OUR BELIEFS

Community Harvest Church accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed Word and will of God, the all-sufficient rule for faith and conduct, and has adopted the following Statement of Faith and Fundamental Truths.

THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED

The Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired and are the revelation of God to man;
they are the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct for His own.

THE ONE TRUE GOD

The one and only true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and
earth, and the Redeemer of mankind.

THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.  The Holy Scriptures declare the following in reference:  His virgin
birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead.

THE FALL OF MAN

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”  However, man,
by voluntary transgression, forfeited this created state of being and thereby incurred not only physical death,
but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

THE SALVATION OF MAN

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.

> Conditions

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing
of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir
of God according to the hope of eternal life.

> Evidences

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit; the outward evidence is a life of
righteousness and true holiness.

THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

> Baptism in Water

The ordinance of Baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures.  All who repent and believe on
Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.  In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with
Christ and have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

> Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, symbolizes and expresses
the divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.  It is a memorial of His suffering and death, and it is enjoined on
all believers until He comes again.

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

All believers are entitled to and should earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost,
according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was the normal experience of the early Church, and is promised for all whom the Lord shall call.  The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives the believer the enduement of
power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts, and the use of those gifts in the work of the ministry.  This
experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth.  With the Spirit Baptism comes
an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, a deepened reverence for God, an intensified consecration to God and
dedication to His work, and a more active love for Jesus, for His Word (for Truth), and for the lost.

SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is ungodly, and of dedication unto God.  The Scriptures teach
a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.  By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey
the command to be holy as He is holy.  Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification
with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the truth of that union, and by
offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

THE CHURCH

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the
fulfillment of the Great Commission.  Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly
and the Church of the firstborn which are written in heaven.

THE MINISTRY

A divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose:
1) the evangelization of the world and 2) the edifying of the Body of Christ.

DIVINE HEALING

Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Deliverance from sickness and disease by the
hand of the Lord is realized in the life of the believer according to the Lord’s will and Word, through faith, with
demonstration of the power of God.

THE BLESSED HOPE

The Second Coming of Christ includes the catching away of the saints of God (commonly referred to as the Rapture
of the Church and our blessed hope), followed by a visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for
a period of 1,000 years (commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign of Christ).

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

There will be a final judgment in the which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.
Whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall, together with the devil, his angels, and the beast
and false prophet, be consigned to eternal punishment in the lake of fire, which is the second death.

THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”  (2 Peter 3:13)