HHO is a Christian organization and therefore we believe in the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith.
God: We believe in the triune God as the one and only true God. He is God in three parts, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet distinctly one. God is holy and perfect. He is eternal (always was and always will be) and He has an eternal plan for man, His creation. Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43: 10 – 13, Matt 3: 16 – 17, John 1:1, Eph 3:11, 14-15
Jesus: We believe Jesus is the Son of God. He is both fully God and fully man, yet was without sin. Jesus left heaven to come live on the earth in order to fulfill the plan of His Father for our reconciliation and redemption. We believe Jesus ascended into heaven and is currently sitting at the right hand of the Father. He will one day come again to judge the living and the dead. Matt 3: 16 – 17, 26:64, John 1:14, Acts 1:11, 1 Cor. 15: 47; Eph 3: 12, Heb 4:15, Rev 20: 1-15
Reconciliation: We believe that through the original sin in the Garden of Eden, man was eternally separated from God. All men are sinners and must accept what Jesus did on the cross in order to escape eternal punishment. Jesus, the Spotless Lamb of God, died on the cross but He overcame sin and death when He rose again on the third day. It is through this perfect sacrifice that we can be reconciled and be brought into right relationship with God (salvation). John 3: 16 – 18, 1 Cor. 15:22, Rom 3:22 – 26, 1 Peter 1: 18 - 19
Redemption: We believe we are redeemed through the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross. In order to receive salvation, we must receive and acknowledge, by faith alone, the sacrifice Jesus made for us. There is nothing men can do to redeem themselves; it is only by grace, through faith, that we can be saved. Rom 3:27, Eph 2:8 - 9
Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit has been given to us by God to lead, guide and direct us. He lives in all who believe in Jesus Christ and have made Him their Lord and Savior. Luke 11:13, John 7: 38 - 39, 14: 26, 16: 7 – 15, Gal 5:25, Eph 5:18
Bible: We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God revealed to man through the Holy Spirit. The original scriptures are perfect and are the authority by which all mankind must live their faith and conduct their lives. 2 Tim. 3: 15-17
Evangelism: We believe it is the desire of God and the job of the church to redeem the lost. It is through Christians that the Good News of the Gospel is related to others. We are to evangelize the lost, be the hands and feet of Jesus (both to believers and unbelievers) and ultimately to glorify God. Matt 25: 31 – 46, Matt 28, 18 – 20, Rom 15: 5 – 6, 2 Cor. 5: 17 – 21, James 1:27