November 5, 2017
Assistant Pastor Sam Bannister speaks during the second service on November 5, 2017 ... Watch Sermon
II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” We believe the Bible to be the inspired truth without error, written by men of old as the Holy Spirit moved them on, and that it is, therefore, the unadulterated, authentic, inspired Word of God.
As the Bible teaches, we believe that Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified.
At the same time, a sinner must believe the Gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life; he is commanded to be baptized in water in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission or removal of his sins, and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4, 2:38, 4:12, 8:12-17, 10:43-48, 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God’s grace to reconcile us to God.
We believe that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament as Jehovah revealed Himself in the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was and is God. Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9-10). While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Ghost is God with us and in us. Paul spoke of the Holy Ghost as “Christ in you, the hope of Glory” (Colossians 1:27). Thus God is manifested as The Father in creation, as The Son for our redemption, and as The Holy Ghost for our regeneration.
We believe that God, who is Holy, calls each of us into relationship with Him. I Peter 1:16 says, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” God is holy and above sin, and therefore He is the only one that can help us to overcome sin. Thus we enter into a holy relationship with Him. This relationship with Almighty God manifests itself in every aspect of our lives, and the lives of our families. As such, Crossroads Apostolic Church stresses and supports the family unit as God’s primary institution. With the knowledge of His plan for Salvation, the revelation of who He is, and the blessing of the life He equips us to lead, we believe in covenanting the Spirit-anticipating the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.