Immanuel Church

Immanuel

 

What we believe:

 

Who is God?
We believe in The one God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly referred to as The Trinity) —co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections[1].

 

Who is the Father

We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.  As an integral member of the Trinity He is awesome, loving, merciful and beyond understanding except through the work and person of Jesus Christ.[2]  In Christ He adopts us as his children, works for the good of those who love Him, and in Him through Christ we can have forgiveness and redemption[3]

 

Who is Jesus?

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God.  As an integral member of the Trinity, He is the eternal Son of God, who became man without ceasing to be God.  Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man[4]. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead[5].  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate[6]. We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead[7].

 

Who is the Holy Spirit?

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God.  As an integral member of the Trinity, He is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them into the day of redemption[8].

 

What About The Bible?

We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety are the inspired word of God, and the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith, and function as a community[9].

 

[1] Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14

[2] John 14:6-13

[3] John 14:6-13, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 1:3-8

[4] John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35

[5] Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5

[6] Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2

[7] 1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1

[8] John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18

[9] 2 Timothy 3:16-17