Beliefs
      At Cornerstone Bible Church, we believe that God has spoken in His Word, and that the timeless truths it contains describe both how to be made right with Him and to live in a manner that pleases Him.

Section One: The Nature of God
We believe that God is one in essence, but that He subsists in three distinct and equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that these three have precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections (Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:1, 14; Acts 5: 3-4; 2 Cor. 3:18,12:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6).

Section Two: The Scriptures
We believe in the Bible as God's unique authoritative revelation to men. We believe that the Scriptures are inspired and that both inspiration and inerrancy extend to every part of the writings as they came from God. We believe that the Bible is to be interpreted according to the normal laws of human language, and that the Scriptures are the sole necessary standard for faith and life. (Mark 12:26, 36,13: 11;Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16,17:2-3; 18:28, 26:22-23; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:13,10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:21, 3:16).

Section Three: Creation
We believe in God as absolute and sole Creator of the universe and that creation was by divine fiat, not by evolutionary process. (Gen 1:1-2:3; Psa. 104; Heb 11:1-3).

Section Four: Man’s Dignity and Need
We believe that man was created by God in His image to enjoy His fellowship; that by man's own choice, he decided to rebel against His Creator; that every man since that time has been born with a propensity to sin; that man's personal sins cause him to have need of justification and redemption; and that sin is universal and without excuse (Gen. 1:26, 2:17, 6: 5; Psa. 14:13, 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:6, 5:40 6:53; Rom. 1:18-23, 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:6; 1 John 3:8).

Section Five: Salvation
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners. We believe that man is justified before God simply by placing his personal trust in Christ, and that he is eternally secure in grace from that moment on. However, sin may interrupt the joy of His fellowship with God and may bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. We believe that there is no way of salvation other than through Christ (Lev. 17:11; Isa. 64:6; Matt. 26: 28; John 1:12’ 3:17-18, 36, 5:24, 6:29; Acts 13:39, 16:31; Rom. 1:16-17, 3:22, 26, 4:5,5:6-9, 10:4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:18,22,6:15; Eph. 1:7; Phil.3: 4-9; Tit. 3:5; Jas. 1:18; I Pet. 1:18-19, 23).

Section Six: Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and man; that His death paid a sufficient price to redeem any man who would believe in Him as personal Savior; that He rose from the dead bodily; that He ascended to the right hand of God the Father; and that He will return to the earth bodily and visibly to set up His eternal kingdom (John 1:29,20:28; Rom. 3:25-26; 2 Cor. 5:14; Phil. 3:20; Heb. 10:5- 14;1 Pet. 3:18). This kingdom will be inaugurated on the present earth for a thousand years and will continue eternally on a new earth after the judg­ment of the great white throne (Isa.11:1-16; Matt. 19:28; Rev. 2:26-27; 5:10; 11:15; 20:1-21:3).

Section Seven: Rewards
We believe that Christians will be judged by Christ for the purpose of distributing rewards, which are gained or lost by the believer's conduct subsequent to his conversion. We believe that God supplies not only forgiveness of sins, but power to live the Christian life as well as by giving to us the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer (Rom. 6:11-13, 8:2,4,12-13,12:6;1 Cor. 3:9-15, 9:18-27, 2 Cor. 5:10; Gal. 5:16-23; Eph. 4:11, 22-24; Col. 2:1-10;1 Pet. 1:14-16;1 John 1:4-7, 3:5-9).

Section Eight: Marriage and the Family
Cornerstone Bible Church is committed to proclaiming and exhibiting the glory of God as it is set forth in the teaching of the Holy Scriptures regarding marriage and the family. The church will neither promote nor permit practices as part of its corporate life that violate biblical standards. When these standards are violated, penitent believers will find ready forgiveness with us, but we are committed to avoiding anything that can be regarded as a contradiction of biblical teaching. The Board of Elders bears responsibility for determining what constitutes such teaching.

Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage, between one man and one woman. (Gen 1:27-28, Gen 2: 18-24, Lev 18:1-5, Prov 31:10-12, Mt 19:4-6, Mk 10:6-8, Eph 5:21-33, 1 Pet 3:7, 1Thess 4:3-8, Deut 27:21).

Activities that lie outside this definition, such as (but not limited to) adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality are inconsistent with the teaching of the Bible and the church. Further, lascivious behavior such as the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography and attempts to alter one's gender are incompatible with biblical teaching. (Ex 20:14, Lv 18: 22-23, Lev 20:15-16, Prov 5:15, Rom 1:24, Rom 1:26-27, Col 3:5-6, 1 Cor 6:9-10, Gal 5:19, 1 Cor 6:15-20, 1 Cor 7:2-5).