Articles of Faith/Constitution & Bylaws
- March 1933 -
We believe that the Word of God alone shall be the rule of doctrine, practice, and discipline of this Association’s members, it being always understood that we receive it as the inspired Word of God and the only divine rule of faith and conduct.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, arose on the third day, and ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God, from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Ghost, in the resurrection from the dead, the communion of Saints, and in life eternal through our Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, our Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, our Healer, and coming King.
We believe the Church of Jesus Christ to be a living organism, the body of Christ, and habitation of God, through the Spirit, with its divinely called and appointed ministries for the evangelization of the world and the perfecting of the Saints. We believe that every true believer and every local company of true believers are members of Christ’s body, the Church of the firstborn written in Heaven.
Evangelistic Messengers' Association was formed to:
(1) Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ through its members and to hold and conduct services, meetings, assemblies, conferences, schools and classes for the training and instruction of ministers of the Gospel.
(2) Give and receive contributions for missionary and evangelistic purposes.
(3) Publish and circulate religious books and papers for the dissemination of the Gospel.
(4) Engage in religious work among all people.
(5) Secure through the Holy Spirit, a closer fellowship and cooperation among ministers and workers who are standing on the full Word of God.
Yearly licensed or ordained ministers of good standing and Christian character who approve of the Articles of Faith, as well as the cooperative spirit of the Association with other certified Christian workers, all approved by the E.M.A. Credential Committee.