Statement of faith
Revised March 2021
We believe in:
The divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of the Bible in its entirety as the only written Word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21);
The one, eternal God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who spoke the world into being and governs it according to the purpose of His will (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30);
The only Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as the only ransom for sin, the only mediator between God and man, the only Name whereby we must be saved; (1 Timothy 2:5-6, Acts 4:12)
The power of the Holy Spirit that works within man to accomplish the new birth on the basis of grace alone, producing the fruit of the Spirit, and imparting the gifts of the Spirit to empower for service; (2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:8, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:4-31)
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11);
The new life in us is evidenced by living in obedience to the known will of God revealed in the Bible; (Romans 2:13, John 14:15-17, Ephesians 1:9, 1 Samuel 15:22)
The present work of the Holy Spirit in us, enabling us to live a full and satisfying life as a Christian; the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ; and the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19–20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
The term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture, and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. God’s command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:18–25; 1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4).
That God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27).
Cornerstone Christian School recognizes that there are other doctrines held by various Christian believers which they believe to be consistent with, and in addition to, the above, but these shall not be promoted by Cornerstone Christian School.