what we believe

The credibility of one's faith is based upon the object of their
belief. Thus, the term "Foursquare", has reference to balance in doctrine as well
as in lifestyle. Being a Four Square Gospel Church is just that – holding a
Bible-based foundation for our faith, as well as a Holy Spirit-anointed walk in faithfulness.

 

In this section, you will find not only the doctrinal basis of Crossroads Community Church, but also key resolutions which have been made by the Crossroads Community Church ministers and delegates at our Church's annual convention. Moreover, there are certain stances which our Church holds regarding social and ethical issues. By understanding "What We Believe," one is better able to understand "Why We Act."

Below is an abbreviated Crossroads Community Church Declaration of
Faith.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2
Corinthians 13:14).

THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by
voluntary
disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).

THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us,
signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God
pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).

REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted
acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9)

THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and
life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified
daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).

BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an
inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's
Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25).

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue
the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in
Bible days (Acts 2:4).

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the
Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).

THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the
Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled
life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).

MODERATION
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer
should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).

DIVINE HEALING
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the
physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and
imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17)

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the
visible Body of Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).

CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in
things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).

THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment
seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).

HEAVEN
We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of
born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).

HELL
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all
who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).

EVANGELISM
We believe that soul winning is the most important
responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).

TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and
spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).