What we believe


We hold the bible to be the inspired, infallible and authoritative word of God and applicable to our everyday lives.

That there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is perfectly loving, just, truthful and holy.

Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we wilfully rejected the Lordship and Glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sin, sickness, death and judgement entered the world. Our sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God , was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is God's anointed one, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God's Kingdom on earth. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, was crucified on the cross in our place, was buried, and rose again and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people.

Salvation is by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting of our sin, believing and receiving Jesus as their Saviour and lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

We believe that all believers should be water baptised as a demonstration of our faith and obedience to the commandment of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We also believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit so that we become effective witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ and this is usually accompanied by speaking in tongues or prophecy. We believe in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and they are to be desired for effective ministry as distinct from the fruits of the Holy Spirit which produces godly character.

The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit enables disciples of Christ to live holy, transformed lives.

The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provided freedom from the power of the enemy, Satan, and the demonic powers of darkness, sin, lies, curses, sickness and torment . God's desire is to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives.

The church consists all who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His Kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, discipling the nations, baptising and teaching to love and obey God. God has individually equipped His church so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live as we submit to His will for our lives. We believe each believer is called to be planted in a local church fellowship or body of believers.

We believe in the glorious and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His church – His bride as He promised.

Heaven and Hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.


 

 

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Cornerstone Family Church Templestone Inc
ABN 58 174 944 933

Affiliated with Bethesda Ministries International