What We Believe
At Cornerstone Baptist Church, we believe the Bible to be God's Word directly to us. We hold doctrine and teaching very close to our hearts and everything that is taught in every class and preached in our worship services is directly from God's Word. A summary of our basic beliefs are:
- God the Father is the supreme ruler of the universe.
- God the Son is the Savior of the world. He was born of the virgin Mary, died on the cross, and arose bodily from the grave.
- God the Holy Spirit is the manifest presence of deity. He convicts of sin, teaches spiritual truths according to the written Word, and permanently indwells believers.
- The Scriptures are God’s inerrant revelation, complete in the Old and New Testaments.
- The Scriptures provide the standard for the believer’s faith and practice. We use the KJV as the standard.
- God created all things for His own pleasure and glory, as revealed in the biblical account of creation in Genesis 1.
- Although man was created in the image of God, he fell through sin and that image was marred, and lacks any power to save himself.
- Salvation is the gracious work of God whereby He delivers undeserving sinners from sin and its results.
- Salvation is based wholly on the grace of God apart from work. Anyone who will exercise repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved.
- All believers are eternally secure in Jesus Christ.
- A New Testament church is a local congregation of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are united by covenant in belief of what God has revealed and in obedience to what He has commanded. Her two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- Our risen Lord will return personally in bodily form to receive His redeemed unto Himself. His return is imminent.
- We believe in the premillennial return of Christ to earth, after which He shall reign in peace upon the earth for a thousand years.
- We believe the Scriptures to teach two resurrections: the first of the righteous at Christ’s coming; the second of the wicked at the close of the thousand-year reign.