Several years ago, an important truth was made popular by a country song sung by Aaron Tippin.  The chorus went something like, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything."  While it is important to maintain a teachable spirit and be willing to adjust your thinking, it is equally true that you must have a solid biblical foundation to anchor your belief system.  The Church of the Nazarene in general and Lemmon Valley Calvary Church of the Nazarene specifically understand three core values from which everything else flows.  The three core values are simple, we are Christian people, we are Holiness people, and we are Missional people.  

 

 

From these fundamental core values, we affirm these more specific and important statements: 

 

  • We believe in one God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contains all truth necessary for faith and Christian living.
  • We Believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  • We Believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  • We Believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
  • We Believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We Believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
  • We Believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.