The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and inerrant Word of God. They are the supreme and final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
There is One God, eternal and self-existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All fell with Adam from his original sinless state and are thus dead in sin and enslaved by it.
The Father, in His infinite love and mercy, has chosen sinners from every nation to be redeemed through the atoning death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Those whom the Spirit makes alive, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, are joined to Christ’s Church, and persevere to the end.
Justification is by faith alone, through which, the undeserving sinner is forgiven of their sins and counted as righteous because of the imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is worship, holiness, and service for the glory of God.
At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into God’s presence, to enjoy Him forever.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are signs and seals of God’s covenant of grace.
The Good News of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed to all the peoples of the world.
Creeds & Confessions
Emmanuel Chapel confesses the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Definition of Chalcedon, and the Athanasian Creed as faithful and orthodox statements of the Christian Faith. As a Reformed Church, we also embrace a number of the confessional documents produced in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation including the Three Forms of Unity (The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, and The Canons of Dort). Our governing confessional document to which all of our elders subscribe is the Westminister Confession of Faith. These documents are authoritative for Emmanuel Chapel inasmuch as they are faithful to the teaching of Holy Scripture.