WHAT WE BELIEVE
Horizon Christian Fellowship was formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church. We are not opposed to denominations, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have lead to the division of the body of Christ. We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ's (Agape) love; which is greater than differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
WE BELIEVE in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 10:30)
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, HE is the only mediator between God and man. (Isaiah 7:14, John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
WE BELIEVE in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission. (John 16:8, Acts 1:8, Romans 15:16)
WE BELIEVE that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone. (Acts 8:15-17, Titus 3:5-7)
WE BELIEVE in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 4:15-16)
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering, and death. (Matthew 16:27, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:1)
WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. We also uphold the holy institution of marriage between one man and one woman, rooted as it is in God’s creation of man and woman in His image and in the relationship between Christ and His Church.
WE BELIEVE in the creation and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” such as are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God (I Corinthians 6:9-11; I Timothy 1:9-11). Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies between two individuals of the same sex. It will not condone or recognize such same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships even if the state passes laws that provide for recognition of such unions.
1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
2. And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord:
3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell:
5. The third day He rose again from the dead:
6. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
7. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead:
8. I believe in the Holy Ghost:
9. I believe in the holy catholic church: the communion of saints: (catholic = universal church)
10. The forgiveness of sins:
1l. The resurrection of the body:
12. And the life everlasting. Amen.