Harrison Bible Church

"Holding forth the Word of life"


  • 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


The 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)


  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)


  1. The Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling them and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14)

  2. 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


Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)


Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19)


All the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5)


Every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. All claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural. (Romans 6:13, 7:15-25, 8:12-13, Galatians 5:16-25, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:10, 1 Peter 1:14-16, 1 John 3:5-9)


All saved persons should live in such a manner as not bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. Separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded by God. (2 Timothy 3:1-5, Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9, 11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1)


God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts. The gifts of evangelists, pastors and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today. Speaking in tongues and working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. (1Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 12:2; Ephesians 4:7-12)


  1. 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)

  2. 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


  1. The Lord's Supper is a memorial of the Lords death for us. It is to be observed in remembrance of his great sacrifice for us. (1 Corinthians 11:23-28)

  2. 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)


Scriptures are meant to be interpreted dispensationally. Although some Bible truths and principles can be universally applied, there are specific truths, promises and covenants that can only be interpreted the nation Israel. Such truths are not to be interpreted for Christ’s body, the Church. (Exodus 31:13; Romans 9:45; Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:1-12; Colossians 1: 13-9)


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)


  1. All men will be bodily resurrected; the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)