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"We Believe the Bible
Every Word of It"

Pastor Cleveland A. Thompson

Our Beliefs

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed ? All we like sheep have gone astray ; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed , and he was afflicted , yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb , so he openeth not his mouth.8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? —Isaiah 53:1, 6-8

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God, written by men divinely inspired by Him —that it is God’s revelation of Himself and of His will to man. We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Bishop Cleveland A. Thompson

EMBC Senior Pastor

We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ; the Divinity of Christ; that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the Son of God; who freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; and by his death, made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior. We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel. We believe our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:19-20 and to that end we declare as the Word of God does, in Revelation 22:17: “ Whosoever will, let them take the Water of Life freely.”