Who We Are
What We Believe
At Cornerstone Bible Church, we believe that God has spoken in His Word, and that the timeless truths it contains describe both how to be made right with Him and to live in a manner that pleases Him.
The Nature of God
We believe that God is one in essence, but that He subsists in three distinct and equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that these three have precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections (Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:1, 14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 3:18, 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6).
We believe in the Bible as Gods unique authoritative revelation to men. We believe that the Scriptures are inspired and that both inspiration and inerrancy extend to every part of the writings as they came from God. We believe that the Bible is to be interpreted according to the normal laws of human language, and that the Scriptures are the sole necessary standard for faith and life (Mark 12:26, 36, 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16, 17:2-3, 18:28, 26:22-23; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:13, 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21, 3:16).
We believe in God as absolute and sole Creator of the universe and that creation was by divine fiat, not by evolutionary process (Gen. 1:1-2:3; Ps. 104; Heb. 11:1-3).
Man’s Dignity and Need
We believe that man was created by God in His image to enjoy His fellowship; that by mans own choice, he decided to rebel against His Creator; that every man since that time has been born with a propensity to sin; that mans personal sins cause him to have need of justification and redemption; and that sin is universal and without excuse (Gen. 1:26, 2:17, 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3, 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:6, 5:40, 6:53; Rom. 1:18-23, 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Eph.2:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:6; 1 John 3:8).
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners. We believe that man is justified before God simply by placing his personal trust in Christ, and that he is eternally secure in grace from that moment on. However, sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and may bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. We believe that there is no way of salvation other than through Christ (Lev. 17:11; Isa. 64:6; Matt. 26:28; John 1:12, 3:17-18, 36, 5:24, 6:29; Acts 13:39, 16:31; Rom. 1:16-17, 3:22, 26, 4:5, 5:6-9, 10:4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13, 22, 6:15; Eph. 1:7; Phil. 3:4-9; Tit. 3:5; Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:18-19, 23).
We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and man; that His death paid a sufficient price to redeem any man who would believe in Him as personal Savior; that He rose from the dead bodily; that He ascended to the right hand of God the Father; and that He will return to the earth bodily and visibly to set up His eternal kingdom (John 1:29, 20:28; Rom. 3:25-26; 2 Cor. 5:14; Phil. 3:20; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 3:18).
We believe that Christians will be judged by Christ for the purpose of distributing rewards, which are gained or lost by the believers conduct subsequent to his conversion. We believe that God supplies not only forgiveness of sins, but power to live the Christian life as well by giving to us the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer (Rom. 6:11-13, 8:2, 4, 12-13, 12:6; 1 Cor. 3:9-15, 9:18-27, 2 Cor. 5:10; Gal. 5:16-23; Eph. 4:11, 22-24; Col. 2:1-10; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7, 3:5-9).