Beliefs

Beliefs

 

This is a quick summary of our most important beliefs at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  For a more complete summary of our faith see  The New Hampshire Confession of Faith (modified).

About God

We believe that there is one true God who has always existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God is the Maker and Ruler of all things.

About Man and Sin

We believe that even though God made man in His image, mankind has rebelled against God and broken God’s Law.  Because of this, all mankind is guilty before God, corrupt in heart, and deserving of death and eternal punishment in hell.

About Jesus

We believe that God the Father loved sinful men so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save sinners.  Jesus took the punishment we deserve and sacrificed His life as our perfect substitute on the cross.  He rose from the grave and ascended to heaven where He reigns at God’s right hand.

About Salvation

We believe that salvation is completely a work of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.  God the Father offers us Jesus as our Savior and everyone who receives Him by faith alone is justified, reconciled with God, forgiven of their sins, and given eternal life.

About the Church

We believe the church is the gathering of all true believers in Jesus Christ.  God calls every believer is to gather with other fellow believers in order to worship God, encourage one another, and make disciples of others.

About the Future

We believe that Jesus Christ will return again one day in order to raise the dead and judge the world.  When Christ returns, God’s people will dwell with God perfectly forever while unbelievers will be punished forever for their sins.