Beliefs

Cornerstone Baptist Church is a group of born-again, Bible believing people, who are united together as a part of the body of Christ. Our purpose is to glorify God in all of the ministries of this body. To uphold the great doctrines of the faith, Cornerstone Baptist Church teaches:

A Fundamental Approach to the Holy Scriptures

The Holy Bible to be the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God. It is inerrant in the original manuscripts and is to be interpreted literally. The Holy Bible is authoritative, infallible, God breathed, and our sole authority for faith and practice.

The Gospel as the Central Truth of the Scriptures

We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is woven throughout the entirety of scripture, and is central to our understanding of scripture, of God, of ourselves, of the world around us and of history. Read more here.

A Baptistic Approach to the Local Church and Its Ordinances

The local church is an assembly of baptized (by immersion) believers, bound together by a covenant of faith; worshipping together, teaching the Holy Scriptures, reaching the lost with the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, defending the faith, and engaging in spiritual fellowship; governed by His laws, while exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in the local church by His Word.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are to be administered exclusively by the local church.

Dispensational Approach to God Dealing with Man

We believe that proper Biblical interpretation allows for seven basic divisions of time, known as dispensations:

  • Innocence (Genesis 1:1)
  • Conscience (Genesis 4:1)
  • Human Government (Genesis 8:15)
  • Promise (Genesis 12:1)
  • Law (Exodus 19:1)
  • Grace (Acts 2:1)
  • Millennium (Revelation 20:4)

The Doctrines of Grace as God’s Means of Bringing Salvation to Man

We believe that God in eternity past knew that all mankind would find itself in a hopeless and sinful condition. God provided the plan to bring man back to Himself.

  • Total Depravity
  • Unconditional Election
  • Irresistible Grace (Salvation)
  • Particular Redemption
  • Perseverance of the Saints

Personal Evangelism to Show our Faithfulness to the Great Commission.

We believe that each person who has received God’s grace through salvation has the responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to their community, their country, and the world.

Our complete doctrinal statement is available as a PDF:

Cornerstone Baptist Church Doctrinal Statement