THE ECWM WAY
what we believe
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The basis of all truth is found in the living God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is triune and must be acknowledged as such. Man is three in one (spirit, soul, and body) and we are created in the image of God who is also three in one (Father, Son & Spirit).
God is our Heavenly Father, the creator of Heaven and earth, the Source of all life. Jesus is God manifested on earth who was born, died, and resurrected for our redemption. The Holy Spirit is God sent to dwell in born again believers.
1 John 5:7
Authority of the Bible
The Bible is the word of God to all mankind. It contains God's will concerning everything that is necessary to life. It is God's manual for His creation and governs our way of functioning as a church. It is God's love letter to His children that reveals to them all they should know about their Heavenly Father. It needs no additions or omissions. The whole Bible is relevant and will forever remain.
2 Timothy 3:16
Because of sin, God cannot have a relationship with man and man is guaranteed death (eternal separation from God). To take sin out of the picture, God sent His son Jesus to die on the cross as the payment for the sin of man. The only way to a relationship with God, is to accept God's payment of His son dying in our place. It is the free gift of salvation made available to all who believe on His name. Nobody comes to God without Jesus Christ being their Lord and Savior.
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Everyone is sealed with the Holy Spirit once they become a child of God. But the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is where you become filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Jesus promised the baptism of the Holy Spirit to all who would believe on His name.
Acts 1:5, 8
Fellowship is where two or three are gathered in the name of the Lord. We fellowship at church, at our home group bible studies, and in the community. Jesus fellowshipped and God commanded us to fellowship.
Jesus did not come for the "self-righteousness" but to call sinners to repentance. To repent means to turn from. When we repent, we acknowledge, confess and turn from our old way of living and commit to a new life in Christ, a life of righteousness. Righteousness is being right with God. It is the quality of being morally right or justifiable. It is a position that you do not earn, but are given by faith in Jesus. However, the duty to maintain righteousness does not lie with God, but man. God equips you with His word and the Holy Spirit to maintain the standard of righteousness you receive when you place your faith in Christ.
II Corinthians 5:21
Prayer is God's ordained mode of communication with man. We pray no matter what. We pray for ourselves, our families, friends, strangers, the lost, nations, leaders and all. We don't pray because we want to, we pray because we have to. The prayer of faith heals the sick, raises the dead, casts out demons, and changes natural circumstances by the supernatural. Prayer invites God to help us. Prayer keeps us connected with the will of God.
I Thessalonians 5:17
After salvation, nothing is more important to us than to build our faith. God says that the just (justified by God) must live by faith. Faith is like air, we need it to live our spiritual lives properly. We cannot please God without faith. Whatever we do as a church, we do it in faith. We give in faith, we love in faith, we pray in faith, we preach in faith, we walk by faith. We allow the God-kind of faith to shape our world.
We believe in God's command to go into all the world to preach the gospel for the salvation of all people. We believe God only has us remain on earth to spread His gospel to the lost.
So we tell everyone about Jesus in the communities, hospitals, market places and everywhere.
We don’t just preach evangelism; we demonstrate it with our walk, prayer and kindness.
God provides healing and divine health to all His children. God's will reveals that He desires us to be in good health and prosper. Our mental health, emotional health, physical health, spiritual health are all important to God.
III John 1:2
God doesn't care only about our eternal life but our life here on earth. He desires that we prosper and He takes pleasure in our prosperity. He is our provider and wants to fill our cup to overflow. As we remember God, He gives us the power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant.
Psalm 23:1, 5
We believe in the five (5) fold ministry. We believe that God has ordained the office of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and the teacher for the equipping of the church. (Eph. 4:11-15)
We believe that the basis of all truth is found in the living God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - and in His infallible Word, which is the Bible.
We believe that the Word of God provides clear instruction, not only for the way of salvation but also for our everyday life in the world.
We believe that all aspects of life ought to be guided by God's perfect will which is revealed to humanity in the Bible.
We are to live for God's glory, not our own. "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Cor. 10:81)."