STATEMENT OF CORE FAMILY VALUES
All members, the board, administration, and staff of Harvest Call Ministries, believe that the Bible is the written Word of God and without error in all its teachings. Because of our understanding of the Old and New Testaments our church and ministry teaches these Core Family Values:
1) That it is unacceptable for Christians to teach or promote hatred against any group or individual.
2) That human life begins at conception and that an unborn child at any stage of development is a human being and should be treated as such.
3) That sexual intimacy is only morally acceptable within a marriage relationship.
4) That premarital or extramarital sexual intimacy heterosexual or homosexual including but not limited to intercourse is morally wrong.
5) That marriage is an exclusively heterosexual institution between one man and one woman.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
All Scripture was given by inspiration of God by which we understand the whole Bible to be inspired in the sense that holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20
Atonement of Christ
Salvation has been provided for all people through the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross. It is the only perfect redemption and substitutionary atonement for all the sins of the world, both original and actual. Christ's atoning work has been proven by His resurrection from the dead. Those who repent, believe and receive Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and receive eternal life. John 3:16
REPENTANCE AND FAITH
A person can be saved only through faith in Christ. Repentance, a vital part of believing, is a complete change of mind affected by the Holy Spirit, turning a person to God from sin.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the one and only true God, revealed in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, having the same nature and attributes. - Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14
2. JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of the Father, is true God and true man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and by His sinless life, miracles and teaching, gave full revelation of the Father.
He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice. He rose from the dead. He is now at the right hand of God as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom in righteousness and peace.
3. HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit - Acts 2:4; the gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1Corinthians 12:1-11; and in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit to enable believers to live a victorious overcoming life - Acts 1:8
4. MAN AND SIN
We believe that man is born sinful and needs a Saviour - Romans 5:12
We believe that angels are the messengers of God-Hebrews 1:13, 2:2. That Satan is a fallen angel whose purpose is to destroy mankind, God's creation - John 10:10; 1Peter 5:8 and that his demons influence people's lives, keeping them in bondage - Luke 4:40-41; Acts 10:38
6. THE CHURCH
We believe in the Christian Church which is the body of Christ of whom Jesus is the Head and in whom God chose to reveal His Power and wisdom. Through who He works to set people free from the works of the devil - Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 3:10-11
7. COMING EVENTS
We believe in the resurrection and return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Bride which is the Church of the living God - Mark 16:6-7; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:12-14
8. HEALING AND DELIVERANCE
Healing and deliverance is about setting the captives free, breaking down strongholds. Jesus Christ works through His Church to bring healing restoration and deliverance to those who are wounded. Luke 4:18-19