The Basics

Here are the core doctrines of our church. While this doesn't include all the teachings of Scripture, it is a good place to start. 

I. The Bible. At Harmony Fellowship, we know the Bible to be God’s holy Word to the human race. It is pure and perfect in its original form. It is the source of all truth and authority for the universe. Without the Scripture, mankind would know nothing of God or life. II Timothy 3:16, John 17:17


II. God. There is only one true, living God. He is in all places with all power and all wisdom. There is no one like Him, He is above all, and His glory is not shared. He exists as one God in three Persons. This is complex, yet simple. It is complex in the sense that it is difficult for our minds to understand this triune God. Yet it is simple in light of knowing Him as our loving Heavenly Father; the sacrificial, crucified, resurrected Son Jesus; and the ever present Comforter, the Holy Spirit. John 17:3, John 14:26


III. Salvation. Because of the sin curse under which we are all born, salvation is necessary for eternal life and a relationship with God, our Creator. Just as there is only one God, so also there is only one way to salvation. That way is Jesus Christ. Salvation is available to anyone who believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Romans 3:23, Romans 10:9-10, Psalm 51:5, John 14:6


IV. The Church. The Church is people from the past, present, and future who, through faith and by grace, have called upon God for salvation. The people of God’s true Church have recognized their sin, confessed it to Jesus (Who died upon a cross for it), been baptized, and forgiven for every transgression. The people of the Church are commanded by Scripture to meet regularly with one another for the purposes of fellowship, worship, Biblical instruction, and evangelism. This is done all over the world in local bodies of believers. Ephesians 5:27, Hebrews 10:25


V. Family. Family is the first of three institutions ordained by God. Family is the building block of a society. The family begins with holy matrimony: one man and one woman who have made a vow and been united before God in marriage. It is this same God who creates us male and female. When the marriage is blessed with children, the parents are responsible before God to train their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Matthew 19:4-6, Ephesians 6:4


VI. Mission. Everyone who has has received the salvation of Christ has a mission. That mission is to fulfill our purpose of worshiping God Almighty. This worship is made known when we seek to live a life that practices the love, compassion, gentleness, humility, mercy, forgiveness, and grace of God. A second aspect of worship is to obey God’s command to share the good news that Jesus saves. In a world damaged by the curse of sin, it is necessary that the followers of Jesus live a daily life that shows and speaks of the salvation of God. Matthew 28: 19-20, John 4:24, Galatians 5:22-23