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Harmony Evangelical Presbyterian Church ~ A New Name and an Ageless Faith
 
The change of our name from Harmony United to Harmony Evangelical officially took place in the spring of 2015 after we had been formally received into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination in 2014. Our move was made from a desire to recognize the authority of scripture over our lives and to declare the sovereignty of God over all of life. This desire extended to the Biblical principles of the holiness of marriage between a man and a women and the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. We are excited and joyful about our new denominational identity, and we want to share that excitement with you.
 
We are not perfect, but Christ is.  In Christ we seek to prepare for the future while serving the present. We invite you to join us on this journey of faith. If you are a member of a church in the Harrisville area we encourge you to become active in that fellowship. If you do not have a church home we invite you to come to Harmony Evangelical Presbyterian Church and help us increase the work and the fullnes of Christian love.
 
                                                                                                                                           In His Peace,
                                                                                                                  The Elders
                                                                                                                  Harmony Evangelical Presbyterian Church
 
 
 
 
What We Believe
 

Harmony Evangeical Presbyterian Church is a church of the Reformation in the twenty-first century. That means we hold to the great theological truths recovered during the renewal of the Church in the sixteenth century and apply them to our lives in the modern world.

The watchwords of the Reformation were sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, soli Deo gloria. These are our watchwords as well.

  • ‘Sola scriptura’ means ‘scripture alone’. All scripture is “God-breathed”. It is inspired. The Bible is our authority in all matters of faith and practice, revealing the way of salvation and the will of God for our lives.
  • ‘Sola gratia’ means ‘by grace alone’. We cannot earn our salvation. It is solely by the sovereign work of God’s free grace in Jesus Christ that we may be saved.
  • ‘Sola fide’ means ‘by faith alone’. We receive the gift of saving grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is trusting in his sacrifice upon the cross and following him in the world.
  • ‘Soli Deo gloria’ means ‘to God alone the glory’. In all that we believe, in all that we do, we strive to glorify God and not ourselves.

We are a Christian, Protestant, Reformed, and Presbyterian congregation, always reformed by the leading of the Holy Spirit according to the Word of God in scripture.

 

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Essentials of Our Faith

 

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:

  1. We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
  2. Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
  3. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
  4. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
  5. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.
  6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." (Rev. 22:20)
  7. The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us." He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (Eph. 2:10)

 

 

EPC Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling  
 
 The Evangelical Presbyterian Church grieves today's ruling of the Supreme Court, which illustrates the continued disregard for the biblical, traditional, Judeo-Christian values upon which the foundation of our nation was established.  As a church, we continue to rest our faith in the sovereign God and the authority of His Holy Word. We pray faithfully for our nation and our leaders as so commanded by Scripture.
 
We bear no malice toward those with a same-sex attraction; in fact, we love them with the love of Christ. However, as a church we must adhere to the biblical definition of marriage, rather than a cultural one.
 
We recognize that civil governments adopt policies that do not align with biblical values. However, those policies must never require that people of faith abandon the clear teaching of Scripture, forfeit the right to proclaim those truths, or change their beliefs or practices.   
 

       

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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