We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to experience salvation. In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh to the Father but by me." Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation, and a relationship with Him is the only real way to live.
We value the Presence and Spirit of God in our lives and in our church. Psalm 22:3 says, "God inhabits the praise" of His people. If our praise is what He dwells in, we believe we should worship with passion and abandon.
We believe that every person is important, invaluable, and irreplaceable. It doesn't matter what race, color, or background a person has come from. Jesus died for all people. Each individual is a unique creation of God to be valued and esteemed.
We believe that you cannot out-give God, so we practice liberal and cheerful giving. Malachi 3:10 tells us that God actually wants us to test Him in this - so we do! He has proven that His integrity and His generosity cannot be matched.
Since every soul is valuable, we believe that we must reach out to those in our sphere of influence and offer them the hope that only comes through Jesus Christ. Our Mission is simple: To Help People Connect To Jesus Christ.
God is a Redeemer and a Restorer. Therefore, even though we are not perfect and we often stumble, we believe that it is never too late to become the person you always wanted to be. God has a plan and He has the ability to help you find it and the power to enable you to fulfill it.
Cornerstone Church is a member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC). These Articles of Faith are taken from the IPHC Manual:
We believe there is but one living and true God everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead, there are three Persons of one substance being of eternal being, and equal in holiness, justice, wisdom, power, and dignity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
We believe that the Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man’s nature in the womb of the blessed virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and the manhood were joined together in one person never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and perfect man, who actually suffered, was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile the Father to us, and to make atonement, not only for our actual guilt, but also for original sin.
We believe that Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took His body, with all things appertaining to the perfections of man’s nature, and ascended into heaven and there sits until He shall return to judge all men at the last day.
We believe the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, the very eternal God.
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two departments, Old and New Testaments. We believe the bible is the Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption.
We believe that eternal life with God in heaven is a portion of the reward of the finally righteous; and that everlasting banishment from the presence of the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of the persistently wicked (Matthew 25:46; Psalm 9:17; Revelation 21:7-8).
We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are past; for the regeneration of penitent sinners, and for salvation from sin and from sinning (Romans 3:25; 1 John 3:5-10; Ephesians 2:1-10).
We believe, teach and firmly maintain the scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone (Romans 5:1).
We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the justified believer from all indwelling sin and from its pollution, subsequent to regeneration (1 John 1:7-9).
We believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration and consummated in glorification, we believe that it includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration (Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9). Sanctification delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by life-long growth in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:18).
We believe that the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is obtainable by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the fully cleansed believer, and the initial evidence of the reception of this experience is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Luke 11:13; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:6).
We believe in divine healing as in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:14-18; James 5:14-16; Exodus 15:26).
We believe in the imminent, personal, pre-millennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2 :13; 2 Peter 3:1-4; Matthew 24:29-44), and love and wait for His appearing (2 Timothy 4:8).
We believe it is the responsibility of every believer to dedicate his life to carrying on the work of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16-20).