About Harvest Sound Church
What We Believe
Scripture / We believe that the Bible is God-inspired, infallible, and our ultimate authority.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
God / We believe in the eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as one God existing as three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible.
(2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19)
Lord Jesus Christ / We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate - fully God and fully man; that He was conceived and born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and offered Himself as a sacrifice for sinners. By the blood He shed on the cross, he obtained for us eternal redemption, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life.
(Luke 1:26- 35; John 1:18, 1 John 1:9. 1 Peter 2:21-25)
Salvation / We believe that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, pardoning all who believe on Him. This is a free gift from God to us. It's not something we earn or deserve, but it is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
(John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Ephesian 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:12)
Water Baptism / We believe that water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of the inward work of regeneration.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit / We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience that follows salvation. We believe it is given to supply the believer with power to be Christ's witnesses in the world.
(Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1: 4-8, Acts 2:4, Acts 4:31, Acts 10:44-46)
Communion / We believe in the commemoration of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection through the partaking of bread and grape juice that represents His body and blood offered for our salvation.
(1 Corinthians 11:28 -32)
Gifts of the Spirit / We believe in the operation of the gifts as stated in 1 Corinthians 12 – 14 and as manifested in the early church.
Healing / We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith.
(James 5:14- 16)
Eternal Life / We believe in eternal life for all believers.
(John 5:24, 3:16)
Heaven / We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.
(John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17)
Hell / We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment and separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior. (Revelation 20:10-15)
Tithes / We believe that the method God ordained for the support of His ministry is by the giving of tithes and freewill offerings. (2 Corinthians 8:9, 9:6-15, Malachi 3:10)
Church / We believe the Church is called to preach the gospel to all nations. To remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial service and giving. This ministry is an expression of the heart of Jesus Christ and is essential for every believer.
(Isaiah 58:6 – 12, 61:1; Matthew 5:1-7; 25:31-46,28:18 -20; Luke. 4:18, 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10)