What follows is a summary of what we believe. Below each item you can access further information on that topic from our website.

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without doctrinal, historical, or factual error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The question this passage asks us is not mainly whether we believe the Bible is true. The question is whether we believe it’s enough for us.


We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

Before the beginning, there was God, enjoying the perfect relationship of the Trinity. Our destiny is to be included in this love, forever.


We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person; that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus.

Genesis 1:1 does not say, “In the beginning, Adam was created by God.” Instead we’re introduced to God, who speaks and acts and creates, and it’s not until further down in the chapter that humans show up. This is so important, because it tells us that we are not the main characters in this story. We’re the supporting characters. This story is about God.


We believe in Jesus Christ, existing eternally as God’s Son. In His incarnation He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, led a sinless life, performed miracles and taught with authority. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death for the sins of all people, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, who was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. We believe that God has given to believers spiritual gifts according to I Corinthians 12, 13, 14, Romans 12 and Ephesians 4.


March 3, 2019
The normal Christian life is a pervasively supernatural experience.


We believe that angels are a distinct order of created spiritual beings; that they can appear in human form; that good angels minister to human beings and serve God as special messengers; that Satan, a fallen angel, and his evil angels whom he leads, exercise great but limited evil power in the world, and will suffer final defeat at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spiritual warfare is not some extra thing that a few Christians might encounter every once and a while. The Christian life itself is spiritual war.


We believe that the Triune God created everything – both physical and spiritual – out of nothing. We believe God created human beings, male and female, in His own image and likeness and therefore with unique, intrinsic worth from conception to natural death.

Ten times in this chapter we read this phrase, “And God said.” This points us to one of the most important and striking features of this account: God makes things with His words.

Who is God? Who am I? Who are these other people? These are some of the most important questions we can ask, and today’s passage has some of the most important answers to them.


We believe Adam and Eve experienced perfect relationship with their Creator and were appointed stewards of God’s originally good creation. We believe they sinned by choosing to disobey God and thereby brought death to the human race.

The Fall

September 30, 2018
Not long after being created, Adam and Eve chose to reject their Maker and plunge themselves—and all their children—into sin. God’s response to them is both heartbreaking and hopeful.


We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and become new creations in Christ Jesus, but that the old nature is not eradicated.

We must pay very careful attention to what Jesus is saying in this passage. He is not simply saying that lust is as bad as adultery. What he says is more subtle, and more devastating, than that. 


We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a community of believers, baptized on a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and associated for worship, ministry and fellowship. We believe that the mission of the church is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ into our lost world.

Body, temple, and bride—three pictures of the church from the book of Ephesians that help round out our answer to the question, “What is the church?”

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the church. But what is a church, and how do these local churches relate to the global church?

The message out of Ephesians 4 is that we are the church, and ministry is not just someone else’s job. Every one of us is a minister.


March 31, 2019
Not everyone should go to the unreached peoples of the world. But we won’t be effective at staying unless we are willing to go.


We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We practice Christian Baptism as the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ in order to remember His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and celebrated until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that every person is directly responsible to God. Believers should be free to covenant together in autonomous congregations without undue interference from any ecclesiastical or government authority. While respecting the authority of government we affirm the responsibility of the church to speak into the public forum. In matters of disagreement between Scripture and government, we believe we must obey God.

If Jesus is the king, how do we live under the authority of human governments? Is there ever a time to choose between obeying them and obeying Jesus?

We believe in the personal visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom.  We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Children are not the only people who need to know “why.” Before we can understand the “what” of Titus 2:1-10, we must embrace the “why” of vv. 11-15.

Posted by Chris Hutchison

Chris Hutchison is the lead pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Nipawin, SK. Have any feedback or questions about what you've read here? Send him an email at .