WE BELIEVE IN SALVATION BY GRACE.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign grace of God
That by the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a propitiatory death
That justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ
That those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and ultimately perfected in the image of the Lord
WE BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER.
God is infinite, all knowing, He is full of love, He is sovereign, Holy, relational, compassionate, all wise, just in all His ways, full of truth, inerrant, all powerful, unchanging, omnipresent, full of grace, knows all things and saves sinners from death by whosoever comes to Him through faith in Jesus. We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ
In His eternal existence, with the Father in pre-incarnate glory
In His work of creation, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death and bodily resurrection
In His triumphant ascension, His intercession for us in heaven, His mediatorial ministry and His pretribulation return for His church (the rapture of church-1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
In HIs return with the church to rule and reign on this earth for a thousand years (millenial reign) after the 7 years of tribulation.
WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ for ministry. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, anyone who repents of their sins and confesses Jesus Christ as Lord. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and empowers the believers for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE AUTHORITATIVE WORD OF GOD.
That the 66 books of the Old and New Testament were inspired by the Spirit of God as originally written
It is for all people.
It contains no errors since it is the truth inspired by God and those truths are relevant and applicable to everyday living.
It is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct · 2 Timothy 3:16
WE BELIEVE JESUS COMMITTED TWO ORDINANCES TO THE CHURCH.
1) Baptism and,
2) the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
WE BELIEVE IN THE LAYING ON OF HANDS.
for baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and receiving from the Holy Spirit through the believer the gift of healing.
WE BELIEVE GOD WONDERFULLY & IMMUTABLY CREATES.
God created each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.)
We believe that Adam was divinely created in the image of God
That by the sin of disobedience he fell from that state
That all his posterity inherited spiritual depravity and defilement
That all men therefore are guilty before God and condemned to physical and spiritual death
WE BELIEVE IN FINAL AUTHORITY FOR MATTERS OF BELIEF.
our statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
WE BELIEVE PRAYER PRAISE
We believe in the power of prayer and celebration. We'd love if you send us a prayer request or praise so that we can join in praying together. The Cross Staff Team intentionally reads and prays through all requests on a weekly basis.