Why don't we have altar calls? 5/25/14

Pastor Mike writes:

We have done alter calls in the past and we will probably do them in the future. I tend to use this only when I feel like the Holy Spirit is telling me to do it...READ MORE

What does Calvary Chapel believe about Baptism?  5/18/14

Pastor Mike Writes: 

We believe in the believer's baptism by full immersion in water. We baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by the authority or name of Jesus. (Matt 28:19)  We believe that when someone is saved they are then commanded to be baptized as ...READ MORE

What does Calvary Chapel Believe about Tongues? 5/18/14

Pastor Mike writes: 

This is a very controversial topic in the Church today and I know many wonderful Christians on both sides of this argument. Calvary Chapel would not be considered a Pentecostal or Charismatic church. We would be considered by most a Bible Evangelical Church. In our services you will not hear people speaking in tongues (or dancing in the aisles. lol) You may see people singing and ... READ MORE

What's the difference between Mormonism and Christianity in a nutshell?

This is a great question but somewhat impossible to answer in a "nutshell" it would take a very big nutshell. Surprisingly, Mormonism is more different than Christianity than Hinduism is from Buddhism. This can be confusing because our Mormon friends tell us that they are "Christians too." Also they frequently use many of the same terms we use, but with very different definitions... READ MORE

HOW OLD DO YOU THINK THE EARTH IS?

“The beginning of time, according to our chronology, happened at the start of the evening preceding the 23rd day of October, 4004 BC.” Boldly asserts James Ussher in his famed history, The Annals of the World, published in 1658.  I don’t know if I would be that confident. For me the age of the earth is not a hill to die on, I know many Christians who believe the earth is young, about 6000 years old, and many others who believe the earth is 4.5 billion of years old. I don’t have a problem with people holding either viewpoint...READ MORE 

iS gOD A jEALOUS gOD? 

I told someone the other day God is jealous for us. The man looked at me, folded his arms and said with half a smile, “Yeah, I have a problem with that!” What would you say to that man?

If someone didn't believe God was a jealous God, I would assume that they didn't understand what “jealous” meant in that context. If you told someone they were jealous it would likely be taken as an insult to their character, so people have a hard time wrapping their minds around what that means.

I would explain God's jealousy is not envy, unlawful desire or covetousness, or any of the negative uses of the word “jealous.” Rather, when we speak of God’s jealousy we are referring to someone unlawfully taking something...READ MORE

Why do bad things happen to God's people?