Statement of Faith
At Cornerstone World Outreach, we believe...
We believe in the Holy Trinity: God is one comprised of three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things. As proved with over 500 plain scriptures that refer to three distinct persons who are one in perfect unity.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified, died, buried, resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man. (Hebrews 12:2)
We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct in every dimension of private and public life. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
We believe in the literal interpretation of the entire Bible, and reject the modern-day tendency to "read between the lines" at the expense of what is plainly stated upon them. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that every letter, line, verse, paragraph, chapter and book between Matthew 1:1 and Revelation 22:21 is the contract believers are commanded to obey and teach until Christ returns again for His church, according to the command of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:20.
We further believe that every letter, line, verse, paragraph, chapter and book between Genesis 1:1 and Malachi 4:6 are necessary in order to understand our new covenant, as they demonstrate the consistent, unchanging, and immutable laws of God upon which all covenants with God have been based throughout human history.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. (1 Corinthians 12:15-22)
We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ by personal repentance from sins. (Matthew 4:17 & Acts 2:38)
We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life. (John 8:11)
We believe in divine healing, through faith in the name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the atonement. (James 5:14)
We believe in water (submersion) baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, as distinct from the new birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit and the evidence of the fruit of the spirit.
We believe that the God of the Bible is the God of today in principle, application, and expression. No gifts or manifestations of the Holy Spirit revealed in the book of Acts have "passed away", but all are in full function for those who believe in faith. (Matthew 28:20)
We believe in the Christian's hope - the soon coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ - our theocratic King, (Revelation 22:20) and we believe in evangelism and missionary work in accordance with the Christian commission. (Matthew 28:19)