The mission of Calvary Baptist Church is to go into the world starting in Dedham and make disciples by declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit; gathering these disciples together so that we worship the Lord, obey his commands, and be conformed to the image of Christ to the glory of God the Father.
Equipping Everyone to be Complete in Christ.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 10:30, 14:26, 15:26, 14:10,16; I John 5:7; 1 Peter 1:2
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death and shed blood on the cross as representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2
John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30
We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.
Luke 24:45; Ephesians 1:17-18; 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. God uses evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip believers in the assembly in order that they can do the work of the ministry.
Romans 13:3-8; 2 Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:7-12
Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12, 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19
John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19
John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:4-5
We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's word. However, God's word clearly forbids the use for Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.
Romans 13:13-24; Galatians 5:13
Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6,12-15
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when the spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord.
Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:4-6
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious punishment and torment in hell until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment.
Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 1:6-7; Revelation 14:10-11; 20:11-15
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20
Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; I John 3:17