What We Belief

Crossmark Baptist Church proud Baptist who believes in the Baptist Distinctive, Doctrine,
Practice, and Legacy. We strongly take the position on the Old King James Bible with any
compromises as the true infallible Word of God. We believe in the Gospel reaching every soul
through Sound Doctrine by massive Evangelist.

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired, that it has truth without
any admixture of error for its matter and therefore it is and shall remain to the end of the age the
only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union;
and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed, and opinions should be tried. (2
Samuel 23:3; Luke 16:29 – 31; 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17; 2 Peter 1:21; Acts 1:16, 3:21; John 10:35;
Romans 3:1 – 2).
a. By “The Holy Bible” (KJV) we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to
Revelation which, does not only contain and convey the Word of God but Is the very Word
of God.
b. By “Inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old as
they were moved by the Holy Spirit in such a definite way that their writings have ever
been and ever will be inspired

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God; an infinite, intelligent Spirit,
Maker, and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, inexpressibly glorious in holiness; and worthy of
all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons –
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost – equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct
but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Jeremiah 10:10; Isaiah 6:3; Romans 1:20;
John 10:30; Ephesians 2:18; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is divine person; equal with God the Father, the Son and of the
same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world, He
restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled – for He convicts of sin, judgment, and
righteousness; that He seals, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
The Holy Spirit fills the believer, empowering him for soul-winning service (John 14:26, 16:13;
Ezekiel 36:27; Romans 8:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30; Acts 2:1 – 5; 1 Corinthians

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has been in existence throughout all eternity equal with God
the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He was born of the Virgin Mary being conceived of the Holy
Ghost. He possessed the nature of God and the nature of man. He lived a sinless life, died a
substitutionary death on the cross, was resurrected bodily in three days, ascended to be with the
Father, and is there seated at His right hand making intercession for us, and will return
bodily.(Hebrews 1:2; John 17:5; Luke 1:31; 1 Peter 1:19 – 20; 1 Corinthians 15:3 – 4; Hebrews

We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition
to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince
of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s greatest tempter,
the enemy of God and Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief
power back of the present apostasy, the lord of the anti-Christ, and the author of all powers of
darkness; destined however, to final defeat at the hands of God’s Son and judgment of an eternal
justice in hell – a place prepared for him and his angels. (Isaiah 14:12 – 17; Genesis 3:15; Ezekiel
28:15 – 19; Luke 10:18; 2 Peter 2:4; James 2:19; Acts 5:3; Revelation 12:9).

We believe in the Genesis account of creation; that is to be accepted literally, not allegorically or
figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s image and after His own likeness; that man’s
creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through
interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was
made directly; and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind”.

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary
transgression, fell from his sinless and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now
sinners, not by constraint but by choice; and therefore, under just condemnation, without defense
or excuse. (Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 3:4 – 7; Psalm 51:5; John 1:2 – 3; Romans 5:12 – 14, 7:23 – 25; Col.

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the Mediatorial offices of the
Son of God; who, by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature; yet without
sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience; and by His death made a full and vicarious
atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as
a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place; the just dying for the
unjust; the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, He
is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with
divine perfection. He is every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and all sufficient
Savior. (Exodus 29:38 – 39; Lev. 23:26 – 27, 17:11; Matthew 20:28; John 1:7, 6:51; Revelations
1:5; Colossians 1:14).

We believe that in order to be saved sinners must be born again; that new birth is a new creation
in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in new birth the one dead in trespasses
and in sins is made a partaker of the divine and receives life, the free gift of God; that the new
creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehensions; not by culture, not by character,
nor by the will of man; but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit, and in a connection
with divine truth so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that its proper evidence
appear in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life. (John 3:1 – 8; 1 Corinthians
12:13; Ephesians2:8 – 9; Titus 3:3 – 7).

We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the
Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial penitent and obedient faith
and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent
depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated
condemnation. (Mark 16:16; John 3:14 – 18; Romans 5:1 – 11; Ephesians 1:5, 2:4 – 10; Revelation

We believe that the Gospel which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification. The
justification includes the pardon of sin and gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that
it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely
through faith in the Redeemer’s blood. His righteousness is imputed unto us. (Ephesians 2:8 – 9;
Romans 5:1; Titus 3:5).

