Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md.
Statement of Fundamental Truths,
The following is a basic listing of the Fundamental Truths of Cornerstone Assembly (Independent Pentecostal), Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD. Links for the full text of each section of the Fundamental Truths of Cornerstone Assembly, Cambridge, Maryland, along with links as to why this is an important belief, comments, answers to common questions and objections, and other information, will appear when available at the end of each section.
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The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally
inspired of God word for word including grammar, are the revelation of God to man, are the
infallible, all authoritative rule of faith and conduct, and are supreme above
all other law.
1 Thessalonians 2:13,
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21
The one true God is the eternally self-existent, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, self-sufficient, "I AM," the sole Creator of heaven and earth and the only Redeemer of mankind. He has revealed Himself as incorporating the principles of association and relationship as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19,
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Man was created by God, in the image of God, and not did not evolve or mutate. Man by
voluntary transgression, fell into sin and thus incurred physical and spiritual death.
Genesis 1:26,27, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:6, Isaiah 6:46 Romans 5:12-19, Romans 7:18
Redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, is mankind's only hope of salvation. Salvation is received by repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes born again, a true child of God, hence, an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. Salvation is not attained or maintained by works, but it is attained and maintained through dedication to God through Christ, and Christ alone.
Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Acts 4:10-12, Romans 10:9-10, Titus 3:5-7, Hebrews 9:28
Sanctification is dedication to God through Christ and being separated from that
which is evil. The Holy Scriptures teach a life of "holiness without which no man
shall see the Lord."
Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:24, Galatians 6:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 13:12
Every true Christian is entitled to, should fervently expect, and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost, initially evidenced by speaking in tongues, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal and expected experience of all in the early Christian Church. The gifts of the Holy Ghost
are to be operating today in the body of Christ.
Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 1 Corinthians 13:10-12
Deliverance from all illnesses, including all psychological illnesses, is provided for in the atonement. Therefore Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel.
Isaiah 53:4,5, Matthew 8:16,17, 2 Timothy 1:7, James 5:14-16
Marriage is that relationship between one man and one woman where, on the basis of mutual vow, love is expressed between the two, such expression including fulfillment of sexual desire, and the solemn privilege of procreation. This union is declared by Scriptures as holy and honorable, dissolvable only by the physical death of one of the two, and not by the writ and/or action of man. Divorce and remarriage to another while the former companion is still alive is adultery. Though divorce and remarriage to another can be forgiven, the grace of God does not dissolve a marriage.
Genesis 2:24, Malachi 2:13-16, Matthew 19:5-6, 1 Corinthians 7:3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, Ephesians 5:31, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 10:11-12, Luke 16:18
A. Baptism In Water
All those repent and believe on Jesus Christ as Saviour are commanded to be baptized in water. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Water baptism does not save us.
Matthew 3:15-17, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 10:47, Romans 6:3-4, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:12, Mark 16:16, Acts 13:12, 1 Peter 3:21
B. The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"
Every true born again Christian is a member of the true body of Christ, which is universal throughout the world. To believe on Christ means to completely trust and depend upon Him. Every true Christian is to ascribe absolute and complete loyalty to Christ alone.
Daniel 6:5, 10, 13, Matthew 12:1, Luke 10:27, Acts 5:29, Romans 12:5, 1 Corinthians 12:2, 2 Corinthians 1:9
Every individual member of the universal body of Christ has ministry.
Romans 12:1 - 8, Ephesians 5:30
Some are called by God to be dedicated to ministry in such a way that it is the predominant activity in their life above any vocation or pursuit.
Galatians 1:15, Ephesians 4:11-16
Those who are pastors or deacons must meet the requirements of the Holy
Scriptures. Therefore, regardless of when they came to Christ, they cannot
be divorced and remarried having a former companion still living.
Genesis 2:24, Malachi 2:13-16, Matthew 19:5-6,
1 Corinthians 7:3, 1 Corinthians 7:39, 1 Timothy 3:2, 12, Titus 1:6.
Women may also be pastors or deacons. Galatians 3:28
The translation of the dead in Christ, along with those who are alive and in Christ at the coming of the Lord, is the blessed hope of the Church.
Romans 8:23, 1 Corinthians 15:51,52,
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Titus 2:13
Christ's return will be visible and His saints will rule with Him on earth for 1000 years.
Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 24:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised, condemned because they have not accepted Christ, and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Jude 12 -15, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."
2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21 and 22
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