Crossroads Baptist Church
875 Norway Avenue   ~   Huntington, WV  25705  ~  (304) 523-3693
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Crossroads Baptist Church • 875 Norway Ave • Huntington, WV 25705 • www.crossroadsbaptistchurchwv.org
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible,
as it is in truth, the Word of God... (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal,
plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure
words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). The Masoretic Text
of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus
Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use; the
King James Version of the Bible is the only English version we accept and use.
The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.

The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power
and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II
Corinthians 13:14).

The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man,
without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy redeem sinful
men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through
His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary
sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical
resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter
1:3-5).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted
at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of
Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25;
Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves 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, indwelling and
sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I
Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).

We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues
and the gift of healing, were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues
was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy
Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits
the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently
chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing (II Corinthians
12:12; I Corinthians 13:8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20; I Corinthians 1:22, 14:21-
22).

Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in
Adam's sin the 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; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His
own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore
every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
(Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11).

The Way of Salvation
We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and
faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). We believe that salvation is
"by grace" plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that men are justified by
faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19)

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God's power and are
thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present
possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I
Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).

The Church
We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of
Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present
age which began with Christ and the Apostles, was empowered at Pentecost,
and will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-
27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2).

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly
taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I
Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
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; I Corinthians 3:9, 16, 5:4-7,
13; I Peter 5:1-4).

The Ordinances of the Church
We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's
Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this age (Matthew.
28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26).

Biblical Separation
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring
reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious
apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is
commanded of God (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II
John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1).

The Return of Christ
We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible,
imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational. He will rapture His Church prior to
the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return
with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth. (I
Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10;
Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4)

Our Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and
the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:
28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body
and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first
resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever
with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23,
3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious
misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they
shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the
Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, con-scious
punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalon-ians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7;
Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).