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What We Believe

 

 

  • The Bible’s Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God.
  • Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world.
  • Salvation is the gift of God to man through faith in Jesus Christ, and it can only be received by grace through faith in Him.
  • The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life and the right to dwell in God's presence forever.
  • Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only.
  • The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift and is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues.
  • We believe in sanctification, which is living a life of holiness.
  • Healing is the privilege of every member of the Church today provided through Jesus’ death on the Cross.
  • Jesus will return and “. . . The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air . . .” (1 Thess. 4:16–17).”
  • The one who physically dies and refuses to accept Christ, the only sacrifice for our sin, is eternally lost and therefore, has no further opportunity to repent and be saved. (Mark 16:15-16, Revelation 20:12-15)

 

 

THE SCRIPTURES—The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (belief)(2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

THE GODHEAD—Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word who became flesh, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).

 

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION—Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “...There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).


Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8–10).

 

ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH—Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3–5; 1 John 5:12).


WATER BAPTISM—Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is an outward symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36–39).

The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. And we do all things in the Name of Jesus. Amen.”

 

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST—The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1–7; Acts 2:1–4). You don’t “have” to speak in tongues, you “get” to.

 

SANCTIFICATION—The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12–14; 1 Cor. 1:30).

 

DIVINE HEALING—Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). Jesus NEVER rejected or turned away anyone who came to Him for healing. With Him ALL things are possible. (Mark 9:23) And God is NO respecter of persons. (2 Chronicles 19:7, Acts 10:34, Rom 2:11) God IS a respecter of faith. (Hebrews 11:6, Matt 9:29, Matt 17:20, Romans 10:17)

 

RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD—The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “...This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “...The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air...” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).

 

Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a 1000 years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).

 

HELL AND ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD— The one who physically dies and refuses to accept Christ, the only sacrifice for our sin, is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity to repent and be saved. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the lost in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of Christians in the Presence of God (Mark 16:15-16, Heb. 9:27; Revelation 20-22)

 

 

NOTE: We have opportunity in this life to choose Christ, the full expression of the love of God toward each one of us. The Bible says, “God is love.” By refusing God’s love and rejecting the priceless sacrifice of God’s own Son on our behalf, demonstrating beyond question His immense commitment to rescue us from the breaking of His law… We choose to dwell in the only place His grace was not reserved for… the lake of fire. NOT A GOOD CHOICE!!!

 

Why would you or anyone else CHOOSE to flee into the darkness from the BRIGHT BLINDING LIGHT OF HIS LOVE FOR YOU?

 

WHY NOT SAY "YES!" TO JESUS!!! AND BEGIN A NEW LIFE WITH HIM, STARTING TODAY!

 

 

Kingdom Harvest Church

Join us Sundays at 11:00am at Ballyoran Community Centre. 30 Rosneath Gardens, Belfast BT16 1UN.

 

You are always very welcome!

Kingdom Harvest Church was founded by Pastors Brian & Karen Ashworth. Our aim is to shine the light, life and healing power of Jesus Christ as intensely as possible to our needy generation until Jesus returns!

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