WHAT WE BELIEVE
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which originated with God, and was given through the instrumentality of many different chosen authors.
We believe that there is one living, true, Holy God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and sinless in life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. He fully atoned for the sins of all, was bodily resurrected and enthroned at God’s right hand as our Intercessor.
The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call people in fellowship with Himself described as follows:
1. Humankind was specially created, but is now tragically lost apart from God’s redeeming grace.
2. Each person can be made new in Christ by the Holy Spirit and thereafter continuously grow in the knowledge of God.
3. Salvation is completely a work of God’s free grace, received by repentance and faith.
The Christian Life
The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they yield to the Holy Spirit. As the believer submits more fully to the Lordship of Christ, the Holy Spirit releases the power that enables the believer to be pure in heart and totally dedicated to God. The work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is both instantaneous and progressive, guiding in understanding and empowering for fruitful service.
We believe that all believers become members with one another in the church universal with Christ as the head. God’s people who acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord should meet regularly to devote themselves to Prayer, Fellowship, Worship, Study, Observations of Baptism and Communion, Edification of the Body, Discovery and Development of Spiritual Gifts and Active Ministry to the World.
We believe the Scriptures clearly teach that there is a conscious personal existence after death described as follows:
1. All dying without Christ will suffer eternally, while those in Christ will enjoy eternal blessedness.
2. Christ will return to judge the world, receive the saved and rule the world in righteousness.
Faith and Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. This church seeks to impact the community by accurately interpreting doctrinal truth for the benefit and growth of both the seeker and the believer.
This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom we are all ultimately responsible. The church also recognizes that leadership calls for a commitment of faith and practice that is above reproach. Therefore, binding commitments should accompany leadership of the local church.
CrossWay Community Church is a part of The Wesleyan denomination. Click on the link and find out more about The Wesleyan Church.