Cornerstone
church

760.746.4540

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2081 Bear Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA 92027

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Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For the purposes of Cornerstone Church's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Elders are Cornerstone Church's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.

The word of god

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life. (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

the doctrine of god

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24)

jesus christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1, 10:30; Luke 2:52; Phil 2:5-8; Heb 4:14-16)

the holy spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. (John 16:8-11, 13-15; Rom 8:14-17, Eph 1:13-14)

mankind

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Gen 1:26-27; 3:6; Rom 3:23; 5:12)

regeneration

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become children of God. (John 1:12; 3:3; 3:16-17; Rom 6:23)

the ordinances

We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. (Matt 28:19; Acts 2:41-42)

the church universal

We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. (1 Cor 12:12-13; Eph 1:22-23; 5:22-32)

the church local

We believe that only those who are thus, member of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church. (2 Cor 6:14)

religous liberty

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. (1 Tim 3; Titus 1)

the last things

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (Rev 20:1-7; 11-15)

the resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Rev 20:10-15; 1 Thess 4:13-18)