Harmony Baptist Church is located at 873 NC Highway 22 South in Ramseur, N.C.
Pastor: Rev. Frank Thacker, a native of Reidsville, NC, was called to serve as pastor of Harmony Baptist Church in 2003. Bro. Frank was saved in 1967 at the age of 11. His dad led him to the Lord. Bro. Frank began to serve the Lord in a variety of ministries including the bus ministry, youth visitation, and singing in the youth choir. He was called to preach in 1972 while attending a Youth Retreat at Camp Caraway in Asheboro, NC. Upon graduating from John M. Morehead High School in Eden in 1973 he enrolled in Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
God is the Creator and absolute ruler of the universe. He is eternally existent in three personalities: the Father; the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the virgin born Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on the cross. Three days after His death and burial, He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended back to Heaven, after His resurrection, and assumed His place of glory at His Father's right hand. Soon, He will return to the earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matt. 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He accomplishes this by making men aware of their sinful condition and pointing out the truth concerning who Jesus Christ is. He also lives in every Christian from the very moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing the right thing. The Christian seeks to live under the power of the Holy Spirit every day. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1.
Man is created in the spiritual image of God Himself, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's wonderful creation. Although man possesses great power to do good, he is absolutely marred by sin and is inherently wicked. Mankind possesses an attitude of disobedience toward God and His Law. This disobedient spirit and the resulting acts are called sin. Sin separates mankind from God. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 58:3; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2.
Salvation is God's gift to humanity. Men, left to themselves, can never produce salvation through their good works or self-improvement. Salvation is produced only by trusting Jesus Christ as God's perfect offer of forgiveness. Eternal life begins the instant a person receives Jesus as his personal Savior. Salvation is a product of God's sovereign grace. Man is only responsible for believing, by faith, what the Word of God says concerning salvation in Jesus Christ. John 3:3, 7, 16; Acts 16:31; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Because salvation is God's gift to mankind, the believer is eternally secure in His salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of Almighty God, not by the self-effort of the believer. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 6:4-6; 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5.
Man was created to live forever. He will live forever in one of two places. Man will either dwell with God in Heaven, through the forgiveness of his sins faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or he will exist forever in Hell, eternally separated from God. To receive Jesus into one's heart produces salvation which will result in an eternal union between the believer and God. To reject Jesus Christ will guarantee that the unbeliever will spend eternity in Hell, forever separated from the presence of God. Heaven and Hell are the only places of eternal existence. Psalm 9:17; Daniel 12:2; Mark 9:43-49; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16-18; 36; 5:24-29; 11:25-26; Romans 6:23; 2 Thes. 1:9-10; Revelation 20:15.
The Bible is the Word of God. It was written by human authors under the direct supervision and supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for all Christian belief and practice. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error whatsoever. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 12:6; 119;89; 105; 160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Peter 1:21.
This is the most important question of your life. Your eternal destiny depends on your answer. In asking this question, we are not asking how good you are, if you have been baptized, if you are a member of a church, or if you come from a good family. We are asking if you are saved. Are you sure that if you were to die today that you would go to heaven? God says that in order for a person to be able to go to heaven, you must be born again - John 3:7 "Ye must be born again."
First, you must realize that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." When you were born into this world, you were born a sinner. Think about this - even as a baby you knew how to disobey. No one had to teach you. What you had to learn was how to obey. Each of us were born with this sin nature and because of that sin nature, we are condemned to death. Romans 6:23 says that "The wages of sin is death." That means as a sinner you are eternally separated from God. According to Revelation 20:15, if I do nothing about my sin, I will be cast into hell for eternity. "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
After you realize your sinful condition, the second thing you need to do is realize that God loves you. He loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son Jesus to bear your sins and die in your place. John 3:16a - "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." 1 Corinthians 5:21, "He hath made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." Jesus had to die, had to shed His blood so that we can have life. Hebrews 9:22 - "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin."
Next, realize that Christ's death was out of God's love for His creation, mankind. Romans 5:8, "But God commended (showed) His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Once you realize you sin and that Christ is the only answer, you need to repent of your sin and come to Christ. Acts 17:30, "God commandeth all men everywhere to repent." Repent means there is a change of mind that one is a sinner, and agrees with what Jesus did on the cross to die for our sins.
When people in the Bible asked what they must do to be saved, the response was "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." (Acts 16:31). To be saved means that I believe that Jesus bore my sins and died in my place, and that He was buried and rose again. John 1:12, "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." The rest of John 3:16 says, "...that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Whosoever includes you. You do not need to change a thing in your life before you come to Christ. All you need to do is to come the way you are, a sinner that needs to be saved. You can be saved right now. In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed, "God be merciful to me, a sinner." You can pray something like this: God, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died for my sins on the cross, and that His death, burial and resurrection were for me. Please forgive me of my sins and come into my life today.
If you trusted Christ as Savior, the Word of God says that you are saved. No one can take that away from you. Just take God at His word. Maybe you still have questions. Please allow us to help you. Please e-mail us with any questions. If you have trusted Christ as Savior, e-mail us so we can rejoice with you as well as pray for you. We want to help you grow in your faith. We would encourage you to find a Bible-believing church to help you grow in the Lord.