GodWe believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), Creator of all things, infinitely perfect. God has eternally existed in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matt 28:19-20). God created all things out of nothing, and He sustains as well as actively governs all His creation for His good purposes.
The BibleWe believe that all sixty-six books that comprise the Bible are the Word of God. The Bible is inspired (God-breathed) and is therefore without error in the original documents (2 Timothy 3:16). It is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men, and it is the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and practice.
SalvationWe believe that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross, His atoning blood shed on behalf of us, and His resurrection from the dead provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe (Hebrews 9:22–28; Romans 4:25). Only those who are born of the Holy Spirit, receive Jesus Christ, become the children of God (John 1:10–13; John 3:5–8). The Crossroad Church subscribes to a “Reformed Soteriology.” In humility, we accept the doctrine of sovereign unconditional election to be true. Though there are aspects of this doctrine that are mysterious, we wholeheartedly believe and teach all that has been clearly revealed in the Scriptures while relying on the Spirit of God to help us understand it better as we grow in our faith. The doctrine of God’s Sovereignty in all things including salvation is not purely an intellectual exercise but has a practical bearing on the life of a believer, especially providing assurance and comfort in times of trials. Acceptance of this doctrine is not a prerequisite to becoming a member or leader of this church. Albeit, we encourage our members and leaders to study the scriptures with an open mind and prayerful heart, trusting the Lord will reveal all truth in His time and according to His will.
Jesus ChristWe believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became a man at his incarnation. As such, He is the true God and true man. He lived a perfect and sinless life, died on the cross, as a substitutionary sacrifice for us and our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3; 20:24–29), was bodily raised on the third day, and ascended into heaven (Acts 1:1–9). He is now at the right hand of God the Father (Colossians 3:1) and is our High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 John 2:1; Philippians 2:5–7). He will come again to judge all people, living and dead, unto eternal life or eternal condemnation (John 5:22-29)
Holy SpiritWe believe that the Holy Spirit is eternal (Gen 1:2; Job 33:4), all-knowing (1 Cor 2:10-11), present everywhere (Psalm 139:7-11), and one of the Three in Godhead (Matt 3:16; Matt 28:19-20; 2 Cor 13:14). The Holy Spirit is neither inferior to the Father or the Son nor separated from them (Matt 3:16; Matt 28:19-20; John 14:16; John 14:26; Acts 2:17; Acts 2:33; 2 Cor 13:14). Just as the Father and the Son have been active, the Holy Spirit has been active from the beginning of history—to name a few: creation (Gen 1:3; Psalm 104:30), revelation (2 Sam 23:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21), and special missions (e.g. Exod 35:30-31)
CreedsWe subscribe to the Apostolic and Nicene Creed. However, we have made a minor change in the Nicene Creed regarding the ordinance of baptism to read as follows: “We acknowledge one believer’s baptism to testify publicly one’s internal transformation because of the Gospel.”
The ChurchWe believe that the Church is the community of those who have placed their faith in Christ, have had their sins forgiven, and have a new life through the Holy Spirit. All believers are placed by the Holy Spirit into the Church, also called the Body of Christ. Local churches are a visible expression of this Body. The local church is a gathering of believers in a particular geographical area for the purposes of worship, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, service through the use of one’s spiritual gifts, and caring for one another. The Crossroad Church seeks to apply the various truths of the Gospel in all areas of both private and church life. Hence, we identify as a Gospel-centered church. We believe in the priesthood of all believers, which implies that believing men and women are equal in their spiritual status by virtue of being in Christ. They have equal access to God and are both gifted by God to play a vital role in the life and mission of the church. We also believe that the Scriptures, in keeping with God’s creation design, reserve the office of the elder for men (1 Timothy 3). Thereby, we are generally inclined toward male servant-leadership when it comes to leadership roles within the church.
ManWe believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) but fell into sin (Genesis 3) and is therefore eternally separated from God and under condemnation (Romans 5:12–21). Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit and faith in Jesus Christ can salvation and eternal spiritual life be obtained (John 3:5–8). Sin has wrought in man a pervasive depravity affecting all human faculty. In this state, he is unable to get back to God on his own or make any effort to receive the Gospel unless the Holy Spirit of God regenerates his heart Sensus Divinitatis (Titus 3:5; John 3:3-8; Ezekiel 36:26-27). Man’s salvation then does not ultimately depend on the ability of the presenter or on the willingness of the hearers of the Gospel. It is purely based on the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit of God. He is both the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2).