We Believe In The Gospel Verbal Inspiration of Scriptures We believe in the infallible, inspired Word of God. We accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts as the foundational material from which we derive the King James 1611. The Old and New Testament Scriptures were written by human authors divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit, preserved, unbroken and passed down to us today. The Scripture is the final Authority in all matters of faith and practice. The Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages. (II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:89; II Peter 1:20,21)
The Holy Trinity We believe God is a Person, eternally existing; one true God, but in the unity of the Godhead. There are three eternal and co-equal Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. One Godhead made up of three Persons Who are the same in attributes, power, characteristics, and desires. (Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:1-3; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 2:9; Matthew 3:16,17)
The Son of God Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God. He became a man totally apart from sin, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15)
The Doctrine Of Sin Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death–separation from God. Now all mankind is totally depraved, having inherited a sinful nature, is bent toward sinning, and has become sinful in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26,27; 2:16,17; 3:16-19; Romans 3:10-23; 6:23)
Salvation Man is lost and must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. Salvation is by grace alone through personal faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. The believer is thus eternally secure. (Jn. 1:12; 3:3-7; Eph. 2:8-9)
Sacrifice The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into Heaven in that glorified body where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints, as our High Priest. (Lk. 24, Acts 1:9-11; Ro. 5:8-10; Eph. 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18)
Church We believe the church was founded by Christ during His personal ministry and the church has had a continuous existence unto this day. We believe that the church is a local, visible body of believers, scripturally baptized and united on the principles of God’s word for the purpose of making, baptizing, and teaching disciples. (Mt. 16:18; 28:19-20; Eph. 3:21)
Jesus started a church in 30 A.D.
From this church that Jesus started in Jerusalem came other churches holding to the same tenants taught by Jesus Christ.
These churches “not called Baptist”, as of yet went into the dark ages.
During these days of the dark ages the protestants gave us our names of Anabaptist which means re-baptizers.
After the dark ages and protestant reformation the church that Jesus started is now called the Baptist church.
Thus today the church started by Jesus is an Independent Baptist Church that holds the truths of the King James Bible.
-These above principles are the stand and teaching of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and we are committed to hold to these truths. The time has come as Baptist to re-teach and re-emphasize that Jesus started a church in his earthly ministry, and that church is not a Catholic or Protestant church but an Independent Baptist Church. -Some have said only Baptist are going to heaven, but yet the truth is that ALL who put their faith in Jesus Christ, whether Baptist or not, are on their way to heaven.
Scriptural Baptism and Lord's Supper We believe in two church ordinances: we believe the Scriptures teach that baptism is the immersion in water of the believer in Christ, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, performed with the church’s authority; to show forth the solemn and beautiful emblem of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a pre-requisite to the privileges of church membership; that infants are God’s little ones, whether children of Christian or non-Christian parents, and are safe in Christ until an age of moral accountability is reached, thus making any thoughts of “infant baptism” unnecessary. This church will only receive or recognize baptism administered by other Baptist churches of like faith and practice with this church. This church will not recognize for membership any baptism administered by a church that is not a Baptist church of like faith and practice with us. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 8:12,13,26-39, 18:7-11; Colossians 2:12). The Lord’s Supper, we believe the Scriptures teach that it is a provision of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine to commemorate the death of Christ on the Cross and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
Sunday Sunday School 10:00 AM Morning Service 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening Service 7:00 PM