What We Believe
What We Believe
1 The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
2 One God, eternally existent in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3 Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory.
4 The salvation of lost and sinful people through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
5 The Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
6 The unity in the Spirit of all true believers, the Body of Christ. The local church as the tangible expression of the Body of Christ, an organized body of believers in Christ who are voluntarily joined together for public worship and evangelism, teaching the Word, fellowship with the saints, observance of the ordinances, exercise in prayer, and who are commissioned with the responsibility to administer discipline.
7 The resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Further, in keeping with the EMCC Articles of Faith and Practice, we embrace the following statement on marriage:
1. As a matter of belief, doctrine and religious practice, Bowden Evangelical Missionary Church reserves the term “marriage” for the public covenant relationship between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
2. Members of our staff or clergy are permitted to arrange for, officiate at or take part in the solemnization or celebration of a marriage only when it conforms to the EMCC and Bowden Evangelical Missionary Church statements on marriage.