What We Believe
THE WORSHIP, THE WORD, AND THE WITNESS.
The following statements make up the 10 pillars of Calvary Lakeway's Statement of Faith:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His future return to this earth in power and glory, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith, and is a free gift from God. It is not attained by our own works.
We believe in the threefold work of the Holy Spirit: that He seeks out and brings the lost to salvation; that He sanctifies the believer; and that He baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, giving spiritual gifts to the Christian for service.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, taking exception only for the obvious metaphors and similes that God has not yet shed His light upon. We act on this belief by putting forth the entire word of God before the body in a book by book fashion, giving His people the entire counsel of His revealed Word to us.
We believe that God is worthy of all praise, reverence, and love; and that the highest calling of a Christian is to worship Him.
We Believe our Most Basic Form of Christian Service is to be witnesses/ambassadors of Jesus Christ our Lord. Concerning evangelism, we participate and support evangelistic outreach ministries in communities all over the world.