Church at Cross Keys
statement of faith
…Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matt 25:40
We, of Church at Cross Keys, have as our goal to experience simple obedience to the New Testament commands and to hold the Scripture as the complete Word of God. We commit ourselves to work together as a body, encouraging the spiritual gifts in each other, so that the love of our Lord Jesus is shown to each other and to the community
Statements of Our Belief and Practice
The Bible is the God-breathed, inerrant, inspired Word of God, and the final authority in matters of faith and practice. II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 3:16,17.
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, created the world in 6 literal days. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin. He was fully God and fully man, the sinless Lamb of God. He is the Savior of the world through the shedding of His blood, His death on the cross, and His resurrection. Only through Him can there be salvation from sin and entrance into heaven. John 14:6; John 3:16; Luke 1:35; Revelation 20:11-15.
As children of God, we are to imitate Christ in all areas of life. A disciple willingly bears the cross and denies himself, forsaking all things that hinder his fellowship with God.
Media has a powerful impact on our lives, and what we read, watch, and listen to needs to be measured by God’s standard. Great care needs to be exercised in the use of technology and social media.
Modesty is, first of all, a matter of the heart. Our clothing is not to reveal the body, but rather to conceal it and to be gender specific. Jewelry and excessive adornment should be avoided. Our lives need to reflect our desire to be conformed to Christ and not to follow the value system of the world. I Peter 3:3,4; I Timothy 2:9,10; Romans 12:1,2.
The Bible teaches that marriage is a life-long covenant between one man and one woman. Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:1-3; Mark 10:5-12; Matthew 5:31,32; Romans 1:24-27.
A woman is to cover her head while praying or prophesying and as a testimony of submission to God’s headship order. I Corinthians 11:3-16.
separation of church and state
Non-resistance in all aspects of life should be practiced, i.e., in our words, in matters of law, in occupations, and in taking up of arms. Our actions should align with the teachings of the New Testament to genuinely love one another. Matthew 5:38-45; I Peter 3:8,9
We need to respect and obey our government as long as it does not violate Scripture. Romans 13:1-7
Church accountability, with openness and honesty, is important and vital to the health of the church. In the case of faults and disputes, we are required to work on restoring the individuals involved. James 5:19,20; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1; I John 4:7.