Lakewood Community Church: EMC Doctrine
With a firm conviction that the large gulf which separates true historic and conservative Christianity from modernistic and liberal Christianity is an ever-widening chasm which can never be healed. The Evangelical Methodist came into being as a conservative, evangelical church. Our church is:
- Orthodox in belief
- Pre-millennial regarding the Second Coming
- Missionary in outlook
- Evangelistic in endeavor
- Cooperative in spirit
- Wesleyan in doctrine
The Word of God
We accept and believe the Bible is inspired Word of God. We receive it, as the revealed will and way of God for our daily life.
We believe in the Godhead, the Holy Trinity, in which there are three Persons of one substance, power, and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, revealed to mankind as an awesome God of Grace, love, might, mercy, justice and holiness.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who is both God and man; His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitionary and redeeming death, and His physical resurrection.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who ministers the Word of God, reveals Jesus to Christians and empowers them to serve God.
We believe each person must acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ and be born again before he/she is a true Christian.
We believe in entire sanctification following regeneration, whereby the believer is cleansed from the pollution of sin, saved from its power, and enabled through grace, to love God with all his/her heart.
A Holy Life
We believe that every Christian is expected to live a holy life, one that is truly Christian.
We believe in two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. The mode of baptism is left to the conscience of the individual.
We believe in the resurrection of all men to be judged and receive their due rewards; eternal life for the redeemed and eternal punishment for the unbelievers.
We believe in the local and universal church, which is the body of Christ on earth.
The Lord’s Return
We believe in the blessed hope, the impending, literal return of Jesus Christ to receive His church unto Himself.
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Confess Your Sins – 1 John 1:9
Repent of Your Sins – Acts 17:30
Believe in Jesus Christ – John 3:16
Receive Christ – John 1:12
Ask Christ to Enter – Revelations 3:20