Statement of Faith
The following Statements of Faith are non-negotiable essentials of the Christian faith,
fully consistent with the Articles of Faith of the EMCC
WE BELIEVE THAT:
is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere present Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who is Creator and Sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6.4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD
God incarnate (personified), yet human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all humanity, was bodily resurrected and is now Mediator at the right hand of the Father, is assuredly coming in power and glory for his believing followers, and is the only Savior and Lord of humanity (Matthew 1:18; John 1.1, 14; Titus 2.11-14).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. (John 14:16-17; John 16.7-11; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12)
As originally given by God is divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3.16; 2 Peter 1.20,21).
Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent of their sin and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.(Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1.3-5; John 1:12; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 6:11).
Locally and universally is composed of all believers who have been united by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, with Jesus Christ as its Living Head & Sovereign Lord. (Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 12.22-24).
Service is a welcome privilege and responsibility of every believer. It is motivated out of a love for God and a love for others. For a believer, serving means sacrificially and lovingly using their God-given time, finances and giftedness to make disciples of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 12:28-31).
The Bodily Resurrection of the just (saved) and the unjust (lost); for the former, a resurrection unto eternal life with God; for the latter, a resurrection unto eternal punishment separate from God. (1 Cor. 15:20-23; John 14:1-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)