Crossfire is founded on strong set of traditional Biblical beliefs. Although we are diverse in many ways, this set of shared values is a non-negotiable part of what holds Crossfire together. It’s who we are. We welcome those who differ from us and believe that honest dialogue is good and is healthy for our work. Because of that we will not turn people away who are of a different persuasion, but we also make no pretense to accepting the view that all belief systems are equally wise or helpful. As we hold the Bible to be God’s instruction manual for earth, our understanding of the world and human behavior therein are viewed through that lens. Our most basic beliefs are as follows:
● We believe that the Old and New Testaments of Biblical tradition are the inspired Word of God – the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice in the believer’s life.
● We believe that there is one true God who is revealed as existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all equal in power and glory. This God created, upholds, and governs the entirety of creation.
● Jesus is the Son of God and he lived a full life, died, and was resurrected as the first evidence of eternal life. Atonement for sin was made through his death and through the resurrection redemption is available for all who accept it.
● We believe that repentance for sin (or turning away from sin) and acceptance of Christ as one’s personal savior is the ONE way by which sinful humanity can inherit eternal life.
● The Holy Spirit brings people into a redeemed relationship with him and that He empowers all believers with grace to grow and gifts to serve in Christlikeness. He is comforter and guide to all who receive Jesus Christ as the
● We believe that those who give their lives to Christ can have new lives that are transformed in nature through the love and power of the Holy Spirit.
● We believe that the local church is the hope of the world and, therefore, encourage all believers to be part of a local fellowship consistent with these basic faith statements. This is true for Gs as well as for any other new believer because it is within this contex that believers can grow, mature, and learn to use their spiritual gifts in service to both the church and the unchurched world around them.