The following are the core beliefs of Stones Crossing Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
is the only true and living God, and He exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of which is equally deserving of our worship and obedience.
is made in the image of God, to be like Him in character, the supreme object of His creation. Adam’s sin of disobedience made all of mankind subject to the wrath of God, inherently corrupt and utterly incapable of living in a manner acceptable to God. Every human born since Adam has been sinful by nature. Therefore, our salvation is entirely though faith and the redemptive death of Jesus Christ.
means every person will exist eternally either separated from God or in union with God. To be eternally separated from God is hell and to be eternally in union with Him is heaven.
is co-equal with God the Father and in His accepting the characteristics of humanity, Jesus became simultaneously both fully man and fully God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life, and laid aside His right to the prerogatives of coexistence with God, instead taking on the status of a servant. He accomplished our redemption through His sacrificial death on the cross, was resurrected, and ascended to heaven. His death was voluntary and was made in full substitution for us, that we might be freed from the punishment for our sins.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.