Distinctive & Beliefs Teachings, Apologetics, Explanations
The full list of what we believe is at: http://www.calvarychapelmisawa.com/home/distinctiv...
We want to add an extra note here about 'Church' due to a large amount of confusion and downright deception in today's world. The following information is based on the Biblical foundations established under "CHURCH" at: http://www.calvarychapelmisawa.com/home/distinctiv...
1st The Church is NOT a building to take care of nor solely just a small local group of believers. Ephesians 5:23, "...Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior."
2nd There is only one Church. We as believers are all 'cells' of the body of the Church, who is the bride of Christ/the body of Christ. Biblically it is never 'Calvary Chapel Misawa Church' but rather 'The Church at Calvary Chapel Misawa'. 'Churches' is not in the Biblical Greek text ever in the Bible. Church is always in the Greek singular and then typically states a location where they reside. Some versions err in translation stating 'Churches' attempting to strive for clarity with our fallen religiosity. (Revelations 1-3). Again we are not divided in Christ but rather united. Let no one separate, make separations, of what God has brought together. (1 Corinthians 1:10-12). Now don't use this knowledge to divide. We all have our faults, you too! (Romans 3:23). Just because some has the name 'Church' at the end of their congregation title does not mean their unsaved or evil.
3rd We will know if someone is of the true Church by who they say Jesus is, their Gospel message presentation, and fruit of the Spirit in their lives. (1 John, James, Galatians 5, 1 Corinthians 13) (see also "Salvation"). If someone says they are of the faith but don't show it, make sure they understand the salvation message with love. You never want to escort a religious false convert to Hell and the Lake of Fire when we can be 100% SURE of our salvation. (James 5:19-20, 1 John 5:13.)