Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eating Crow...

Before I began my critique of The Crossing's beliefs, I went to their church website and looked it over, and I didn't find anything like a doctrinal statement. As I was preparing my next post "Critique of The Crossing's Beliefs-The Trinity: Part Three", I kept on thinking, "The Crossing must have some form of official doctrinal statement."

So I revisited their website, looked it over, and in plain sight I discovered that there is indeed a formal "Statement of Faith", which totally blew my mind! I don't know how long it's been there, but it was probably there all along and I just happened to overlook it. 

I looked this Statement of Faith over and for the most part, it is an orthodox Statement of Faith, with Scripture references to support their beliefs in all points, with the exception of two. I did not check all the Scripture references in relation to each individual point, but overall the Scriptures I noted are consistent with orthodoxy. So judging by The Crossing's "Statement of Faith" alone, it appears to be a legitimate church. 

  1. I should have looked over The Crossing's website more carefully, then I would have found their Statement of Faith.
  2. I should have contacted The Crossing and asked if they had a Statement of Faith available for me to review. 
So I offer my sincere apology to The Crossing church and to anyone who follows this blog for jumping to conclusions. I was basing my critique on what information I had available at the time. I will make an effort to learn from my mistakes. 

....just because a Church's Statement of Faith is orthodox on paper does not necessarily mean that it is orthodox in practice. I have already proven in "Critique of The Crossing's beliefs-Part Two: The Bible" that they have violated the Law of Non-Contradiction. There are testimonial from people who affirm that The Crossing engages in spiritual abuse. And just by listening to any sermon preached by Eric Dykstra, I know that he preaches a false gospel. He is just another slick, sly wolf in sheep's clothing.    

Since my prior criticism was directed at their beliefs as detailed in the "I Love My Church" video, I cannot continue my criticism there. When I continue my critique of The Crossing, I will do so along other avenues.

I do not recant any of my prior posts, because there is much to be learned about false teachers and false gospels within those posts, among other important details.

So stay tuned in to this blog; I still believe that The Crossing is a cult, and I will aggressively refute their false teachings and practices. Until next time!!!        


  1. Thank you for reading our blog and your fight for exposing false teachings....We have a support group called Back Door Ministries, we would love for you to come sometime.

  2. Nergyn,

    The statement of faith,that is a new post, wasn't there a few weeks ago. Playing a game of, cover "our side of the street." Which is wonderful, they look a little more like a church now...look.


  3. Thank you for the support. I intend to keep fighting, contending for the faith. There is much more to be said about the Crossing.

    Jeremy/Tracey, I will come and visit when I get back from vacation at the end of August. I would love to meet some of you who have attended the Crossing!

    Katie I find it interesting that the statement of faith is a new addition to their website. You can't judge a book by it's cover and you can't judge a church by it's statement of faith alone.