We believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Bible, consisting of the 66 books, as originally written. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian unity.
We believe there is one and only one living and true God. In the unity of God, there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection.
We believe that Jesus was 100% man and 100% God, conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary, lived a perfect life without sin, and suffered an agonizing death on the cross as punishment for our own sins. He was buried and rose again after three days and witnessed to hundreds of people before ascending back to Heaven where He remains to this day until His return.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. He was active in the creation, He convicts us of sin, He is the agent in the new birth, and He seals, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
We believe that God is sovereign in the giving of all His gifts, and that the gift of evangelist, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today.
We believe the Biblical account of the creation of the physical universe, angels, and man. We believe that everything was created in six literal 24 hour days without any evolutionary process.
We believe that man was created in innocence and perfection but by voluntary transgression, Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, and all man sinned in him. As a result, all humans are sinners by nature and by conduct, and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is initiated by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who voluntarily took upon himself the sins of the world. Yet without sin, He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, thus qualifying Himself to be our savior.
We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel.
We believe in two ordinances of the Christian faith. The first being baptism by submersion only after the acknowledgement of salvation through Christ. It is a public demonstration of faith and is by no means able to save you from your sins. The second ordinance of communion is demonstrated on a monthly basis where believers come together to take part in this ceremony. The bread resembles the body of Jesus Christ that which was broken for us. The cup resembles the blood of Jesus Christ that was poured out for us.
We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ, and event which can occur at any moment, and that at the moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death. All, then, shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seven years of the Tribulation.
We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man to one woman. No other marriages beside one man and one woman will be performed in the Cornerstone Baptist Church. We believe that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.