What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Cornerstone PWC Coalgate based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.


We believe in one God, Creator of all in existence, Who was and is and forever will be (Deuteronomy 6:4 & John 17:3).  We believe He exists in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14 & Matthew 28:19).

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Christ, the living Son of God the Father and that He was born of the Virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14 & Matthew 1:23).  We believe He walked this earth as both fully human and fully divine (John 1:14).  We believe that He lived a sinless life to present Himself as our Passover Lamb (2 Corinthians 5:21).  We believe He died on the cross in our place for the forgiveness of our sins, that He rose again, and that He now sits at the right hand of God the Father.  We believe He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and will come again (Matthews 7:50; Acts 7:55-56, Philippians 2:10-11, & Revelation 19:16).


We believe the Bible is the literal word of God, inspired by God while written by men.  It is good for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training each person in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  We believe the Word will never pass away (Matthew 24:35).

The Fall

We believe we all fall short of the glory of God; therefore, only through repentance of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God, the Father (John 14:6 and John 14:6).  By confessing Jesus is Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10), we become new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17).  We believe all are saved by grace through faith and not through works (Ephesians 2:8-9).


We believe all must change in order to follow Jesus as we are new creations and must learn to wall in His ways (Romans 12:2 & 2 Corinthians 5:17-20).


We believe in two baptisms: the baptism of water for the repentance of sins (Acts 19:4) and the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11).  We believe that to be baptized, a person must declare with his or her own mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in his or her own heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).

Spiritual Gifts

We believe Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, has given each person a spiritual gift for the purpose of serving others and for building up the church (1 Corinthians 12:7 and Romans 12:6).

Body of Christ & Ministry of Saints

We believe in the Body of Christ and that each person has a specific, God-appointed place in that Body (1 Corinthians 12:12 and Rom. 12:4-5).
Ministry of the Saints - Every believer is part of the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-14) and has been empowered by the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12:4-7) for ministry (1 Peter 2:9), for building up the Body of Christ (Eph 4:11-14), and for edification (1 Cor 14:12).


We believe that through partaking in Communion or the Lord’s Supper, that we are participating in the blood and body of Jesus Christ, which makes us part of one body (I Corinthians 10:16-17).

Resurrection of the Dead

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment (1 Corinthians 15:51-57 and Revelation 20:11-15).

Sanctity of Life

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10).


We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman who are brought together by God to become one (Genesis 2:24).  We believe that marriage is second only to our relationship with Jesus Christ and serves as an example to the world of the relationship between Jesus and His Church (Ephesians 5:21-33).


We believe that created male and female (Genesis 1:27).  We believe that every person is fearfully and wonderfully made by God Himself (Psalm 139:14).


We believe in the laying on of hands. Laying on of hands was practiced by the Levitical Priesthood.  Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing and is our grounds for baby dedication instead of baptism.  Laying on of hands of healing (Mark 5:22, 23, and 41; Mark 5:28-31; Acts 28:8; Acts 19:11-12); laying on of hands to confer office (Acts 6:2-6); laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:16-18); laying on of hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing, and to cultivate the anointing (I Tim. 4:14); laying on of hands for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools (I Tim. 4:14).’’

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