Our Beliefs at Corner House Christian Church
Corner House Christian Church is a group of people who are seeking genuine faith, family, and fellowship in the body of Christ. We celebrate the wonderful freedom God gives us while striving for unity as believers.
The Bible contains a vast landscape of teachings that reveal God’s character, demonstrate his passion for his creation, and provide wisdom for right belief and living. Our attitude toward our beliefs can be expressed with statements like these:
Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where it is silent, we are silent.
In essential beliefs, we strive for unity; in matters of opinion, we allow freedom; and in all things, we show love.
The following statements are meant to affirm our beliefs about core teachings of the Bible. They are not intended to be exclusive or restricting statements. Rather, they provide a context for our life and mission.
Our unity is built upon several vital biblical teachings:
The Son - Jesus Christ: the only begotten Son of God; the image of the invisible God; born of a virgin; lived a sinless life; died for our sins; arose from the dead; and now intercedes for his Church. (Isaiah 7:14; John 3:16; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:15)
The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; he indwells believers and gives them new life in Jesus; he distributes spiritual gifts for the edification of the church and the proclamation of the Gospel. (John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9)
Both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God, sufficient for our knowledge of salvation and godly living – “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.” (Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
The body of Christ on earth, which exists to: bring glory to God, reach the world with the message of salvation and edify the saved. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
Every person has worth as a creation of God, made in his image, but “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Genesis 1:26, 27 & 31; Romans 3:23)
Those accepting Christ must repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized into him. Those God saves should continue to grow in him, investing their lives for his glory. (Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Peter 3:18)
Jesus Christ will one day return for his followers, spending eternity with them and reigning as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Those who have rejected his offer of salvation will enter into a Christ-less eternal judgment. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 17:14)