Emmanuel Baptist Church
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - Rom.10:17

Articles Of Faith
What We Believe

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  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired of God and inherent in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19–21)

  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Exodus 20:2-3; 1 Cor. 8:6; 1John 5:7; 1 Peter 1:2)

  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary a virgin, and is true God and true man. (John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35)

  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God. That he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)

  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe on Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

  6. We believe in the "Eternal Security" of the believer; it is impossible for one born into the family of God ever to be lost. (John 3:16; John 10: 27–28)

  7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the crucified Lord; in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate. (Luke 24:1-9; Acts 1: 3, 9, 10; 1 John 2:1-2)

  8. We believe in "that blessed hope"; the personal return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, when the Church will be gathered together unto Him. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51–57)

  9. We believe in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Scriptures. (Isaiah 40: 8; Matthew 5:17–18)

  10. We believe that all who received by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby became children of God. (John 1:12-13; Rom. 10:9-10; John 3:3–7)

  11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (John 5:21-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelations 20:11–15)

  12. We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the Church are Baptism (by immersion) and the Lord’s Supper; that Baptism should be administered to believers only as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper should be partaken by baptized believers only, to show forth His death until He comes. (Matthew 28:11-20; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 3: 3; 1 Cor. 11:23–32)

  13. We believe in the autonomy of the local church, and acknowledge Christ alone as its true Head. (Acts 6:1-6; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 18:15–18)

Our Articles of Faith may also be read in the EBC Constitution [PDF] along with Our Covenant, information on church membership etc.

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