This is a more in-depth look at the Christian beliefs that lie behind the EMI network of Christian faith.
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind. (Mark 16:15)
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these Three are One God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption. (Genesis 1:26)
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service. (Romans 8:9)
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church. (Revelation 19:16)
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life. (Romans 5:1 )
We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return. (Romans 6:4)
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. (Romans 3:23 )
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament. (1 Corinthians 12:28 )
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory. (Matthew 24:30)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (18) Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (10) For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
'Lord, I believe that you sent your son to save me (and all) from the wages of sin, which is death.
I accept your freely given gift of life through Jesus Christ and repent of my sins.
I believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that you are Lord.
I accept you as both Lord and Saviour of my life.
Thank you for loving me so much. Amen.