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Doctrine

The purpose in laying out these essential doctrines (meaning essential for salvation) as taught by Crossroads Christian Fellowship is to ensure the foundation for the Christian faith is the same throughout the church and associated ministries. Members of CCF and associated ministries must subscribe to these essentials. We recognize, however, that there are other doctrines of varying importance which are not essential to salvation. We respect the right of fellow Christians with different theological persuasions to believe differently regarding non-essentials of the Christian faith, and commit to cooperate with them in the greater cause of unity for the Kingdom of God and fulfillment of the Great Commission.  

"In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." – John Wesley

Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith

1. The Nature of God: There is only one God in all existence (Exodus 20:3; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8).

2. The Holy Trinity: God exists as a Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, Genesis 1:26, Galatians 3:20)

3. The Deity of Jesus Christ: Jesus is God, but also still man, born of the Virgin Mary (John 1:1, 14; 8:24; Colossians. 2:9; 1 John 4:1-4, Matthew 1:18-25).

4. The Gospel: The gospel consists of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus according to the scriptures, as a substitutionary payment for the sins of people who accept His gift, which all people need because all people are sinners (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 1:8-9; Romans 3:23, 2 Corinthians 5:21).

5. The Nature of Salvation: Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone (not works) in Jesus Christ alone (Jesus is the only way to the Father) (Romans 3:28; 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:1-2; 5:1-4, John 14:6).

Beyond these essentials, Crossroads Christian Fellowship has adopted the doctrine of the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (www.WCICC.org):

First and foremost the World Council of Independent Christian Churches does not believe the entire council of God can be reduced to a “few' key points of doctrine. When looking to the belief of WCICC consider our doctrinal statement to begin in Genesis and end in Revelation.  For the purpose of summary we have attached the following list of key points of doctrinal stance.

  • We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16) We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture in the Original Autograph. (Job 32:8).
  • We believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4, Jn 10:30) revealed as eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God created a host of angels, some of whom followed the lead of Lucifer, now called Satan, in rebelling against God, thereby bringing sin into the world. We believe in Satan's ultimate complete defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ / Yeshua. (Genesis 3:15, Revelation 20:2).
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death; which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, become sinners in thought, word and deed. With such a nature, they are incapable of producing anything acceptable to God. (Gen 3:8-24, Rom 3:10-12).
  • We believe that Jesus Christ/Yeshua was begotten of the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin,  Mary, and is true God and true man. We believe that He died for the sins of men as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ/Yeshua, in His ascension into heaven.  (Mat 1:20).
  • We believe that men are justified by grace through faith, on the ground of the shed blood of Jesus Christ/Yeshua, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God (EPH 2:8-10, JN 3:3-8).
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (MAT 25:31-46).
  • We believe that it is the supreme responsibility of believers to testify to the saving power of  the  gospel (ACT 1:8).
  • We believe that it is the duty of each believer to live a holy life unto God, keeping himself unspotted from the world, and that it is God's intention that this shall be accomplished in the believer's life by his constant dependence on the divine enablement of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Scriptures both Old and New Testament, not by man, describe Holiness (PSA 1:1-2; 119:1-8, JN 2:15-17).
  • We believe that God in the Scriptures has progressively revealed Himself through the Scriptures and directly through the Prophets (EPH 2:19-22).
  • We believe that the Church had its historical beginning at Pentecost; is composed solely of believers (ACT 2:1-41).
  • We believe that at any moment the Rapture of the saved may occur, when "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven" to catch up His people to meet Him "in the air" (I Th 4:13-18).
  • We believe in the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will then set up His kingdom upon the earth for His thousand-year reign, after which He will deliver the kingdom to the Father (MAT 24:29-31).
  • We believe that all believers should live a life of obedience to the scriptures both Old and New Testament (DEU 4:39-40, JN15:10, I JN 3:24) .

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