WHAT WE BELIEVE
Emmaus Church is about love. Jesus tells us the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,” (Matthew 22:37) and “the second is like it, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:39). We seek to fulfill these commands through our weekly worship services and fellowshipping together. We also believe that our biggest evangelism tool is when people see our church’s love for one another. Jesus tells us in John 13, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” We love the world as God loves the world, as Jesus tells us in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life."
- We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
- We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves, except by His mercy.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
- We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
- We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
- We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.