Our Beliefs -CrossTV

As Jesus Himself stated:

“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!” (Mt 18:7)
So though, in a sense, we at CROSSTV are biblically “resigned” to the fact of apostasy and coldness of heart among most, both OUTside and INside the church, we also know that our Lord has ALSO commanded EACH of us to:
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Mt 28:19)
Therefore, as a ministry, THE fundamental question of our time is this:

IS THE BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD OR NOT?

If it IS … EVERYTHING changes.  If it is NOT … than as Paul wrote in Corinthians regarding Christians:
… “we are to be pitied more than ALL men” (1 Cor 15:19b)
… because our faith IN it (and our SACRIFICIAL DEDICATION TO ITS PRINCIPLES) are all for nothing.   If the Bible is NOT God’s Infallible Word, than the critics, secularists, and atheists who mock Christians, do so with good reason (because we ARE, INDEED, chasing a fantasy, and living sacrificial lives for a cause that is a sham and a lie).  BUT! … if the Bible IS God’s Word … we have a SURE and CERTAIN“ROADMAP” to life!
The SECOND most pressing question of our time is this:
IF THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD …
HOW THEN IS IT TO BE RIGHTLY INTERPRETED?

… (because to have a Book which holds within its pages ABSOLUTE, UNEQUIVOCAL TRUTH is ITSELF worthless IF every person merely INTERPRETS the principles WITHIN it … ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN BELIEFS, IDEAS, MORALS AND PRINCIPLES!).  (We MUST, as Christians, DETERMINEAGREE UPON … and USE … UNIVERSALLY SOUND AND ACCURATE METHODS OF INTERPRETATION!) … (lest we render God’s word null and void, while, at the same time we claim to “uphold” it)!

The THIRD most important question we must all ask ourselves is this:
IF THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD … (AND WE HAVE THE TOOLS TO RIGHTLY INTERPRET IT) … WHAT (EXACTLY) DOES IT SAY?
And, FINALLY:
IF THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD … (AND WE HAVE RIGHTLY INTERPRETED IT) … (AND WE NOW RIGHTLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT SAYS) …WILL I OBEY THE TRUTH … (IN LOVE, BY GRACE, THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST) … NO MATTER WHAT THE COST?
In short, THAT is the core essence of the ministry of CROSSTV.  In a day and age when “TRUTH” is “RELATIVE” … GOD’S WORD HAS BEEN NEUTRALIZED … AND WHERE GOD’S LAW, TRUTH, AND LOVE HAVE ALL BEEN NOTABLY REMOVED … (EVEN FROM WITHIN THE PROFESSING EVANGELICAL CHURCH) …
… it is our desire, at CROSSTV, to provide sound, reformed, Biblical teaching and preaching, in a compelling and powerful manner, that Lord willing, transforms hearts and minds from darkness to light, from error to truth, from despair to hope, from spiritual deadness to spiritual life, and from self-love to a genuine love of God and all men, for His sake.  And to do so through teaching people in our day:
  • HOW AND WHY THEY CAN UNEQUIVOCALLY KNOW THAT THE BIBLE IS, IN FACT, GOD’S WORD
  • HOW AND WHY THERE IS A UNIVERSALLY SOUND AND ACCURATE METHOD OF RIGHTLY INTERPRETING GOD’S WORD
  • WHAT (EXACTLY) THE BIBLE REALLY IS SAYING, AND
  • (ONCE THOSE THINGS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED) HOW AND WHY WE CAN, AND MUST, LIVE OUT THE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS THAT ARE TAUGHT IN THE PAGES OF SCRIPTURE (IN LOVE, BY GRACE, THROUGH FAITH, IN CHRIST)

  • And the way that we do that is through a national television Bible teaching and preaching ministry which our viewers have come to know as: WORD PICTURES