What We Believe


THE BIBLE

We believe in the verbal inspiration of the original writings of the Old and New Testaments, and we believe that they are of supreme and final authority for faith and life (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21, 3:16; John 14:26, 16:13; I Timothy 5:18; Luke 24:27-44).

 

GOD

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 8:4-6; Psalm 90:2; Acts 5:3-4; Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 9:14; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19).

 

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and in Him perfect humanity and undiminished deity are united forever (Luke 1:27, 31,35; John 1:1,14; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 2:14,17, 4:15, 7:24). We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was raised from the dead three days later, ascended bodily into the presence of God in Heaven, and lives there now to intercede on our behalf (Philippians 2:8; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 8:34; Luke 24:51).

 

MAN

We believe that man was created by God and in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). We believe that man sinned by disobeying God and thus incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death (Genesis 2:17; 3:6-8, 3:19; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1, 12). We believe that man is affected by this sin in such a way that no human being on his own has any merit before God (Romans 3:9-12, 7:17-18, Ephesians 4:18).

 

SALVATION

We believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ took place so that man might be reconciled unto God (I Peter 2:24; Romans 4:25; II Corinthians 5:18). We believe that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ as personal Savior receives right standing before God and eternal life (John 6:47; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:20-22). We believe that a true believer, once saved, will be kept in his salvation by the power of God forever (Romans 8:29, 35, 38-39).

 

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church consists of all Christians with Christ as the head (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 1:22-23). We believe that the purpose of the Church is to glorify God by drawing together, through world-wide proclamation of the Word of God, all who will believe in Jesus Christ as Savior, and by building up each Christian so that he becomes progressively Christ-like (Ephesians 4:7, 11-16; Romans 8:29-30). We believe that each Christian has at least one specific capability given by the Holy Spirit and one or more specific positions of service by God. Each capability and position is necessary for fulfilling the purpose of the Church (I Corinthians 12:4-6, 11-12, 18-27; Romans 12:3-8). We believe that groups of local Christians should meet together regularly for worship, study, service and fellowship (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25).

 

ORDINANCES

We believe that there are two ordinances: baptism by immersion following conversion, and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:38,41; I Corinthians 11:23-27)

 

THE FUTURE

We believe in the imminent and personal return of Jesus Christ (I Thessalonians 4:16; James 5:8; Revelation 20:2-6). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the unsaved (John 5:28-29). We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the unsaved (I Thessalonians 4:17; I John 3:2; Revelation 19:20, 20:10-15).

 

WORD OF PERSPECTIVE

Recognizing that God has revealed His truth in Scripture, and understanding the priority of knowing and obeying its truths, the Elders of CrossRoads Community Church are deeply committed to studying and teaching with diligence and authority.

 

Through their years of study, training, and teaching, the Elders have come to convictions regarding major theological truths of the Bible, as outlined on this page.

 

We recognize that sincere believers may disagree on some points of biblical doctrine. It is our hope that those who disagree will not separate from our fellowship. We believe Spiritual growth is a journey. It is our sincere desire that CrossRoads be a help to people all along that journey by the continuous imparting of the Scripture. We pray that as a result they may know God, serve Him in worship and ministry, and meet one another’s needs in a loving manner.