What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Emmanuel Church - Wabash based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


The Bible

There is one true, living, and triune God- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father reigns supreme on His throne in Heaven. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, once crucified. He is now risen and in Heaven at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Spirit lives within the believer and works in the body of Christ to convict, comfort, and confirm
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by the inspiration of God. Together, they are the inerrant, infallible Words of God (II Timothy 3:16).



We believe in a literal 7-day creation, where God spent six 24-hour days creating the world, resting on the seventh day. Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. God created everything and is in control of this world and the univers

Mankind was created innocent, but by disobedience to God's command fell into a state of sin and condemnation. The cost of our sin is death, but Christ died so that we could escape that penalty (Romans 6:23).



Salvation is the gift of God that you receive when you confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life and believe that He rose from the grave. Death being the ultimate penalty for sin, Jesus became the sacrifice for our sin by dying on the cross that we might receive salvation. God has given us a free will to either receive or reject His gift of salvation by grace through faith (Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8).
There are three acts of obedience clearly stated in scripture: Baptism, Church Attendance, and Witnessing. Baptism by immersion is an outward proclamation of salvation (Matthew 4:16). We believe the inward change of salvation has already occurred prior to the act of baptism. Church attendance is critical and crucial to staying connected with other believers and growing in your faith (Hebrews 10:25). Witnessing is sharing the good news of salvation with others (Acts 1:8).



God has called believers in Christ to be a light in this dark world (Matthew 5;16). This means we are to be separate from the practices of this world. Followers of Jesus should abstain from and avoid alcohol, drugs, inappropriate language, pornography, fornication, adultery, and other sexual sins (Ephesians 4:29-31, II Corinthians 6:17-18, Colossians 3)
In Matthew 22:37&39, Jesus says that we are to "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind" and to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Our relationship with God grows as we spend more time in His Word (Psalm 1).


Marriage- The Bible teaches that a marriage is when one man and one woman come together in marriage with Christ being the Lord over that marriage (Genesis 2:24, II Corinthians 6:14, Ephesians 5:22-33).

Children- Jeremiah 1:5 teaches us that life begins at conception. Children belong to the Lord (Psalm 127:3) and he allows each parent the great responsibility of training those children to fear God and to obey His Word (Proverbs 22:6).

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