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Statement of Faith

CROSSGATES STATEMENT OF FAITH

HOLY BIBLE
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Tim 3:16; II Pet 1:20-21; Prov 30:5; Rom 16:25-26).

TRINITY
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I Jno 5:7; Gen 1:26; Mat 3:16-17, 28:19; Luk 1:35; Isa 9:6; Heb 3:7-11).

JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (Jno 1:1,14, 20:28; I Tim 3:16; Isa 9:6; Phi 2:5-6; I Tim 2:5).

VIRGIN BIRTH
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Mat 1:18, 25; Luk 1:35; Isa 7:14; Mat 1:18, 23-25; Luk 1:27-35).

REDEMPTION
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God(Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21).

REGENERATION
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential
(John 6:44, 65).

SALVATION
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Eph 2:8-9; Gal 2:16, 3:8; Tit 3:5; Rom 10:9-10; Act 16:31; Heb 9:22).

REPENTANCE
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Act 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).

SANCTIFICATION
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (I Ths 4:3, 5:23; II Cor 3:18, 6:14-18, II Ths 2:1-3, Rom 8:29, 12:1-2, Heb 2:11).

JESUS’ BLOOD
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Coll 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

THE HOLY SPIRIT INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Rom 8:11; Rev 3:20). Given at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joe 2:28-29; Mat 3:11; Mar 16:17; Act 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Heb 2:4; Rom 1:11,12:4-8; Eph 4:16; II Tim 1:5-16, 4:14; I Cor 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Pet 4:10).

THE CHURCH
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

TWO SACRAMENTS

  • Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Mat 28:19; Act 2:38).
  • The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross (Mat 26:26-29; Mar 16:16; Act 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Cor 10:16, 11:23-25).

RESURRECTION
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Act 24:15; I Cor 15:42, 44; Phn 1:21-23, 3:21).

HEAVEN
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ
(Mat 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Cor 5:1; Heb 11:16; I Pet 1:4).

HELL
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Mat 25:41; Mar 9:43-48; Heb 9:27; Rev 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).

SECOND COMING
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (Mat 24:30, 26:63-64; Act 1:9-11; I Ths 4:15-17; II Ths 1:7-8; Rev 1:7). to Top

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