What we Believe

The Emmanuel Baptist Church is member church of the Jamaica Baptist Union and as such, practice the following beliefs and principles.

The Lordship of Christ
"Jesus is Lord" is the distinctive confession of faith. As individuals and as a church, Baptists seek to make Jesus Lord of every aspect of their lives.

The authority of the Bible
Baptists believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that the Holy Spirit through the Bible, shows us God's way for living. As radical believers, Baptists seek to root their lives in the revelation of God's truth.

Baptism of Believers
On the basis of the New Testament, Baptists claim that baptism is for believers only. Baptism is only for those who are able to declare that Jesus is Lord. As a symbol of Jesus' claim on their lives, Baptists practice baptism by immersion, in which candidates symbolize their desire to die to self and to live for Christ.

A Believers Church
Baptists understand the church as a community of believers gathered by the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ for worship, witness and service. Central to Baptist worship is prayer and praise, listening to God's word in preaching and a gathering around the Lord's Table.

The priesthood of all believers
In the Baptist model of a believer's church every member has a role to play, whether in teaching, faith-sharing, evangelism, social action, pastoring, guiding, serving, prophetic insight, praying, healing, administration or hospitality.

The church meeting
In a Baptist church, an illustration of the priesthood of all believers is the church meeting. This is the occasion when members come together to prayerfully discern God's will for their lives together. In Baptist churches the final authority rests not with the ministers or deacons but with the members gathered together in church meetings. It is the church meeting which, for instance, appoints ministers, elders, deacons, and others who exercise various forms of leadership within a local congregation, agrees on financial policy and determines mission strategy.


What do you believe?

Do you believe that:

  • God loves you?

  •  God sent His Son to die for you?

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