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Statement of belief

Although this statement of belief is not a requirement for admission but for general knowledge, has become part of the general admissions process and must be signed by each student for the purpose of acknowledging certain beliefs and philosophies of CCU. If you wish to decline to sign it, you can do so. None of these beliefs are forced on students at any given time. Students can respectfully argue, agree, or disagree with any class discussion without being penalized. Students are required to disagree respectfully with other students or Instructors. Any unsatisfied disagreements must be put in writing and addressed to the Dean of School. CCU understands that The Bible is the Absolute and Primary source of instruction, but will also require all students to use additional textbooks and other study aid tools.

Cornerstone believes…

1. A Christian University should be non-denominational and should be an environment where students can come to study the Scriptures and be taught the Word of God without the pressure of doctrinal and personal differences. Learning is not about what we know, believe or don’t believe. Learning is more about what we don’t know and we don’t understand. If we already know, and believe then, what’s the purpose of our learning!

2. The majority of people who attend seminary, Bible College, or Biblical based university don’t do so with the intention to learn anything new. Simply because they came with their beliefs from their denomination. This is why many of such school mentioned are subscribe to a denomination set of creeds. Cornerstone DOES NOT! Cornerstone is for the open minded individual who is not afraid to textual criticize and challenge pagan’s doctrines and teaching that claim to be fundamental.

3. A Christian University should grade its students based on their ability to do their work, understanding the content of their work, able to defend their belief based on the scriptures in a non-bias context, and not on personal doctrinal differences. There is only one truth! God’s Word! So let the scripture interpret itself!

4. God has believers in every church and every denomination and that no church is of absolute perfection. God makes the ultimate decision as to whom he would bring into his kingdom, not us!

5. The Scriptures (both the Old and New Testaments) are verbally inspired of God, infallible, and that they are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice. Several factors must be taken into account when interpreting the scriptures (i.e. culture, language, timeline, Context, etc.). The Bible is a one size fit all but not the interpretation!

6. There is Only One true God, the Everlasting Father, The Counselor, The Prince of Peace, and Mighty God, Jesus Christ our Lord. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 9:6-7, I Cor. 8:4, 6). All other conflicting scriptures must meet the interpretation of theses scriptures.
Isaiah 45:5-6 (KJV). I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

7. In the Holy Spirit of God that impacts believers to do the work of the Lord (Acts 1:8).

8. Salvation is a gift offered to all mankind through Grace and the mercy of God but not on anyone’s merit.

9. All believers should study the Scriptures to show t themselves approved unto the God and to “correctly divide the word of truth.

10. That man is justified by faith alone and is accounted righteous before God only through the merit of the Lord Jesus Christ. However, must walk according to God’s will and obey His commandments. God has no place in His kingdom for willingly disobedient people.

11. All believers are called to a life of separation from all worldly and sinful pleasures and alliances and live a life of dedication to Jesus Christ.

12. In the Millennium Kingdom, the 1,000-year reign of Jesus after the Tribulation and before all the final faith of all people of the world. Jesus will reign as king over Israel as well as over all the nations of the world (Isaiah 2:4; 42:1). The world will live in peace (Isaiah 11:6–9; 32:18), Satan will be bound (Revelation 20:1–3), and, at the beginning, everyone will worship God (Isaiah 2:2–3). The purpose of the 1,000-year reign is to fulfill promises God made to the world that cannot be fulfilled while Satan is free and humans have political authority. All of those things will be fulfilled during Jesus’ 1,000-year reign.

13. The saved will have eternal life with Christ in His kingdom for all eternity (John 3:16) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23; and the wicked will be destroyed eternally (Malachi 4:1-3). Isaiah 47:14 Psalm 37: 9-11, 20.)

14. That Cornerstone Christian University’s environment is friendly and conducive to learning in a non-threatening way where students don’t have to worry that they cannot freely express their own doctrinal beliefs, even though we may disagree with them.

15. Cornerstone’s instructors are qualified and well versed in the principles and scriptures of God.

16. The Textbooks, or other study aids, does not imply that CCU agrees or disagrees with its contents, nor does it reflect Cornerstone’s staff or its faculty’s beliefs.