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What We Believe

What We Believe

About God

There is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and each possesses all of the attributes of God.  God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything in it.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is one with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ is our Savior, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for all sin, and was raised from the grave after three days to demonstrate His defeat of sin and death.  He ascended into heaven and will return to reign as our powerful King.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and Jesus Christ.  Those who accept Christ as their Savior will receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them.  The Holy Spirit serves as our comforter, guide, and advocate.  The Holy Spirit is given to Christians and provides guidance in living, an understanding of the Bible, and prayerfully intercedes for them.

About the Bible

Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our final authority on Christian beliefs and as a guide for living.  The Bible is divinely inspired by God, without error, given to man so that we may know and understand the truth of God and His love.

About Humanity

All people are made in the image of God and were created to live the adventure of following Jesus Christ.  Although people have tremendous potential for good, we also have the freedom to do evil.  Our disobedience toward God is called "sin" and that separates all humanity from God.

About Salvation

Salvation cannot be purchased or earned.  It is a free gift from God provided by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and is received through faith.  It is available to everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.  That faith is expressed through repentance of sin and baptism by immersion.

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever.  Every person will either exist eternally in union with God in heaven through following Jesus Christ or be eternally separated from God in hell due to our refusal to follow Him.

About Marriage & Sexuality

As a Scriptural matter, all those who voluntarily associate with the CCC, as a member of the Fellowship or otherwise, are deemed to acknowledge that the Leaders Interpretation of Scripture is that "marriage" has only one meaning and that is marriage is sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any for of sexual immorality, such as but not limited to, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or any attempt to change one's sex, or disagreement with one's biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.  We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a Biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

We believe that Cross Creek Church may not permit any church assets or property of any kind to be used in any manner that would be or could be perceived by a person to be inconsistent with this church's beliefs, including but not limited to permitting any church facilities to be used by any person, organization, corporation, or group that would or might use such facilities to convey, intentionally or by implication, what might be perceived as a favorable impression about any other views on marriage and sexuality other than  those we have affirmed.