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Hope Harbor Orphanage

Contact and Supporting Information
What We Believe
How Hope Plans to Operate
Missionary Lenell Smith

We are Independent Fundamental Baptists, using only the King James 1611.

Fundamentals of the Faith
We believe:
1.  in the verbal inspiration of the 
     scriptures.  II Timothy 3:16-17
2.  in the virgin birth of Christ. 
     Matthew 1:18-25
3.  in the vicarious death of Christ.
     Romans 5:8
4.  in the victorious bodily resurrection. 
     Matthew 28:6      
5.  in the blood atonement of Christ. 
     Leviticus 17:11
6.  in the visual return of Christ.  
     I Thessalonians 4:13-18
7.  in the deity of Christ.  John 1:1-14

Baptist Distinctives:

1.  The autority of the Holy Scriptures.  II Timothy 3:16

2.  The autonomy of the local church.  Acts 6:1-7

3.  The priesthood of the believer.  Hebrews 10:19-21

4.  Separation of church and state.  Matthew 22:15-22

5.  Offices of the church are pastor and deacons.  I Timothy 3:1-16

6.  The ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's supper.  Matthew 28:19-20

7.  Saved church membership upon creditable profession of faith.  Acts 2:41, 47

8.  Individual freedom and responsibility of the believer.  Acts 5:29