What We Believe

What We Believe

 

Safe Harbor is an Assemblies of God church. Our core beliefs are derived from the official Assemblies of God Statement of Fundamental Truths.

 

THE BIBLE

The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

 

THE TRINITY

There is only One True God. He is revealed to us in three persons… Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are commonly known as the Trinity.

 

JESUS

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine. Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin – ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

 

SALVATION

Every person can have restored fellowship with God through Salvation. Salvation is repentance of our sin and acceptance of Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin.

 

WATER BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

Water Baptism is the outward symbol of the inward life change of salvation. We believe that everyone who has been redeemed by Christ should follow his example and be water baptized. Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) is a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.

 

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a sSpecial experience following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 

SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification initially occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

 

A MISSION

The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the body of Christ and consists of people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

 

TRAINED LEADERSHIP

A Divinely called and Scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers. 

 

DIVINE HEALING

Divine Healing of the sick is a pPrivilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

 

RAPTURE

The Blessed Hope—When Jesus raptures His church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.

 

MILLENNIAL REIGN

The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.

 

FINAL JUDGEMENT

A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

 

NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH

The New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'

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