OUR BELIEFS

Calvary Lighthouse UNITED has been formed as a fellowship of believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations; we do, however, oppose the over-emphasis of petty doctrinal differences 
that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

We believe…

worship of God should be spiritual; therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

We believe…

worship of God should be inspirational; therefore, we give a prominent place to music in our worship.

We believe…

worship of God should be intelligent; therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon communicating the Word of God effectively and practically, so that He might instruct us on how He should be worshipped.

We believe…

worship of God should be fruitful; therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.

We believe…

in the universally accepted historic creeds of the Church and embrace the fundamental doctrines of evangelical Christianity.

We believe…

that the Bible (Old and New Testaments) is the God-breathed, inspired Word of God and that it is given by God to guide and direct our lives, to show us right from wrong and to teach us how to grow and please Him.

We believe…

that God is externally existent in three separate persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe…

that God, the Father, is the personal, transcendent, and Sovereign Creator of all things. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, a sacred responsibility shared by all believers today.

We believe…

in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today and are to be exercised within scriptural guidelines. We, as believers, are to desire the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might grow. We believe that love is more important than most spectacular gifts, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

We believe…

that biblical church government should be simple, function with integrity and accountability while being Spirit and Pastor led rather than a being led by a complex bureaucracy or committees.

We await…

the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the Second Coming of Christ with His saints to rule the earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God’s Word, regular fellowship, participation in adult baptism and Holy Communion. We recognize that Christians hold differing views on this issue and we do not believe those differences should separate us, but we wish to affirm the pre-tribulation rapture of the church as a distinct belief held by CalvaryLighthouseUNITED.

We seek…

to communicate the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to the individual’s life, leading that person to salvation in Jesus Christ and spiritual maturity.

Lastly,

with regard to other Christian churches, organizations and other Christians we seek love and unity. We subscribe to the historic Christian principle that:
1.    In Essentials, Unity
2.    In Non Essentials, Liberty
3.    In All Things, Charity
So that we might work together as One to reach our world for Jesus Christ!