THE CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH CONSTITUTION
Article I – Name
The name of the Church is the Calvary Baptist Church of Warwick, New York. Incorporated as a non-profit organization, the Church was organized November 24, 1866.
Article II – Purpose
The purpose of this Church is the proclamation of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls and the edification of Christians through the teaching of God’s Word. Furthermore, we believe this purpose will produce the practice of united prayer, the necessity of Godly worship, the urgency of supporting world-wide missions, the perseverance in biblical doctrine, and holy living until Jesus Christ returns.
Article III – Doctrinal Statement
Because we affirm our belief that the Scriptures are our only infallible guide for our faith, we here express the basic doctrines and distinctive principles for which Baptists have traditionally stood, namely:
Section 1: We believe the Bible is God’s Word (John 14:25, 26); that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters pertaining to faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21).
Section 2: We believe that God is The Supreme Being of Creation (Gen. 1:1); He is one but revealed in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4, 2; Cor. 13:14). He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men (John 14:18); He hears and answers prayers (Matthew 21:22); and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (John 5:24).
Section 3: We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only Son of God (John 1:1); He took upon Himself our human nature (incarnation) (John 1:14); He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15); He made atonement for the sins of the world by His vicarious death on the cross (John 1:29); He rose bodily from the grave (Matthew 28:6; His ascension into heaven, Acts 1:9); His visible, pre-millennial return (Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 20:4); to the earth according to His promise (John 14:1-3).
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