Calvary Chapel Upland has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge all who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as fellow members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and we welcome all genuine believers into the fellowship we enjoy with Him.
Calvary Chapel Upland's supreme desire is to glorify God through knowing Christ and being conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Calvary Chapel Upland is not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only the over-emphasis of the nonessential differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ. This is not to say that we encounter it, but we must do so in the love of God.
Calvary Chapel Upland believes the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess. Without the manifestation of such in our lives, we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
....the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16).
...there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Hebrews 1:3; Acts 5:3,4).
...in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1; John 20:28); in His virgin birth (Luke 1:34); in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15); in His miracles (John 20:30); in His vicarious and atoning death and His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-5); in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years (Revelation 20:4; Luke 21:27).
...the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ (Acts 16:30-31; 1 John 1:7-10).
...regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5).
...in the baptism by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).
...in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling immediately upon salvation the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 8:9-11; 1 Peter 1:2; John 14:17).
...in the baptism with the Holy Spirit and repeated fillings of the Holy Spirit subsequent to salvation for empowerment unto service and testimony (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; 9:17; Luke 11:13; Ephesians 5:18).
...in the power of Christ to heal the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17; 1 Corinthians 12:9).
...in the continuing operation of the Gifts of the Spirit for the edification of the Church (1 Corinthians 12-14).
...in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
...in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29)