What We Believe

The Edified Christian Ministries International accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, and adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.

  • THE BIBLE

    The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God
    (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)

  • GOD

    There is one true Godhead comprised of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    All are co-equal and co-eternal.

    Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the
    Godhead.
    (Matt. 28:19; 1 John 5:7; Is. 9:6; John 1:1,14)

  • MAN

    Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-21)

  • SALVATION OF MAN

    Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness – providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. This salvation comes by confessing with your mouth, Jesus as Lord, and believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.

    The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of our spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love.

    Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ, and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards
    in eternity.
    (Ps. 103:3; Rom 3:24, 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8; Rom. 8:16; 1 John 3:23, John 13:35; Acts 16:3; Rom 10:9-10; 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5-10; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18)

  • BAPTISM

    Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
    (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4)

  • COMMUNION

    The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread, drinking of the cup.
    (I Cor. 11. 11:24-30)

  • BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    All believers are entitled to, should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.

    One of the evidences of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service
    (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2, 6)

  • THE BODY OF CHRIST

    The Church is the Body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part.
    (Eph. 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23)

  • TOTAL PROSPERITY

    Spiritual
    (John 33:11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Rom 10:9-10). (b) Mental (2 Tim. 1:7; Rom 12:1, Is. 26:3).

    Physical
    (Is. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24).

    Financial
    (3 John 1:2; Mal. 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Deut 28. 28:1-4).

    Social
    (Prov 3:4).

    Tithing
    (Malachi 3:8-10; Leviticus 27:30; Genesis 14:20; Hebrews 7:1-4).

  • THE RETURN OF CHRIST

    “Blessed Hope” Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to Heaven.
    (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 2 Thess. 2:1)

    Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal damnation: separation from the Godhead. They will burn in the lake of fire.
    (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15)

    The millenial Reign of Jesus, the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from heaven to rule and reign for 1000 years on earth as the scripture promised. After this there will be a new heaven and a new earth.
    (Rom. 11:25, 27; 2 Thess 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-7; Rev. 21)