The only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
Worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
Worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give a great place to music in our worship.
Worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how he should be worshipped.
Worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
Calvary Chapel Sydney Statement of Faith
The Holy Scriptures: We believe the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Bible is inerrant, infallible, and God- breathed, and therefore is the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Bible shall be interpreted in context according to the normal grammatical-historical meaning. The King James and New King James versions shall be the official translations used by the church. We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life, which define man’s responsibilities. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Jude 1:3; Eph. 1:10, 3:2-10; Col. 1:24-25)
The Godhead: We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 2:18; 4:4- 6; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:10, 26)
The Person and Work of God the Father: We believe God the Father is an infinite, eternal, unchanging Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, justice, love, and righteousness. He is the Creator of all things. He concerns Himself graciously and
mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death by granting eternal life to all those who come to Him through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. (Deut. 33:27; Ps. 90:2; 102:27; John 3:16; 4:24; 1 Tim. 1:17; Titus 1:3)
The Person and Work of Christ:
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:
The Complete Depravity of Man: We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. In his natural condition man is totally depraved, and is of himself utterly powerless and unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 2:22- 23, 5:12, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3, 4:17-19)
Salvation: We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of all who will repent and trust in Him. (John 1:12; Acts 20:28, Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Pet. 1:18-19)
Eternal Security and Assurance for Believers:
The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all we believe. If you desire to read a more thorough version of our Statement of Faith, please contact the church office.