The following are the core beliefs of New Hope Church Palm Harbor based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
Scriptures are Inspired
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is only one true God who is eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent -- one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is God's Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God's kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now alive in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is "true God" and "true man."
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4, is poured out on believers that they might have power to be His witnesses.
We believe humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin. All of us are lost in sin and in need of a Savior.
We believe we are saved by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
We believe the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, and discipling the nations -- baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
We believe the victorious and redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy -- sin, lies, sickness, and torment.
The Future Life
We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride -- His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.