We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. (The Nicene Creed)
Each Calvary Chapel is formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ with the supreme desire to know Christ and to be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the only true basis of Christian unity and fellowship is the love of God – which is greater than any differences we possess.
Here is where Calvary Chapel Fremont is located on the theological spectrum.
WE HOLD TO:
– the inerrancy of Scripture and understand it to be the Word of God;
– the classic understanding that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
– the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death in our place and that through His shed blood we receive the forgiveness of sins, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory;
– the fact that sinful man’s only hope of redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross;
– the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling we are enabled to follow Jesus;
– the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved, unto a resurrection of life or a resurrection of damnation;
– the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ;
– the present day continuation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
– simplicity in church government, rather than a complex bureaucracy;
– the any-moment rapture of the church before the time of tribulation laid out in Revelation;
– the verse by verse teaching of the Word of God in such a way that it leads toward spiritual maturity.