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What We Believe

Bible: Inspired Word Of God

II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” We believe the Bible to be the inspired truth without error, written by men of old as the Holy Spirit moved them on, and that it is, therefore, the unadulterated, authentic, inspired Word of God.

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As the Bible teaches, we believe that Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified.

At the same time, a sinner must believe the Gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life; he is commanded to be baptized in water in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission or removal of his sins, and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4, 2:38, 4:12, 8:12-17, 10:43-48, 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God’s grace to reconcile us to God.


The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for his sins that he has committed. A broken and contrite heart He will not despise (Psalm 51:17). John preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and before His ascension He commanded that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled this command on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).

Luke 13:3 “I tell you, nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

Water Baptism

The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and from the love of the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of the Gospel in obedience to the Word of God and in the name of Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the apostles, thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.

Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Acts 8:16 “For as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Acts 10:48 “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name lf the Lord.”

Acts 19:5 “When they heard this they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

Holy Ghost Baptism

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11 said, “…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”

Acts 1:5 “”…ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”

Acts 2:4 “…and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” The terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost,” “filled with the Holy Ghost,” and “gift of the Holy Ghost” are synonymous terms which are interchangeable in the Bible.

Oneness of God

We believe that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament as Jehovah revealed Himself in the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was and is God. Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9-10). While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Ghost is God with us and in us. Paul spoke of the Holy Ghost as “Christ in you, the hope of Glory” (Colossians 1:27). Thus God is manifested as The Father in creation, as The Son for our redemption, and as The Holy Ghost for our regeneration.


We believe that God, who is Holy, calls each of us into relationship with Him. I Peter 1:16 says, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” God is holy and above sin, and therefore He is the only one that can help us to overcome sin. Thus we enter into a holy relationship with Him. This relationship with Almighty God manifests itself in every aspect of our lives, and the lives of our families. As such, Crossroads Apostolic Church stresses and supports the family unit as God’s primary institution. With the knowledge of His plan for Salvation, the revelation of who He is, and the blessing of the life He equips us to lead, we believe in covenanting the Spirit-anticipating the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.