What we Believe
In essential beliefs – we have Unity
In non-essential beliefs – we have Liberty
Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs – we show Charity
I Corinthians 13:2
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2;
II Corinthians 13:14
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14; 10:30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
About Human Sexuality
The church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman. Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Sexual activities, such as adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, pornography, bestiality, and efforts to alter one’s gender are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible.
Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:3-6, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 18:23
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved form sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 10:9, Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; 2:44, 46
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION AFFILIATION
We operate as an independent church which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention! There is no denominational control or hierarchy. CrossPointe Church is self-governed and determines its own affairs. For example:
CrossPointe Church chooses its own pastor.
CrossPointe Church owns its own buildings and assets.
CrossPointe Church determines its own ministries and programs.
CrossPointe has chosen to support missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program. We help support over 3800 missionaries in 104 countries around the world.
At CrossPointe we recognize the need for a formal membership. We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons:
1. Membership protects Unity
2. Membership shares Responsibility
3. Membership empowers Ministry
4. Membership supports the Church Body