Our Beliefs

what Crossway Believes

  • God designed us for fellowship with Himself
  • Jesus reveals the way to God the Father
  • The Holy Spirit is our teacher, guide and comforter
  • To grow in our relationship with God we need to trust Him even if we do not fully understand it all
  • Heaven and hell are real destinations. TO spend eternity in heaven we need to follow God’s instructions
  • Nothing in creation just happened, God designed it all. He is the master Architect
  • Jesus is returning to earth again.
  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man.

    2 Timothy 3:14-17;
    2 Peter 1:20- 21)
  • We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existent in three persons; not three Gods but one; not one person but three, namely, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
    Genesis 1:26;
    Mark 12:29;
    Deuteronomy 6:4;
    Matthew 28:19
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His absolute deity as well as His humanity; two natures but one undivided Person.
    Luke 1:30-35;
    John 1:1;
    Hebrews 2:9-16;
    Philippians 2:5-8
  • 1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ.
    John 16:8-11;
    Romans 8:10;
    1 Corinthians 12:12-14;
    2 Corinthians 3:6;
    Ephesians 1:13-14
  • We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.
    Ephesians 1:17-18; 5:18;
    1 John 2:20,27
  • The ascended Christ has given various ministries to the Church and each of these exist for the strengthening of, and is essential to, the welfare of the Church.
    Ephesians 4: 11;
    1 Corinthians 12:28,
  • We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
    Genesis 1:26-27;
    Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23;
    Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19
  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
  • 1. We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons.
    1 Corinthians 12:12-14;
    2 Corinthians 11:2;
    Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27)
  • 2. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures.
    Acts 13:27;
    1 Timothy 3:1-13;
    Titus 1:5- 11
  • 3. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.

    Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28;
    Romans 16:1, 4;
    1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13;
    1 Peter 5:1-4)

  • 4. We recognize water baptism by full immersion and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age.

    Matthew 28:19-20;
    Acts 2:41-42; 18:18;
    1 Corinthians 11:23- 26)

  • We believe in the gifts of healing and that God, still, in our day, heals the sick.
    (Mark 16:16-18; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15
  • Each individual believer has full and equal access to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, as a believer-priest.
    1 Peter 2:1-9;
    Revelation 5:9-10;
    Revelation 1:6
  • We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of five basic Governments:
    1) Self-government
    2) The Family
    3) The Church
    4) Civil Government
    5) Business
    Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other.Self-government; the Family; the Church; Civil Government; and Business are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God.
    (Romans 13:1-7;
    Ephesians 5:22-24;
    Hebrews 13:17;
    1 Peter 2:13-14