We believe that repentance and faith are solemn obligations and also inseparable graces, wrought
in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger,
and helplessness, and supplication for mercy at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus
Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all sufficient Savior. (Mark 1:14 – 15, 6:12;
John 16:8 – 11; Acts 3:19, 16:30 – 32, 17:30; Romans 10:7)

We believe that a Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers who are associated by
a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by
His laws and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its
offices of ordination are Pastors or Elders and Deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are
clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the true mission of the Church is found in the Great
Commission. We hold that the Local Church has the absolute right of self-government free from
interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations and that the One and only
Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is Scriptural for true Churches to cooperate
with each other in contending for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every Church is the sole and
only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. On all matters of membership, policy,
government, discipline, and of benevolence, the will of the Local Church is final. (Matthew 15:18;
Acts 2:41 – 42; 1 Corinthians 1:1 – 13; 11:2, 5:5 – 6; Matthew 28:20; Philippians 1:1; Acts 14:23;
1 Timothy 3:1 – 16; Titus 1:1 – 16).
We believed a Local Church must be:
1. Evangelistic – preaching the Gospel in every home (Acts 5:42) and faithful to the Great
Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 3:8)
2. Holy – the members should be godly people who willingly separate themselves from
anything that defile them. Separated from the world and separated unto God. Romans 12:1-
2; James 1:27, 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 6:17
3. A loving church – there must be a mutual spirit of concern and helpfulness in the Church.
Acts 2:44-45, 4:32-35; Hebrews 10:24-24
4. A serving church – serving one another and serving God.
5. A sound church – demonstrating to others a fine testimony of their faith in Christ and a
changed life that resulted. 1 Thessalonians 1:7
6. A united Church – the people should be in one accord and singleness of heart with each
other. They must agree in purpose, doctrine and in practice. Acts 2:46
7. An expecting church – all the members must look forward to the soon coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 10.

We believe the terms; Pastor, Elder and Bishop in the New Testament denote one and the same
office, Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:12; Titus 1:7-9 and 1Timothy 3:1-7. A pastor is to “rule” the
Church and must be a man ordained by a presbytery (group of preachers) to administer ordinances.
1Timothy 3:4-5, 4:14; Romans 12:8; Mark 3:14. We believe a deacon main duty is to serve and
assist the Pastor with the work of the Church, Acts 6:1-6. We believe the qualifications of a Pastor
or Deacons are as set forth in 1Timothy 3:1 – 7, 6:10 – 12, 2 Timothy 4:1 – 5, Titus 1:5 – 9, 1 Peter
5:1 – 2, Acts 20:17 – 35. The Pastor(s) should be a man thoroughly trained in Biblical truth and
related subjects up to a degree level with 2 (two) years’ experience, or a diploma with 4 (four)
years working experience as a Pastor. In addition, such a candidate should be one who has
sufficient exposures in Baptist distinctive.

We believe the ordinances given to the Local Church are two: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We
believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and that, the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread
and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus
Christ. (Matthew 3:13 – 17, 28:26 – 27; John 3:22 – 23; Acts 8:38 – 39; Romans 6:3 – 5; 1
Corinthians 10:16 – 17, 11: 23 – 30).

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian institution for regular
observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be implored in
exercise of worship and Spiritual devotion, both public and private; and resting from secular
employment; work of necessity and mercy only exempted. (Matthew 28:1 – 6; John 20:1; Acts

We believe that such only are real believers as are born again; that they are observing attachment
to Christ, are not on the merits of good or bad works, or any endurance on their part. But He,
Christ, endured the cross, despising the shame, that all who would trust Him as their personal
Savior are saved by His redeeming blood. We believe that a born-again believer will have some
fruits of regeneration, that a special providence watches over their welfare, and that they are kept
by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation. (John 5:24, 3:14 – 16; Romans 8:10, 35
– 39; 1 Corinthians 3:11 – 15, 11:32; Titus 1:2; Ephesians 1:13 – 14; 4:30; John 10:27 – 30, 3:36).

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked;
that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and sanctified by the
Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and
unbelief are, in His sight, wicked and under the curse. This distinction holds among men, both in
and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of
the lost. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:48; Luke 23:43; John 3:36; Romans 9:23 – 24; 1 Thessalonians
4:16 – 17; Revelation 20:10 -15).

We believe that Civil Government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good of human
society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in
those things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the coming Prince of the Kings
of earth. (Romans 13:1 – 17; Deut. 16:18; Jeremiah 30:21; Matthew 10:28, 22:21 – 23; 1 Peter
2:13; Acts 5:28; Revelation 19:16)

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ; that His return from Heaven will be personal, visible,
and glorious, a blessed hope for which we should constantly watch and pray, the time being
unrevealed, but always imminent; that when He comes, he will first by resurrection of the dead
and translation of the living remove from the earth His waiting Church, then pour out the righteous
judgments of God upon the unbelieving world; afterwards descend with His Church and establish
His glorious and literal Kingdom over all nations for a thousand years. (1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 18;
Acts 1:10 – 11; Revelation 19:11 – 16; Zechariah 14:4).

We believe that the spirits of the saved at death go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven, that
their works shall brought before the Judgment Seat of Christ for the determination of rewards
which will take place at the time when Christ comes for His own; that the spirits of the unsaved at
death descend immediately into hell where their bodies shall be raised from the grave, that they
shall be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment. (1
Corinthians 15:51 – 55; Daniel 12:2; Luke 16:19 – 31; Revelation 20:4 – 6, 11 – 15).

18th July, 2021

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