Letter to Our LDS Friends

To our LDS friends,

meetinghouse-exterior-1410843-printShould you desire to join us for a service, we welcome you. You should know our service begins at 10 am and lasts about 75 minutes. We share the relevant upcoming events, sing songs of praise (some written recently, some older), and hear a sermon from the Bible that covers verse by verse the book we are working through (during which we have a separate time for kids, if parents so choose).

Those who attend Cornerstone come in a variety of style of dress, and you are welcome in the attire that seems both comfortable and appropriate to you.

God's WordWe are a church plant, or church start-up. You might be wondering, “why was this new church started?” We began in order to reach the surrounding communities with the Bible. Many in our day and age claim the Bible is not true or cannot be trusted, but of God’s Word, the Apostle Peter wrote, “for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.” (1 Peter 1:24,25). The psalmist wrote, “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). Also, Jesus said, “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished” (Matthew 5:18).

The preservation of the Bible is well attested, and the reliability of the text inspires confidence. And it is for this purpose that Cornerstone Bible Church was established. We want to share with those who gather with us and those in our communities the message given by God.

There are some cultural differences in our service, and we are also theologically different in our beliefs. Our hope is through the declaration of God’s Word, conduct of love, and boldness in sharing the good news of Christ,  many would be saved. Salvation is through God’s grace by our faith as Ephesians 2:8, 9 declare:

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

We have all sinned, sin being anything we think, say or do that displease God (Romans 3:23). The consequence for sin is separation from God forever.  But He is a loving, gracious God who is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10). So He sent Jesus Christ to take the penalty of our sins on the cross, if we will put our faith in Him. This faith is not general belief in something, but faith in the shed blood of Christ on our behalf. Please read more about this good news of salvation by grace through faith here.

questionYou may have a lot of questions, even those others have asked before. Ask! We welcome you to do so through a meeting with one of our leadership or attendees, by phone, text, email, or even physical mail. If you are interested to join us for a service, join us, if your are not comfortable with attending Cornerstone at this time, listen online. We are praying for those who view this letter to know God and worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Always upward,

Justin Gort

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