Emmanuel Church is a Christian congregation in the Edenvale area: a Bible-based, gospel-preaching, Reformed Evangelical Anglican, Church, and a member of REACH South Africa (also known as CESA). We are located on Laurie Road in Illiondale, right next to Greenstone.
Undiluted Hope in Jesus Christ!
In today’s world where Jesus is thought of as nothing but one of the many ways to reach God, it is imperative that true servants of Christ differentiate themselves from false teachers:
We therefore declare:
- That our hope for salvation rests purely in Jesus Christ, as stated in Acts 4:12 “and there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved [except the name of Jesus].”
- That our walk with God is complete through Jesus Christ alone. We thus reject the teaching that says you need Christ plus angelic experiences, Christ plus prosperity, Christ plus other gods. In Christ alone through the Holy Spirit God sufficiently made provision for our walk with him to be complete.
- That our teaching and preaching is centred on nobody else except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
- That our effectiveness in our ministry is not from ourselves but purely from God through Jesus Christ, as stated in 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant….”
- That our investments in structures and programmes is by no means a statement of no trust in Jesus Christ
- That our hope for bearing any fruits in this life rests sorely on Jesus Christ. As he himself declared in John 15:5, “For apart from me you can do nothing.”
THUS WE DECLARE, OUR HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST IS UNDILUTED!