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The Cross Baptist Church

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A: Godhead
We believe in one God eternally existing in Three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:4; II Cor. 13:14)

B: The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true Man, and is the only sufficient Mediator between God and men. We believe in the vicarious death of the Lord Jesus Christ for our sins, in the resurrection of his body, His ascension into Heaven, and His personal, visible, and premillenial return to the earth, and that salvation is received only through personal faith in his shed blood. (John 1:2-14; Luke 1:35; rom. 3:24,25, 4:25; I Peter 1:3-5)

C: The Personality of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men in the regeneration and sanctification of their souls. (Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 12: 12-14; Eph. 1:13,14)

D: The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired of God and is supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe that it is preserved for English speaking people in the Authorized Version. We believe in the supernatural as the vital element in the revelation and operation of the Christian Faith (II Tim. 3:16,18; II Peter 1:20,21; Matt 5:18; John 16:12,13)

E: The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual death and is in need of a savior being incapable of saving himself. (Gen 1:26,27; Rom. 3:22,23; 5:12; Eph. 2:12)

F: Church Ordinances
We believe that baptism is immersion of the believer in water, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, setting forth the essential facts in redemption-death and resurrection of Christ; also the essential facts in the experience of the believer dead to sin and resurrection to newness of life.
We believe that the Lord's Supper is commemoration of His death until He comes, and is to be celebrated at certain intervals and all members should endeavor to attend regularly. (Matt 28:19,20; I Cor. 11:23-26)

G: The responsibilities of believers
We believe that a new Testament Church is a body of believers associated for worship, service, the spread of the gospel and the gathering out of the church from all the world. We are to love God, love people and reach the world. (Matt. 22:37-40; Rom. 12:1,2; 14:13; II Cor. 6:14;7:1; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 16:2)


The Cross Baptist
4201 Edgewater Drive
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: 309-387-2767




We are located on Rt. 98

4.0 Miles east of Rt. 29

2.8 Miles east of Parkway

.5 Miles east of California

1.3 Miles west of Groveland stop sign

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