WHAT WE BELIEVE

About Harvest Church International

We are a Spirit Filled Body of Believers in Jesus! A Family Church composed of people of all ages. We are purposefully following the Word of God to Live by Faith, Walk in Love and Be Led by the Holy Spirit. We welcome guests to worship with us in an atmosphere filled with His Presence, open to the movings of the Holy Spirit who manifests Himself in our midst decently and in order. A body with a hand reached out to heaven and a hand reached out to our community.
 
We believe every Bible believing member of the Body of Christ possess gifts and talents that function in a Local Church. Come join us to see if this is the place you to serve our King in Spirit and Truth.

The Purpose of God

We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.

Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11

The Authority and Power of the Bible

We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.

II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35

The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ

We affirm that there is only one Savior and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognize that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Savior of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Savior and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord.

Gal.1:6-9; Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12

WE BELIEVE
HCI STATEMENT OF FAITH

GOD – Our God is one, but revealed in three co-equal, co-eternal persons. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

SCRIPTURE – We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION – Man is a created being, made in the image of God. Through Adam’s sin mankind was separated from God. Jesus Christ died for our sin, shed His blood to redeem and restore mankind back to God. Rose from the dead to make life available to all who believe.

WATER BAPTISM – Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of Jesus, an is for believers only.

COMMUNION – The bread and juice are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus. As often as we receive them we remember and receive all Jesus has made available through His death burial and Resurrection.

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT – A gift from God to all believers to be received by faith as promised by Jesus.

SANCTIFICATION – The process of holiness, a progressive work of grace that begins at the new birth and continues in each believer until Christ’s return.

DIVINE HEALING – Healing is provided for in the redemptive work of Christ, and belongs to every believer today.

ABUNDANCE – God is a God of abundance and provides for every area of a believers life because of the redemptive work of Jesus.

ETERNAL JUDGEMENT – All mankind will be judged. The Believers will stand before God at the judgement seat of Christ to be rewarded for obedience to God’s plan for their life. The Unbeliever will stand before God at the White Throne Judgement, the books of their life will be opened and reveal their rejection of Christ. They will experience eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire.

(Upon request, more information may be obtained regarding our Statement of Faith and the supporting scriptural references.)