Core Beliefs

Cornerstone Church stands in the line of historic Christianity. We affirm and believe the following core, historic beliefs.

There is God who Created Everything.

There is only one true and living God who is the Creator of heaven and earth. He exists eternally in three distinct Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5

The Bible is God’s Word to us.

The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to mankind. The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient for all matters of life and faith.

Psalm 19:7-11; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Men and Women are Created in the Image of God.

All people are created by God to bear His image. They are the crowning work of God’s creation worthy of love, dignity, and respect regardless of matters like age, race, gender or class. Because of the fall, all humanity, Christ excluded, is sinful by both birth and action.

Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3

People Are in Need of Redemption.

The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death. All humans are in need of redemption that comes only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23; James 1:14-15

Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the sacrificial substitute for mankind, was physically raised form the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return.

John 1:1-4, John 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18; Matthew 28:1-20; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 1:7

Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation.

Only through faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.

John 3:18, John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6

The Church is Christ’s Body.

The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the head. The ultimate mission of the church is to bring glory to God by making disciples.

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Jesus Christ Will Come Again.

The Scriptures promise that Jesus will one day come again and establish His kingdom. When He returns, there will be a physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.

Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15

Cornerstone Church’s beliefs are the same as those contained in the Baptist Faith and Message, the confession of faith of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

“In the essentials unity, in the non-essentials diversity, in all things charity.”

Rupert Meldenzie

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