What We Believe
Cornerstone College of Virginia (CCV) maintains an unqualified commitment to a historic, orthodox position on essential doctrines of the faith as expressed in this document. CCV’s approach to Scripture interpretation is from a grammatical, historical, and contextual
- The Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant and revealed Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16).
- God is revealed in the Scriptures as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, together referred to as the Trinity (Col.1:15-18; Acts 5:1-4).
- The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God. He was born of a virgin; He lived a sinless life; He performed miracles; He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He shed His blood to save sinners; He rose bodily and was seen by eyewitnesses; He ascended to the right hand of the Father, and all the earth will see Him when He returns in power and glory (John 8:58; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14; Matt 1:18-25; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Cor. 15:3-7, Acts 1:9-11).
- The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead and equal with the Father and the Son in every divine perfection. He convicts of sin, regenerates, enlightens, endures for service, comforts, and guides believers (John. 14:16-18, John. 14:26).
- All men in their natural state are sinners, lost, alienated from God, and spiritually dead: “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” (Roman 3:23) and, therefore, need salvation.
- Salvation is by grace alone, a gift of God, through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures (I Cor 15:3). Those who thus receive Christ by faithhave their sins forgiven (Eph 1:7) and their hearts cleansed (Acts 15:9), become born of the Spirit, become children of God (John 1:12, 13) are made new creatures in Christ (II Cor 5:17), and are eternally secure (John 10:28).
- There are only two Scriptural Ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is a command from our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20). The Lord’s Supper is for remembering Christ’s death, burial and resurection with the anticipation of His return (I Cor 11:26).
- Christ personally instituted the Church, which He commissioned to make disciples of all nations, to baptize believers, and to teach them to do all things He had commanded (Matt 16:17; 28:18-20).
- There are only two classes of mankind in God’s sight: saved and lost. The saved, those “Born Again
through faith in Jesus Christ, go to be with Him in conscious blessedness after death and shall be raised bodily to live with Him eternally; the unsaved shall be separated from God at death and shall be raised bodily to be placed in eternal torment.
- “Born again” Christians live a life dictated by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:16-25; Col 2:6) and yielded to God (Rom 6:13). All Christians are called to share their faith with others by word and deed.
- CCV holds these distinctive principles:
- The absolute Lordship of Christ
- The supreme authority of the Holy Scriptures
- The competency of the individual soul
- The necessity of regeneration for church membership
- The complete separation of church and state
- The autonomy of the local church