EMU was founded as a conservative, essentially Baptist mission. Each member of the mission affirms the following articles:
I. We believe that the Scriptures (both the Old and the New Testaments) are verbally inspired by God and thus inerrant in the original autographs and that they are of infallible, supreme, and final authority for faith and practice.
II. We believe that God is One, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Bible, the Word of God.
III. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His virgin birth (conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary). We believe in His identity as true God and true man; in His sinless life; in His vicarious atoning death; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal, visible, bodily, premillennial return to power and glory.
IV. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and that he thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature that is totally depraved.
V. We believe that salvation is by regeneration through faith in the shed blood of the risen Christ and that all who thus accept Him are born again of the Spirit.
VI. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the saved; and in the eternal, conscious suffering of the lost in hell.
VII. We believe in the present ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit, obligating and enabling every believer to live a godly life. We believe in the unity of all believers in Christ.
VIII. We believe in the Great Commission: that the evangelization of the world in this generation is the chief task of the church and the privilege and responsibility of all those who acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ (“Jesus Christ is Lord of all,” Acts 10:36).
IX. We believe in the two ordinances of the church: the Lord’s Supper and Baptism (by immersion).
EMU’s Philosophy of Missions
The Purpose of EMU International (EMU) is to bring glory to God by assisting churches and individuals in carrying out the Great Commission given to the Church Universal by our Lord Jesus Christ through ministries of evangelism, establishing indigenous churches, and training nationals to do the same.