what we believe
Cross Church holds the following set of beliefs to guide us in everything we do as a church.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God's living word to all men. It consists of 66 books and was written by human authors under the divine direction of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, it is free from error and constitutes the only infallible guide in faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1: 20-21)
There is one God, the Creator of all things, infinite in being and perfect. He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are equal in power and glory. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, Mark 1:9-11, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Triune God. He is the Son of God who became incarnate without human father, was born of the Virgin Mary making him both divine and human. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross for the sin of all mankind. He was laid in a tomb but rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father. He shall come again to complete his saving work and to complete the eternal plan of God.
(John 1:1, Matthew 1:18, Philippians 2:5-11)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune God. He works to persuade us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. He lives inside of us, equipping us with spiritual gifts to carry out the ministry of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
God created Adam and Eve in His own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall plunged humanity into a state of sin and spiritual death. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23)
ABOUT THE CHURCH
The church represents the living body of Christ and is comprised of believers in Jesus Christ. He is the head of the church and we have been called to do His work in this world. The church is responsible for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrating the glory of God, caring for and assisting those in need, and developing spiritual growth among all believers. (Acts 2:41-47, Colossians 1:18)
Salvation is a gift from God and is not a result of human work or effort. We are saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9-10, Titus 3:5)