We believe in the Word of God here at Crossroads! We believe it to be the written revelation of God, being fully inspired, absolutely inerrant in the original documents, incomparable, infallible, and the ONLY authority for all faith and practice.
Further, we believe that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Crossroads has an extremely strong commitment to the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. That’s why, for the past 44 years, we have consistently and continually exhorted and encouraged our people to have a daily quiet time in the Word, to be in worship every Sunday, faithfully, and enthusiastically, so they can be exposed to the life-transforming truths of the Word of God. We recommend as strongly as possible, that all of our people be involved in Connect Groups, small groups outside of the corporate worship experience, where you can discuss the Bible more in-depth with a powerful focus on personal application of the truths you have studied and learned each week.
Crossroads has a reputation for being a strong, Bible-teaching and preaching church. We preach the Word in its entirety and without apology. We have NEVER sidestepped tough issues or doctrines that are difficult for some saints to swallow. We have NEVER taken the backroads or sidestreets in an attempt to avoid having to address issues that might be uncomfortable for some or the source of significant disagreement or conflict for others. Instead, we have unashamedly stood up for the truth of Scripture even when it meant we stood alone.
We have never backed away from controversial issues like ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY, THE DEATH PENALTY, DIVORCE, SEX EDUCATION, PORNOGRAPHY, ALCOHOLISM or the ever-increasing MORAL DECAY of our culture. Nor have we kept silent when the cults have challenged the authority of the Bible and the deity of Christ.
Paul warned Timothy that “the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). The King James Version says, “doctrines of devils.” Many sincere believers have been deceived by “deceitful spirits” and “doctrines of devils,” and they aren’t even aware of it. What should our response be? Ignore it? Tolerate it? Condone it? Or just love everyone and avoid confrontation at all costs?
How some churches and Pastors can remain silent when the authority and validity of the Bible is attacked, the deity of Christ questioned, even denied; and completely false and totally erroneous teaching is held in equal or even higher esteem than the Word of God is absolutely incomprehensible.
Luke commended the Church at Berea because they “received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11). We’re committed to being a noble church in the same way. We search the Scriptures and examine the teaching of every teacher and preacher in the light of what God’s Word, the Bible, says.
Paul told Timothy if he took a stand and reminded people what God’s Word said in the face of those who claimed something else as truth, he would be a “good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed” (1 Timothy 4:6).
We would NEVER intentionally or deliberately offend anyone. Our sole purpose is to preach and teach the TRUTH of God’s Word and expose error. However, we also realize whenever you confront sacred cows, you can always expect some mooing.
We’ve pledged our allegiance to the Word of God and the Son of God.
© 2014. Barry L. Cameron
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Today, more than 8,000 people call Crossroads their church home. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.