Cross Hill Community Church
CROSS HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH – IT’S DISTINCTIVES:
1) OUR CHURCH IS A BIBLE CHURCH - We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
It is our infallible rule and guide to salvation and all Christian worship and service.
2) OUR CHURCH IS A SOUL WINNING CHURCH - We believe that the main purpose of the Church is to win
the lost to Jesus. In every thing we do, let it be for the winning of lost souls to Jesus.
3) OUR CHURCH IS A TEACHING CHURCH - We believe that second in winning the lost, we should teach or
train them to be disciples of Christ or followers of Christ. That is the reason to reach people and teach them the
Word of God. That is why we have a Children’s Church, to start teaching them while they are young.
4) OUR CHURCH IS A MISSIONARY CHURCH - We believe that the Great Commission was to evangelize the
whole world. For this reason we support and encourage praying, and giving to our missionaries in other cities
and other countries.
5) OUR CHURCH IS AN INFORMAL CHURCH - We believe that we should pattern our services after the first
New Testament Church, whose worship was informal and dependent on the Holy Spirit.
6) OUR CHURCH IS A FRIENDLY CHURCH - We try to be a warm, friendly, loving, and relaxed atmosphere
type Church. We’ve adopted the motto – “Where everybody is somebody and Jesus is Lord,” in order that all
classes of people were welcome at our Church.
7) OUR CHURCH IS A SENSIBLY, SEPARATED CHURCH - We believe in a sensible separation from the
world. Not a pious, legalistic, Pharisee separation that becomes a stumbling block in reaching the lost for Jesus!
We are in the world, but not of the world. Let us bring the world up to God’s standard, not take God’s standard
down to the world.
CROSS HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH - IT’S DOCTRINE:
1) We believe that ALL Scripture of both the Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God, infallible
and inerrant in the original writings, and to be the supreme and final authority in faith and practice.
(2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
2) We believe in one true and living God, who is eternal, and represented in three persons, the Father, Son, and the
Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 48:16; Mt. 28: 19-20; Jn. 14:26; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Tim. 2:5)
3) We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that
Jesus was true God and true Man … That He lived a perfect, sinless life upon this earth … That He died on the
Cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind … That He arose bodily from the grave on the
third day … That He ascended bodily into heaven, where He continues His ministry at the right hand of God as
our Advocate and High Priest … And that one day, He will return in the rapture for the Church. (Mt. 1:18-25;
John 1:1;14; 1 Jn. 5:20; Heb. 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 2:24; Lk. 24:36-48; Acts 1:9-11;
1 Thess. 4:16-18.)
4) We believe that the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is God and He is assigned all the attributes of God.
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to reprove the world of sin and of righteousness, and of judgment,
regenerating, indwelling, guiding, and empowering men.
(Acts 5:3-4; Jn. 16:7-11; Jn. 3:3-5; 1 Cor. 6:19; Rom.8:14; Acts 1:8)
5) We believe Adam, the first creation of God, made in the image of God, and created in his original state was
innocent, but by his own FREE WILL, disobeyed God and, thereby, fell into a state of sin and condemnation,
and that all of his descendants inherited a fallen, sinful nature, and are under condemnation of God at the age of
accountability, and are in need of the new birth or becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus.
(Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-19; Eph. 2:1-3; John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17)
6) We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace, that is received by: 1) Repentance of sin, with the evidence
appearing in the hearty renunciation and forsaking of one’s sin. 2) Faith, the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ
as Savior and Lord, trusting in His atoning sacrifice on the Cross; and there is none other name under heaven
whereby we must be saved. (Isa. 55:7; Lk. 13:3; Eph. 2:8-9; Jn. 3:16; Jn. 12:12-13; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)
7) We believe that God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of
salvation and that these, who trust Christ, constitute His elect, that God has given to man the freedom of choice,
permitting them to yield to the influence of the Holy Spirit and truth, and live or to resist or reject them and
perish. It is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
(Rom. 8:29-30; 1 Pet. 1:12; Tit. 2:11; 2 Pet. 3:9; Rev. 22:17)
8) We believe that every believer is sanctified (set apart) in Christ at conversion; and that this sanctification
continues during the Christian life as the new believer grows in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ,
and will one day be completed when the believer stands in the presence of Christ, either at death or the rapture.
( 1 Cor. 1:30; Heb. 10:10; 2 Pet. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-18; 1 Cor. 13:10; Heb. 12:23; 1 Jn. 3:2)
9) We believe that God has given us strong biblical grounds for knowing positively we are saved. That God has
promised and provided through the power of His divine grace, to keep His children. God has promised that we
are eternally secure in Christ. But God has also clearly warned the Christian against the possibility of making
shipwreck of his personal faith in Christ, and thereby is warned of becoming an apostate. And, that if such
would happen, he will be taken out of this life as we know it now. (Jn. 10:28-29; Rom. 8:30-39; Phil. 1:6;
1 Tim. 1:18-19: Jn. 15:1-7; 1 Cor. 5:1-5; Col. 11:23-26; Heb. 3:14; Heb. 6:1-6; 2 Pet. 2:20-21; 1 John 5:16-17)
10) We believe that God has given His Church three ordinances: 1) Baptism, which is total immersion under the
water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 2) Communion, or The Lord’s Supper,
which is in remembrance of the blood and body of the Lord Jesus. 3) Washing of the saints feet.
(Mt. 29:18,19; Rom.6:3-4; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-17)
11) We believe in the divine healing power of God. We practice (James 5:14-15) in which we anoint the sick with
oil, and pray over them, and it is “the prayer of faith that saves the sick.”
12) We believe that the Christian is to live a righteous, holy and pure life, and to be an example of, and a witness
for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that a Christian should be faithful in their Church attendance and
that they support the Church with their tithes and offerings.
(Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Heb. 10:25; Mal. 3:10; Mt. 23:23; 1 Cor. 16:1-2)
13) We believe that all men are to stand before God one day in Judgment. The righteous before the Judgment Seat
of Christ, when Jesus returns for His bride, the Church, just prior to the period of Tribulation and the thousand
year reign of Christ on the earth. The unrighteous will stand before The Great White Throne Judgment at the
close of the Millennial Kingdom, and that the wicked will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous
into eternal life. (Heb. 9:27; Jn. 5:29; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:1-15; Mt. 25:46)