Emmanuel Baptist Church

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Our doctrine

What do we believe as a Church?

There are certain fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith without which the organisation cannot be said to be a true Church:

  1. Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  2. Belief in God who created everything that exists in the material universe out of nothing.
  3. Belief in Jesus Christ as the unique, only-begotten Son of God. He is God’s full and complete self-expression and self-revelation. He is fully God and fully Man. He was born of the virgin Mary and lived a unique, sinless life.
  4. Belief that Jesus died for our sins and that forgiveness and eternal life are God’s free gifts to those who trust in Christ. Mankind comes into a right relationship with God as Father only through the person of Jesus.
  5. Belief in Christ, exalted to the Father’s right hand and coming again in glory and judgement.
  6. Belief in the Holy Spirit who makes real in our experience the spiritual resources we have in Christ.
  7. Belief in mankind as God’s greatest expression of his creative power. Mankind was made in order to know God and his love. Mankind is sinful and, therefore, cut off from God and his love, because of his wilful disobedience to God and his law.
  8. Belief that God has redeemed mankind by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Being born again by the Spirit of God brings mankind into a right relationship with God.
  9. Belief in the Bible as the authentic and authoritative word of God. It is God-breathed and Christians can know its proper meaning as the Holy Spirit reveals the truth.
  10. Belief in the universal Church, Christ’s body, with Jesus as the Head.
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This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might have life through him.
1 John 4:9