Church and makes intercession for the saints., and He will return visibly to the earth.
(Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58, 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8)

The Holy Spirit

Salvation by Grace

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, a personal being, not an impersonal force. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He seals, indwells, and baptizes each believer into the body of Christ. His guidance and presence leads each believer in sanctification, and He empowers the believer for the work of ministry through spiritual gifts. He comforts, protects, and intercedes for believers, and the Holy Spirit is the author of Scripture.
(John 14:26; John 16:5-15; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

All people are sinners by nature and decision, meaning that all have come short of God's perfect, righteous standard -- we all have broken the commands of God. But because of God's grace and mercy, all who repent of sin and by faith believe in Jesus will receive forgiveness of sin and eternal life. This salvation cannot be earned; it is the gift of God. God's wrath was poured out upon Jesus on the cross in our place -- He was our substitute under the wrath we deserve. There is no other way for anyone to be saved than by placing faith in Jesus.
(John 3:16-17; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-9; Hebrews 9:23-28)

The Rapture and Second Coming

The Church and Israel

We believe in the pre-Tribulation rapture of the Church, where believers alive at the time will be caught up, and the resurrection of believers who have fallen asleep will be raised to meet the Lord in the air. After the Tribulation, Jesus will visibly return to the earth in glory and power, and He will establish the Millennial Kingdom upon the earth, ruling with a rod of iron. God will give eternal blessings to the righteous, and judgment for and eternal separation of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:1-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)
The Church is composed of all—Jew and Gentile—who believe in Jesus as Savior, Messiah. We maintain, however, Scripture’s distinction between the Church and national Israel. God has distinct promises for Israel He will yet fulfill after the age of the Church is complete.
(Isaiah 9:6-7; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 37:24; Zechariah 9:10; Ephesians 2:11-22; Romans 10-11)

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