Harbor Light Christian Faith

Statement of Faith

  1. The sixty-six books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs.  It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in history, science, the arts, and all other disciplines. No other writings or prophecies are equal to, superior to, or supersede the Bible.
  2. The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself. 
  3. The Godhead is triune: one God, three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, equal in substance, power, and glory, yet different persons.  God is the foundation of all Truth. We believe God to be all-powerful, all knowing, infinite, and transcendent; the Creator, Redeemer, Judge, and Lord, just as the Bible describes.  
  4. We believe that by God the Son’s spoken word everything was created very good, free of sin and death, in six literal 24 hour days, as recorded in the Bible, and on the seventh day God rested, his creative work completed. The biblical account provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the earth and the universe.  
  5. Death (both physical and spiritual) and bloodshed entered into this world subsequent to and as a direct consequence of man’s sin. All mankind are sinners, inherently from Adam and individually, by choice, and are therefore subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.  
  6. Freedom from the penalty and power of sin is available to mankind only through the sacrificial death on the cross and shed blood of Jesus Christ and His complete and bodily resurrection from the dead.   
  7. The Holy Spirit enables the sinner to repent and believe in Jesus Christ and to grow more like Him. 
  8. The Holy Spirit lives in each believer to comfort, indwell, fill, and empower them to produce the “fruit of the Spirit.”
  9. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  10. All things necessary for our salvation are expressly set down in Scripture.   
  11. We believe that, in Jesus Christ, His life, death, resurrection, and grace through faith, man’s sins are atoned for and he may be reconciled to God.  We believe that Jesus alone lived a sinless life, and that all men need His salvation to be reconciled to God and be resurrected to live with Him in eternity.  
  12. Salvation is a gift received by faith alone in Christ alone and expressed in the individual’s repentance, recognition of the death of Christ on the cross as full payment for sin, and acceptance of the risen Christ as Savior, Lord, and God. There is no other way by which man can be reconciled to God.   
  13. Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, and is currently seated at the right hand of God the Father, and shall return in person to this earth as Judge of the living and the dead.  
  14. Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and mankind.  
  15. We believe Jesus will come again in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.  We believe all men will be resurrected; those saved by faith in Jesus will live with God in the new heavens and earth, and those who rejected Jesus unto eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire in conscious punishment. 
  16. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.