What we Believe
The purposes of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship are to encourage believers to develop a close, personal love relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, (Matt. 22:37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind), to actively demonstrate and practice the love of Jesus with other fellow believers, (John 13:34 a new commandment I give to you to love one another even as I have loved you), and to extend that Godly love to the members of our community who do not yet know Jesus.
There is but one true God. In the Unity of this Godhead there are three persons equal in power and eternity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1-2: Deut. 6:4-5; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-3, 3:16)
He is God incarnate, yet human, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was both God and Man. He came as a sinless sacrifice to save us from our sins and transgressions. He suffered, was crucified, died and was buried, and on the third day AROSE, victorious over death. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, interceding on our behalf. We believe he will return to earth personally and visibly according to his promise. (Matt 1:20-22; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14; Acts 1:9-11)
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. We believe that the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does. He convicts us of our sin. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into the union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. We believe in being filled with the Holy Spirit, who witnesses to our spirit, and indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. This is the consecration or sanctification of the believer. His instrument is the Word of God. (Matt 28:19; John 14:15-17, 16:7-8 & 13- 15; Acts 15:8-9; Romans 9:2-11; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe the Holy Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, infallible and complete in its entirety and our final authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
The shed blood of Jesus Christ offered the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world. No other satisfaction for sin is necessary; no other can atone. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8-11; Heb. 9:11-14)
We believe that all are born sinners and the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for sin by shedding His precious Blood on the Cross as atonement for sin. Those who refuse to accept His sacrifice for their sin are eternally lost while those who repent of their sins and personally accept and confess the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior receive forgiveness of sin, everlasting life, and become children of God. (Romans 3:23-25, 8:15; John 1:12-13, 3:16-17; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Peter 1:23)
We believe in the Church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ, consisting of all those who have accepted the work of the atonement. We believe in the need for a local assembly of believers for the purpose of worship, edification and evangelism through missions to our local communities and around the world. (Acts 2:42-47, Eph. 4:1-6, 5:22-27; Titus 2:14; Rev. 21:2-9)
Baptism, by immersion in water, is the believer’s outward expression of obedience and signifies their faith and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. (Matt. 3:13-21, 28:18-20; Mark1:9-11; John 3:5; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:1-4)
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament signifying our redemption by Christ’s death. The bread is representative of Christ’s body which was broken for us. The cup represents Christ’s blood that was shed for our sins. These sacraments should only be taken by those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. (Matt. 26:26-29; John 6:53-58: 1Cor. 10:16, 11:20-32)
Vision: We want you to meet, know, and walk with Jesus.
Mission: We desire to lead people into a loving and growing relationship with Jesus.
In essentials: Unity. In non-essentials: Liberty. In all things: Love.
We believe everyone has a place to serve. God has placed specific gifts in each of us and we would love to help you discover them.