Harrison Bible Church
We are a self-governing body of believers, separate from any ecumenical or ecclesiastical associations, an independent, evangelical group seeking to practice Biblical Christianity.
- We believe that the universe reveals the existence of an infinite, personal God, that this complex world did not come into being by chance, but was deliberately designed by God.
- We believe that God has revealed Himself to man, and this revelation is contained in the sixty-six books which comprise the Bible, and the climax of God's revelation was when He Himself became a man in the person of Jesus Christ.
- We believe that the Bible was designed to tell man how he may know God. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, said, "And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." John 17:3
- "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ, who gave Himself a ransom for all,..." 1Timothy 2:5,6
What We Believe
What We Believe
he Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) are the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life. They are inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13)
There is one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
A. The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God. He was born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 1:1-5)
B. The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice. Our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
C. The Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our high priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)
THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
He is the divine Teacher who guides believer into all truth, it is the privilege and duty of all saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20-27; Ephesians 5:18
The Church, which is the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 16:18)
The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 1:8, 14:27, 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11
Water Baptism is by immersion. It is a symbol to show that one has been saved and desires to identify with Christ and His Church (Acts 8:35-39, 16:30-34; 1 Corinthians 1:14-18)
INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE
Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man. He shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11, 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
The" Blessed Hope" of the believer is the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial, coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds for his redeemed ones, following which. He will return to the earth with His Saints, to establish His millennial kingdom. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 5:9; Revelation 3:10)
THE ETERNAL STATE
B. Believers who die during the present “Church” age (also known as the dispensation of grace) are immediately absent from the body and present with the Lord. In conscious bliss, they await the rapture, which is a special resurrection as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. At the rapture, the believer‘s soul and spirit will be united with his resurrected body to be forever with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Philippians 1:23)
C. The souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited; they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6, 7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15)