The Evangelical Ministerial Associationtm has been established as a department for theological credentials of the Evangelical Theological Seminarytm. This credentialing department operates and functions in a cooperative manner with the seminary. The founding corporation has been in existence since 1981 and is a non-profit religious corporation as defined in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Within the Statement of Faith is the belief of an unchanging standard for the Bible as God's Word, inspired and inerrant. These fundamental truths which are listed are not in their entirety; but give the essence of each.
1. The Scriptures are the inspired and infallible Word of God, the Bible. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are verbally inspired. 2. There is one true God, eternally manifested in the person of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3. In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. This includes His virgin birth, His sinless life, His personal substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection, and His heavenly exaltation to the right hand of God. 4. In the fall of man. Man, by voluntary transgression, fell and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death. 5. In personal salvation. Redemption from sin through divine forgiveness can only take place through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. 6. In the Holy Spirit. The ministry of God's Holy Spirit is given to those Christians who ardently desire to be endued with His presence. 7. In Sanctification. This means being separated from an evil, profane, or secular purpose to a sacred purpose. It also means separation, dedication, or consecration unto God. 8. In the blessed hope. The resurrection of those who have died in Christ and those who are still alive, to be translated together into His presence. 9. In the final judgment. The wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works and then be consigned to everlasting punishment. The devil, his angels, the beast, and the false prophet will also receive the same fate. 10. In the new heavens and the new earth. The Bible states that we are to look for "new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousnesss."