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Beliefs

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired; that it contains no errors in the original manuscripts and is preserved by God for us; it is authoritative for this church and each of us for every age.

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God

We believe in one living and true God, eternal and of infinite power, wisdom, goodness and righteousness. He is a loving and faithful God who is the Creator and preserver of all things.

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Jesus Christ

We believe in the divine nature of Jesus Christ, God’s only son, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. Christ is both fully man and fully God. His purpose is to restore our relationship to God, which was broken by sin (disobedience). Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven in full victory over Satan and sin.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the person and expression of God who lives within us, giving us the power to live a holy life and guiding us to truth. His presence is what makes Crossroads Church unique. His absence is what makes church and religion boring and lifeless. When Jesus said I must leave, but I won’t leave you alone, it is the Holy Spirit that He sent to us.

Salvation

Because people are unable to save themselves from their sinful condition, salvation is altogether the work of God. Neither good works nor self-improvement can make up for our sin. Salvation is the free gift of God. However, like any gift it must be received. This gift is received by faith, which is believing and trusting in Jesus Christ who died as our substitute that we might live.

Baptism

Acts 22:15-16 says, “You will be his witness to all of men of what you have seen and heard. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on His Name.” Your baptism will represent an outward acknowledgment and public celebration of your inward decision to accept Christ as your Savior.