What We Believe

The central ministry of the local church is the continuous imparting of the Scriptures to the people of God so they may know God and serve Him in worship and in ministry.

Through their years of study, training, and experience, the elders have come to convictions regarding major theological truths of the Bible. Listed below are those major truths in a simple and concise form. These are the primary doctrines of the Christian faith and reflect the heart of the teaching and preaching ministry of the local church.

The Bible is the written revelation of God, being fully inspired, absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-breathed. It is the only authority for all faith and practice.

There is only one true and living God Who is perfect, personal, infinite, and He exists eternally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

God is the first Person of the Trinity. He orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace. He is sovereign in providence and redemption.

We believe He is the sole Creator of the universe, which He accomplished from no pre-existing substance, but by the creative power of His spoken Word.

He is immutable.

He is omnipotent.

He is omnipresent.

Scripture references: Jeremiah 23:23; Psalm 139:1-24

He is omniscient.

Jesus is the second Person of the Trinity, possessing all the divine excellencies, is co-equal with the Father, and true Man at the same time.

He is the virgin born Son of the living God.

Scripture references: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-25; Luke 1:26-35

He was God in human flesh.

Scripture references: John 1:1; John 1:3; John 1:14; John 1:18; 1 John 1:3

He lived a sinless life.

Scripture references: 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15

He died on the cross in the place of our sins.

Scripture references: 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 3:25;Romans 5:8

He rose physically from the grave.

He ascended to sit at the right hand of God to intercede on every believer's behalf.

He is returning to receive His church and rule and reign forever.

Scripture references: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. A divine Person, eternal (Hebrews 9:14) and co-equal with the Father (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:2-6). The Holy Spirit:

We are commanded to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). And the evidence of His presence in our lives will be the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).

The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation does not come as the result of something we have done but rather because of what God has done. It is a free gift that cannot be earned or deserved (Romans 6:23).

We receive that “gift” by faith in the Lord JESUS CHRIST.

The Bible teaches that baptism is the immersion in water of a penitent believer. In the New Testament church, every believer was commanded to be baptized (Acts 2:38). Baptism symbolizes the following:

*Immersion in water is the only physical act that pictures this so beautifully and accurately. Baptism is not an option for the true believer. It is an acid test of our true faith in the Lord JESUS CHRIST. (Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:15)

As a scriptural matter, all those who voluntarily associate with Crossroads, are connected as members, or in any other capacity, are deemed to acknowledge that the Elders' interpretation of Scripture includes the definition of marriage as the union between only a man and a woman, whose gender was determined at their birth, and excludes homosexual and polygamous relationships. Specifically, “We believe the term 'marriage' has only one meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive, covenantal union, as delineated in Scripture.” (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6)