The doctrine of the Church shall be in accordance with that system commonly called the Reformed Faith as expressed in the Confession of Faith as set forth by the historic Westminster Assembly together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. The leaders of Cornerstone Church endorses the following positions:
Stand on Holy Scripture
We believe in the divine, verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures in the original languages, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility, and, as the perfectly preserved Word of God, the Supreme and final authority in faith and life. To avoid confusion and to promote unity of corporate worship the Authorised King James Version is the only translation used in our English services.
The leaders of Cornerstone endorse the 2005 Statement of Doctrine of Holy Scripture issued by the Trinitarian Bible Society that states, In conformity to God’s purpose, promise, and command, faithful and accurate copies were made (Deuteronomy 17:18; Proverbs 25:1) and, through God’s special providential care, His Word has been preserved in all generations (Psalm 119:152; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Luke 16:17; 1 Peter 1:25). The professing people of God under the Old and New Testaments have been the appointed custodians of His Word (Psalm 147:19,20; Romans 3:2; Colossians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:27).
Stand on Musical Worship
We believe that all of our hymn lyrics and music must be for the Glory of God (Jer. 13:16; Col. 3:23) by exalting Christ (Rev. 5:9-14) from a Spirit-filled holy life (Eph. 5:17-21) and should reflect the perfections of God (1 Chron. 16:8-10, 28-29; Psa. 7:17). Worship is not only correct thoughts about God but correct thoughts expressed to God.Ā Tragically, few are interested in knowing the character and works of God today, and that is the critical problem. Only forms of worship that reflect the dignity and majesty of God are permitted in our Cornerstone services.
Stand on Eschatology
We believe the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal, visible, and premillennial (Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6; Psa. 89:3-4).
Stand on Biblical Separation
We believe that every Christian should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord; and should separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations (2 Tim. 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1).
Stand on Church Government
We believe and practice the historic Presbyterian system of Church Government as set forth in Holy Scripture and in the Confessional Standards. Within the local church the powers of spiritual leadership are entrusted to a plurality of men in the Church Session consisting of ordained ministers and ruling elders (Acts 20:28; Philp. 1:1; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; Titus 1:5, 7; 1 Peter 5:2).