“Pointing Souls To Calvary”
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Though we do not have the power to provide salvation to the lost but our responsibility to direct those who are lost in the direction of Jesus Christ who can provide salvation through the redemptive works of the cross.
“Love Jesus, Love His Word, Love His People”
John 14:23-24 (KJV) 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
Luke 10:27 (KJV) And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Our goal to point people to Christ is through the love we have for Christ, His Word and a loving desire to see His people rescued from their sins.
CORE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
As Christians, we believe fundamental truths found in the Bible. We believe if God has said it, then its fact, and we should listen. At Mount Calvary, we have identified 8 vital core biblical principles for every Christian to know and understand.
We call them essential because they convey beliefs that are crucial to every person’s spiritual foundation and growth.
We call them truths because they are perfect and flawless, having never been proven wrong throughout all time.
Only one true and living God exists, perfect in all His attributes, holy in character, and righteous in all His works. He is the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three Persons—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each equally deserving of humanity’s worship and obedience. As the Lord of all creation, God’s power, knowledge, wisdom, and presence ensure His sovereign will is exercised over all nations and kingdoms throughout all ages.
THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD
The Bible is God’s written revelation to people, divinely given through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is entirely true. The Bible is totally sufficient and completely authoritative for matter of life and faith. The goal of God’s Word is the restoration of humanity into His image.
PEOPLE ARE GOD’S TREASURE
God created people in His image for His glory. Because people are the crowning work of His creation, God made them stewards over His creation. God created people to live in relationship with Him, so He has given people the ability to communicate with God through prayer. God wants people to lovingly care for each other and He has given families the special responsibility of teaching children about God. God desires for people to live eternally with Him in heaven.
JESUS IS GOD AND SAVIOR
Jesus is both fully God and fully human. He is Christ, the Son of God, and is one of the three persons of the Trinity. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life and performed many miracles. He died on the cross to provide people forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return in power and glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD AND EMPOWERER
As a member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is God’s presence in the world. The Holy Spirit convicts individuals of sin, baptizes believers into the Body of Christ, uses God’s Word to mature believers into Christ-likeness, and secures them until Christ’s return. Through His indwelling presence and by equipping believers with spiritual gifts, the Holy Spirit empowers us for bold witness and effective ministry as we serve Him.
SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE
Every person has willfully disobeyed God—an act known as sin—thus inheriting both physical and spiritual death and the need for salvation. Salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and not on the basis of human works. When people repent of their sins by placing their faith in Jesus Christ, they receive forgiveness for sin, abundant life on earth, and the promise of eternal life in heaven. READ MORE
THE CHURCH IS GOD’S PLAN
The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the head. The primary expression of the Church on earth is the local gathering of believers. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by taking the gospel to the entire world and by building its members in Christ-likeness through the instruction of God’s Word, fellowship, service, worship, and prayer.
THE FUTURE IS IN GOD’S HANDS
God is actively involved in our lives and our future. Through His prophets, God announced His plans for the future redemption of His people through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son. With the call of the disciples, God prepared the way for the future of His Church. In Scripture, God promised that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth to resurrect and judge the saved and unsaved. As the all-knowing and all-powerful Creator and Judge, God can and should be trusted today, and with our future.