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Beliefs

 What We Believe 

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine..." - Acts 2:42 The Apostolic Doctrine refers to the fundamental doctrine which is found in the book of history of the New Testament called "The Acts of the Apostles". That is where the origin and development of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ is found. This church was directed by the apostles and the teachings, revelations, and mysteries that He imparted to them through His Spirit. These doctrinal principals of our Church should be known by all members, and they should agree with them so that they may then help other members who will be coming after them. 

1. We believe that the Bible, Old (Concealed) and New Testament (Revealed), is the inspired and infallible (Factual) Word of God, that the bible is the inerrant (absence of error-Harmonius) Scripture, and the revealed (Disclose) will of God (2 Tim 3: 16, 2 Pet 1:21, Heb 4:12). 

2Ti 3:16  ;2Pe 1:21


2. We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate manifestations comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are one representing the Godhead (Matt 28:19, I Jn 5:7). Jesus Christ, God made manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead and the only begotten Son of God (Is 9:6, In 1:1,12, Lk 3:21,22). Godhead (the word) is found in Romans 1:20. 

3. We believe that Man was created in God's Image and God is the Creator of all things. By an act of His own will, man fell in sin and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen 1:26-31, Rom 8:29).

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin by Immaculate Conception of the Holy Spirit. That He lived a sinless life, provided for atonement of our sins by His death on the cross, was Resurrected after three days, ascended back to the right hand of God the father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. Luke 1:27- 38 Mt 1:18 ; Act 10:40 ; 1Co 15:4; Heb 7:25 

5. Salvation of Man:
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. When Jesus died on the cross He became sin and sickness for us, providing the salvation and healing for all (Ps 103:3). Salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and by confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life (Rom 3:23, 24,10:8-10 Eph 2:8, Rom 6:23, 5:20,21, 1 Pet 2:24). (Rom 8:16, Gal 4:6, 1 In 3:24). (Mk 16:17,18, Jn 13:35).c) Salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are proof of our faith. (Rom 10:9,10,2 Cor 5:10, Eph 2:8,9, Titus 3:5-8, Jam 2:18).

6. Sanctification
Sanctification is an act of separating from evil and coming into relationship with God. (Rom 12:1,2 IThess 5:23, Jn 17:17, Eph 5:26, 2Tim 2:21). The Bible teaches that without holiness, no one will see the Lord (Heb 12:24). By the power of the Holy Spirit, the command of holiness can be obeyed (1 Pet 1:15, 16m Heb 12:9, Phil 2:13, Deb 13:21). Through sanctification, man realizes that Jesus died for his sins so he may have life everlasting, and by daily allowing the Holy Spirit to complete the work that God began until the day of the return. (Phil 1 :6).

7. Baptism by immersion in water is a statement to the world that a believer has died to (or put away) the old, sinful ways of life, and that they have been raised (to a new way of life) with Christ to walk in newness through Him (Matt 28:19, Acts 10:47,48, Rom 6:4).

8. We believe in the celebration of the Lord's Supper by corporately eating the bread and drinking the cup is a symbolism and remembrance of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. (1 Cor 11:24-30).

9. We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers and believers should eagerly expect and diligently seek the promise of the Father, according to the command of Jesus Christ. This includes the infilling power for life and service, the granting of gifts and their uses in the way of the ministry. This experience is different from, and in addition to the experience of the new birth (Lk 24:49, Acts 1;2-8, 2:38,39, 8:16,10:44-46,15:7-91:17, 1Cor 12:1-31).

10. We believe that the Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to scripture, is an uncompromising love for your fellow man, boldness to witness to others concerning the testimony of Christ, an earnest desire for Christian service, as well as speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44, 19:2-6).

11. We believe in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in I Cor 12:1-11 as being available to all believers and are valid and active in the church today with an emphasis of being exercised within Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to desire the best gifts seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ would be edified.

12. We believe that each Believer is a contributing part of the Body of Christ. Every member of the family of God does their share and everyone has something to offer to others. All are important in God's eyes and all work together to establish His kingdom in the earth. (Rom 12:3-8),1 Cor 12:14-27, Eph 4:16).

13. We believe in the Blessed Hope: That Jesus is coming back again in person to gather all His saints to Himself to rule on the earth and will be visible to all, that there will be a new heaven and a new earth.. This motivates us to heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God's Word, and regular fellowship with other Christians (1 Cor 15:51,52 1 Thess 4:16,17 2 Thess 2:1, Rev 21 :1,2 Pet 3:13).

14. We believe according to Scripture that those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior with the evidence of the fruit of repentance will suffer eternal judgment, separation from the Godhead, and will bum in the lake of tire (Rev 19:20,20:10-15).

IN CONCLUSION
We hope this brief explanation of our beliefs here at Choice Harvest Church brings some clarity to help you gain insight into who we are. It has not been our motive to imply that we are better than anyone else, or that everyone else is wrong. We stand forever on the side of Christ and trust in the Holy Spirit to help us give an accurate defense for His Gospel. 
 

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