What We Believe

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  
Key verses: Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, was born of a virgin, is wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave and ascended into Heaven.  
Key verses: John 1:14; 3:16; Matt 4; Luke 4; Heb 4:15; 2 Cor 5:21

We believe in the literal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth.  
Key verses: Revelation 19

We believe that, present at creation, the Holy Spirit has forever existed as part of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is active today in regenerating, indwelling, and empowering the saved while convicting the world of sin and righteousness.
Key verses: Genesis 1:2; John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Acts 1:8

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life.  
Key verses: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image.  
Key verses: Genesis 1:26-27

We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners in need of salvation.  
Key verses: Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12-15

We believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.   
Key verses: Romans 6:23; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12

We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.   
Key verses: John 10:28-30; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 7:25 & 10:10,14

We believe that those persons who die without faith in Jesus Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven, through faith in Christ, spend eternity in Heaven.   
Key verses: John 3:16; Revelation 20:14-15

We believe that water baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.  
Key verses: Romans 6:3-10

We believe that the local church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head.   
Key verses: Ephesians 1:22-23

We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, God’s Word.  
Key verses: 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 10:19-26

For a more complete statement on Cornerstone's doctrinal positions, refer to the link below.
Baptist Faith and Message 2000