What We Believe
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the father,
the son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1 ,
1 Peter 1:2;
2 Corinthians 13:14
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is coequal with the father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself
as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead on the third day to
demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as
king of kings, and lord of lords.
Isaiah 9:6 ;
John 1:1-5 ,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4;
1 Timothy 6:14-15;
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the father and the son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for
Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living,
understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives the believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.
As Christians we seek to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17;
Acts 1:8 ;
1 Corinthians 2:12,
About the Bible
The bible is God's word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the
supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16;
2 Peter 1:20-21;
2 Timothy 1:13;
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation.
Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called
sin. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.
Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our
self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by
About the Eternal Security of the Believer
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have
been genuinely saved, you cannot lose it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the
Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
2 Timothy 1:12;
1 Peter 1:3-5
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin, or eternally with God
through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life.
Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
What We Practice
Our Lifestyle Statement
Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the
following seven practices:
The Bible Is Our Sole Authority
The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong
in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:15
Since God's Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first
question when faced with a decision is What does the Bible say? We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization.
The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
Autonomy Of Each Local Church
Christ is the head of his Body, the church. He is the source of the Body's life.
Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of
associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent
from any denominational control.
Priesthood Of Every Believer
Christ loves us, and by His death He has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve God.
You are...the King's priests...God's own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.
1 Peter 2:9
The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to full time Christian service, regardless of his or her
vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry.
Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.
A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
At Harvesting Souls For Jesus Church we practice giving for the support of Christ's Body (the church), as God commands. We recognize that giving
10 per cent of our income is the minimum Biblical standard of giving.
For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.
We practice baptism by immersion under water - the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.
For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants.
Philippians 2 :13
I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body
is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We believe that the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God's power within us. So, we seek to practice a daily
dependence on God's Spirit to enable us to do what is right.
Telling Others About Jesus
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
1 Peter 3:15
It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those whom God has brought us into contact. We practice
personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.