Beliefs

Beliefs

Faith has once and for all been delivered to all who gather in the name of Jesus (Jude 3). What we believe and declare has implications on how we view the world and one another. The shape, structure, and practice of Grace Harbor is a product of our belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our brother, friend, and leader. Therefore, we joyfully submit ourselves to Him.
  1. The Scriptures are the inspired Word of God and are the final authority for all Christian faith and life. (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

  2. The one true God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. These are equal in deity, power and glory. (2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3)

  3. Jesus is God incarnate, fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, sacrificed Himself on behalf of sinners, and was raised from death on the third day. (Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; Colossians 1:15-23)

  4. The Holy Spirit is fully God, equal with Father and Son. He imparts spiritual life through regeneration and he indwells, leads, illumines and empowers for Godly living  and service all who come to faith in Christ. (John 3:1-15; John 15:26-27; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9; Eph 1:13-14)

  5. All humanity are born subject to sin and moral corruption, and are therefore by nature and choice children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. (Genesis 1-3; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:9-18; Ephesians 2:1-3)

  6. We are justified by grace alone, through faith alone, in the redemptive work of Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of an individual is required in order to be saved. (Romans 3-4; Romans 9:1-23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-7)

  7. Christians will live for eternity in fellowship with God. Those who die without Christ will suffer eternal separation from the presence of God. (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:19-31; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 21:1-22:15)

  8. There will be a personal, physical appearing of Jesus Christ when he returns to the earth as King to consummate his kingdom and to reign with his people for eternity.  (Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Revelation 19:1-21)

 

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