Statement of faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH

EMAW church believes in the fundamental teaching of the bible, God’s infallible written word “the sixty –six books of old and new testament”.

a)We believe there is one true God, externally existing in three persons -father, son and the holy spirit-(holy trinity)-that is three in one and one in three. Deuteronomy 6:4, Mathew28:18, John 1:1-3, 18, Acts 5:3-4.

b)We believe the bible to be inspired authoritative word of God II Peter 1:21.

c)We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, his incarnation,crucification, divinebodily resurrection, hisascension to gloryand his promised second coming. 1cor15:4, 14, 20, Luke 24:36-43, John 20:24-29, Acts 1:9-11, Ephesians l;20, 1Timothy 2:5, Mathew 24:44, Rev. 19:1-22.

d)We believe in Jesus power to save, to heal and to sustain Christians to live holy and righteous life.

e)We believe in salvation through the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, Hebrews 9:22.

f)We believe in water baptism to the saved, public holymatrimony, dedicationofChildrenand the Lords supperas commanded in the Holly Bible. Mark 16:16, Mark 10:7, 1 Samuel 1:20, 1 Corinthian 11:28.

g)We believe in the bodily resurrection, eternal life for the righteous and eternal punishment for the wicked 2Corinthians5:8, Philippians 1:23, Luke 23:39-43, 1Corinthian 15:12-58, 1 Thesalonians 4:13-18.

h)We believe Jesus Christ is the head of the church, his body which is composed of all men, living and dead who have been joined to him through saving faith, Collosians l:18,Ephe 1:22.

i)We believe Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the gospel through out the worldand to disciple men of every nation. Mathew 28:18-20.

j)We believe in the operation of the gifts of the holyspirit as enumerated in (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Romans 12:6-8) as manifested in the early church.