What We Believe
We believe in Jesus Christ as God’s only means of salvation, through his death on the cross, for all the sins of mankind. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”
We believe that salvation is attained through God’s grace, by faith alone in Jesus Christ and not as a result of man’s good works. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”
We believe in a triune God, made up of three persons each being God, identified in the Bible, as God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”
(2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return of power and glory. “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scripture”
(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe in a Pre-Tribulation, Pre-Millennial Rapture of the Church when the Lord will return to gather His Church (1 Thes. 4), and we believe that Jesus gave this as a promise in John 14:3 when He stated, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." We know that no man knows the day or hour of the Rapture (Mark 13:32), but we also believe in the Imminent Return of Jesus Christ, which means He could come at any moment. Additionally, we believe the Rapture of the Church is the Blessed Hope of every true believer (Titus 2) and that after the events of the Great Tribulation the saints of God will return with Jesus as He sets up His Millennial Kingdom up on earth for a literal 1000 years.
We believe in a literal creation account as given in
Genesis chapter 1.
We believe marriage is ordained by God, as a covenant relationship between one genetic man and one genetic woman for life. ‘”For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer of Jesus and empowers them with spiritual gifts to be used by God to further His kingdom. “For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”
Calvary Chapel Nampa is a non-denominational church dedicated to knowing God and making Him known. We know that one of the last things Jesus told His disciples was to preach the Gospel. In Mark 16:15, Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." In Matthew 28:19, Jesus also stated "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." In verse 20 He adds, "Teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age." He tells His followers to preach the Gospel, baptize new believers, and then teach them everything He has commanded. This is what Calvary Chapel Nampa is all about: reaching the lost and teaching and equipping believers to live a life led by the Holy Spirit in Christ. In the book of Acts we see that the Church did just this, but they also broke bread, shared communion, and prayed in unity. We also read in Ephesians 5:19-20 that the Church was instructed to come together and speak to each other, "In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." When we gather we sing, we pray, we hear a teaching from the Word of God, and we are equipped to face the challenges set before us in a world that is ever changing. We hope you will come and visit us. Come as you are and know that God loves you and so do we!