What We Believe

EIM upholds these Evangelical truths
As a Christian organization, Emmanuel International works alongside various types of denominations and churches. Styles of worship and methods of teaching can be vastly different all over the world, but the following universal Christian values we hold true.

What we believe about God
We believe in God’s triune nature: the unity of the Godhead of three equal persons.
Deut 6:4 | Matt 28:19 | 2 Cor 13:14

The Father: a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in attributes.
John 4:24 | Ex 34:6

The Son, Jesus Christ: His deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, and His imminent return for His bride, the Church.
John 1:1 | Isaiah 7:14 | Heb 7:26 | 1 Cor 15:3-4 | Acts 1:11

The Holy Spirit: His indwelling presence in the believer; His baptism of all who believe into the body of Christ; identifying us with death, burial and resurrection to new life of Christ; and sealing the believer for eternity.
John 14:17 | Rom 6:3-5 | 1 Cor 12:13 | 2 Cor 1:21-22

What we believe about the Bible
We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings and our guide and final authority in faith and life.
2 Tim 3:15-16 | 2 Peter 1:21 | John 17:17 | Matt 4:4

What we believe about humanity
We believe in humanity’s separation from Christ by sin; humanity’s total fallen nature requiring Christ’s atoning sacrifice for reunion with God through salvation; humanity’s creation in the image of God resulting in the immeasurable intrinsic value of each human from conception to death.
Ps 139:13-16 | Eph 2:1-3, 12-13

What we believe about salvation
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ as the sole means of attaining eternal life.
John 3:16 | Rom 6:23 | Eph 2: 8-9

We believe in the everlasting reward of the saved in heaven and the everlasting punishment of the lost in hell.
Matt 25:26 | Phil 3:19-21

What we believe about the church
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ in the world today, in both its universal aspect, the whole body of those born again in the Spirit, and its local expression, the assembly established for worship and witness.
Eph 1:22-23; 5:25-32 | Acts 15:41; 16:5