What We Believe


We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were written by holy men, inispired by the Holy Spirit, and are God's revealed word to mankind. Since the Bible is the Word of God, it is our infallible rule of faith and practice. It is without error in all matters upon which it speaks.


We believe that there is only one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe. In the Scriptures He is revealed as the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, whom all intelligent creatures are supremely to love, adore, and obey.


We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and sacrificed Himself to be punished in substitution for sinners. By the blood of His cross and His resurrection from the dead, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. He was raised bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father. He will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. He is the Son of God and our risen, glorified, and ever present Savior and Lord. He mediates between God and man and who gives us access to the Father through His intercession. None can come to the Father unless they come through Jesus.


We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates and forever indwells all Christians. The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God. It is He who convicts and convinces men of their sin. He also convinces man of that which is right, and that a final day of judgment will come. It is the Holy Spirit who comes to live in us at conversion, to open our understanding to the Scripture, and to lead us into the truth.


We believe that man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. His posterity, therefore, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to years of accountability, sin and become guilty before God.


We believe that God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution and laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.


We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption for his sin. This acceptance of God’s great salvation involves belief in Christ’s death on the cross as man’s substitute and the fact of God’s raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation by grace alone and not of works.


We believe that the Bible clearly teaches that the conditions of salvation are:

  1. Repentance of sin or sincere sorrow for sin and hearty renunciation of it.
  2. Trust or the unreserved committal of one's self to Christ as Savior and Lord with purpose to love and obey Him in all things.
  3. Continuance in faith and obedience unto death.

In the exercise of saving faith, the soul is renewed by the Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin, and becomes a child of God.


We believe that the human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and perish.


We believe that the Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin that is full and free, and is the ground of salvation by faith.


We believe that God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all, the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely.


We believe that God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence by faith in Christ men become His elect.


We believe that it is God’s will that all be saved, but since man has the power of choice, God saves only those who repent of their sin and believe in the work of Christ on the cross. Those who refuse in this life to repent and believe have no later chance to be saved and thus condemn themselves to eternal damnation by their unbelief.


We believe that all believers in Christ, who continue in faith, led by the grace of God, to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation. In other words, the condition of a believer’s security is faith.


We believe that the Word of God clearly teach that there are three Gospel ordinances that all Christians should observe. They are not a means of salvation; but rather acts of obedience to Christ's commands and symbols of our identification with Christ and His death, burial and resurrection and His example of humble service. These Gospel Ordinances are: BELIEVER'S BAPTISM, or the immersion of believers in water; the LORD’S SUPPER, instituted by Christ the night before His death as a symbolic remembrance of His sacrifice for our sins; WASHING OF THE SAINT'S FEET, instituted by Christ the same night as the Lord's Supper as an example teaching humility and service.


We believe that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes on the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given various gifts to the church. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints. God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, making disciples and expanding the family and Kingdom of God until Christ returns.


We believe that God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament, that Jesus Christ endorsed it in the Gospels (Matthew 23:23), and the apostle Paul said, “On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned, as God has prospered you” (1 Corinthians 16:2a). This is an act of worship, giving back a portion of what God has given you to help further the spread of the Gospel.


We believe that divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart from secular employments and amusements, for rest, worship, holy works, and activities, and for personal communion with God.


We believe that the Scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day. Those who are saved will come forth to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation, then the wicked will “go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.”


We believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, who ascended on high and sits at the right hand of God, will come again to close the Gospel dispensation, glorify His saints, and judge the world.


As Free Will Baptists, we believe that churches enjoy local church autonomy (self-governing). The local church is the highest authority in the denomination. Local churches voluntarily organize themselves into quarterly meetings, district, state, and national associations for the purpose of promoting the cause of Christ on the local, state, district, national, and world-wide level.


We believe that Jesus commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every person. We support missions on the local, state, national and international levels.


Crosspointe Church is affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the Oklahoma State Association of Free Will Baptists, and the First Mission District Association of Free Will Baptists. For an in-depth study of Free Will Baptist beliefs and practices, ask for a copy of the Free Will Baptist Treatise.