because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Loving God, Loving Others, Reaching The World.
We believe that the Bible, the sixty-six books in the Old and New Testament, is the verbal-plenary Word of God, that it was given by inspiration of God, that it is, therefore, inerrant
and infallible in the original writings, and that it is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that the traditional Masoretic Hebrew Text the Old Testament,
and the Traditional Received Greek Text for the New Testament are the closest to the original manuscripts.
Places taught: II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:3-16-17.
We believe in the one, and only one, true and living God, eternally existing in three eternal persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Places taught; John 14:7-12; 16-7; Matthew 28:19.
God the Father
God the Father is the first person of the trinity. He is personal and sovereign. He is perfect in
holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. He is merciful as well as just
. He concerns
Himself in the affairs of men. He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who
come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Places taught: Leviticus 11:44-45; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-6; Isaiah 6:1-5; Ephesians 1:17-23;2:4-10;4:6; Romans 3:21-26; 5:8; 8:29-33; I Corinthians 1:25; I Peter 1:15-16.
God the Son
God the Son, Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is God’s only begotten Son, existing
in heaven from eternity past, virgin born, and sinless in His life. He made atonement
for the sins of the
world by shedding His blood in His death upon the cross at Calvary. He arose from the grave bodily, and
ascended into Heaven where He is at the right hand of the Father and where He makes intercession for
the believers. We believe in th
e personal, imminent, pretribulational, premillennial, rapture of believers.
Places taught: Matthew 1:18-25; 28:5-6; John 3:16; 8:58; 17:5; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:24-28; I Corinthians 15:3-4, 51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 1:13;4:14-15; 7:25-26.
God the Holy Spirit
God the Holy Spirit came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of
judgment. He is true God, equal with the Father and with the Son and of the same substance. He
regenerates, sanctifies, seals, indwells, and c
omforts those who are saved. He empowers for Christian service. He bears witness of the truth. He testifies concerning Jesus Christ, and He never leads anyone at
any time contrary to the teaching of the Bible.
Places taught: Matthew 28:19; John 3:5-7; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18-21; I Peter 1:2; Titus 3:5; II Peter 1:21.
We believe in the reality of Satan as a distinct personality, who having been perfectly created,
fell from his exalted state through pride, which prompted his rebellion to God, leading a multitude of
the angelic host in his revolt; that he is the arch-enemy of God, having purpose to thwart the divine
counsels, that he is the prince of this world, and the god of this age; that he is the king over the realm of
the demons as indicated by the name Beelzebub; that he is the adversary of believers and the accuser of
the brethren; that he shall be barred from all access to heaven during the great tribulation, at the end of
which he is to be bound in the abyss for a thousand years; that he shall be loosed for a little season at
the close of the millennium to provoke
the final rebellion of mankind against God, after which he is to
be cast forever in the lake of fire as the execution of his sentence of judgment from Calvary.
Places taught: Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-18; Matthew 4:1-11; 12:21-31; John 12:31; 16:11; II Corinthians 4:3-4; 11:13-15; II Corinthians 11:13-15; II Timothy 3:6; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:3-7, 10; 20:1-3, 7-10.
We believe that all men are sinners both by nature and by choice; but that God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. We believe therefore, that all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will
rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to acce
pt Christ as their Lord and Savior will be
forever separated from God in hell. Man was created in the image of God, but he sinned and thereby
incurred not only spiritual death, which is separation from God, but also physical death. We believe that
all human beings are born with a depraved sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral
responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
Places taught: Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5; John 3:16; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Philippians 1:21-23; II Corinthians 5:6-8; I John 1:8-10.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to men by grace and received by repentance
toward God and by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose blood was shed on Calvary for the
forgiveness of sins. Salvation is solely through faith in that shed blood and is not earned by any good
works whatsoever. All those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated and become Sons of God.
Places taught: John 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Acts 20:21; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5.
The Security of the Believer
We believe in the eternal security of the true believer and that it is the privilege of the believer to rejoice in the assurance of his salvation.
Places taught: John 10:27-30; Romans 5:1-11, 8:29-39.
We believe that the local church is God’s program for this present age. It is to be composed of
saved people who have been Scripturally baptized
(immersed) as a testimony of their salvation. There
were two ordinances
instituted by our Lord
Jesus Christ to be carried on only by the local
Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The local church is
organized for worship, evangelism,
indoctrination, the observance of the
ordinances, and fellowship. We believe that the local church is
autonomous, that it is the only agency which properly carries out the great
commission, and that it’s
only officers are bishops (or pastors or elders)
Places where taught: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47; Philippians 1:1; I Timothy 3:1-13.
We believe that the heavenly church of the New
Testament is in prospect and shall in the
fullness of time, assemble the
called, the justified, and the glorified without spot or wrinkle, “a glorious
Places taught: Ephesians 5:25-27.
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts, that
the gifts of evangelists
teachers are sufficient for the perfecting
of the saints for today, and that speaking in
tongues, and the working of
miracles gradually ceas
ed as the New Testament Scriptures were
completed and their authority becam
Places taught: I Corinthians 13:8-10; Ephesians 4:16-17.