Cornerstone Foundation Ministries was founded in December 1999 by Francois de Wet and Allan Baird. At the same time, Cornerstone Multimedia and Cornerstone Publishers, were launched.
The ministry is focussed on teaching aids, seminars and workshops to equip people to be successful and an asset in their communities. We value each person's right to live by their convictions before the Lord. We want to create an environment where people can grow in the Lord without fear of being controlled, manipulated or rejected.
True new testament leaders are servant leaders who have a desire to see God's people excell and grow into their calling and gifting in life. We believe that each person is unique and has a contribution to make in the Kingdom of God. It is as each person finds that place and begins to live it out, that it benefits the church and those in their circle of influence. The result is a community that is always actively living out the principles of God's Kingdom, thereby changing their world.
It is amazing how we start our journey in Christianity by being saved by grace through faith and then somehow end up wanting to live the Christian Life by works.
The law was meant to bring us to Christ, a tutor, and as it so clearly states in Romans 7, once Jesus died, we are no longer bound by the law, but have come under His grace. Trying to live by the letter always results in condemnation as we will always fall short. Romans 3:10 says that the Israelites tried to establish a righteousness of their own, thereby missing the righteousness of God. This righteousness is not by works but by faith. The righteous shall live by faith every day, not just in the beginning to get saved. A righteousness APART from the law has been revealed that enables us to live free from guilt, shame and condemnation because Jesus has become our righteousness. That means the law does not even feature in this. It is a righteousness by faith through His grace lest any man should boast. It also means that you cannot obtain it by your own efforts at righteousness. It is a free gift that we receive by faith!
There is no condemnation for them who are in Christ Jesus because we have eternal forgiveness. That means that ALL of our sins, past, present and future, were atoned for on the cross, so that we live blameless and free of condemnation. Isn't that incredible?! That is why we can walk in this grace and be empowered to no longer be slaves to sin but to righteousness because sin no longer has dominion or power over us.
Also, please visit our sister site, Changing Paradigms, where Francois discusses the challenging contemporary issue of the day.