Fort Worth Harvest Church holds these truths and many others to be precious and dear. Our purpose, however, in providing a doctrinal statement is not for endless doctrinal disputes, but to set a criteria of what we as a local church believe so we can be of one mind and one accord.
We believe God is triune, three persons in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19-20; John 17:20-21).
We believe in God the Father, Creator of the universe. (Gen 1:1; John 1:1).
We believe Jesus is the Son God. (Matt 16:16; John 6:69; Acts 8:37).
We believe Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our total salvation and is the only way of salvation. (Acts 3:13-21, 26; Acts 4:10-12; Philippians 2:5-11).
We believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 3:36; John 14:6).
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God indwelling, empowering and regenerating the believer. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter and the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17, 14:26; John 16:5-15).
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed, and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness (Romans 5:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 12:11).
We believe every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill. We are to instruct, teach, exhort, and admonish believers in the ways of God (John 15:1-8; Hebrews 13:5-6).
We believe the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls. It holds the words of eternal life and the keys of the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God's principles and standards for living; and it is the food that sustains us in all circumstances (John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 2:5-6).
We believe we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God. (Joshua 1:8; Psalms 119:11; Ephesians 5:26 ).
We believe Christians are to learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for His. We are to be conformed to the Kingdom of God by the molding and shaping of His Hands (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:8).
We believe in justification by faith. We believe salvation is free and apart from any work of man. It is a result of the sovereign grace of God.(Eph 2:8-9, Gal 5:5-6, Rom 5:1).
We believe Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer. (Heb 12:14, Phil 3:12-14; 1 Peter 1:16)
We believe that God inhabits the praises of His people. Praise and worship is vital to the Christian life. We believe God's children are free to express their worship through singing, clapping and lifting of the hands, dance, and with instruments. Praise brings glory to God and breaks strongholds over peoples lives. (Psalms 22:3; 47:1; 134:2; 150; Acts 16:16-40).
We believe that believers should be water baptized by immersion for the circumcision of our hearts. It is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6;
Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).
We believe that all Christians need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus' body and blood. It is by participating in the Lord's Supper that we proclaim His death until His return (John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).
We believe the Holy Spirit fills and empowers the believer and gives gifts to the church and that the sign of being filled with the Spirit is an outpouring of love for God and mankind. (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4, 15, 18; Ephesians 5:18-21).
We believe every Christian is to carry out the Great Commission and that it is our responsibility to be a witness and share our faith on a daily basis in the power of the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:15-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ the "Blessed Hope" of the Church.(1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52)