“The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in all it teaches. Scripture is our supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.” From Emmaus Christian Church Statement of Faith 3/13.
Just as Jesus opened the Scriptures to the disciples on the Emmaus Road, we too want to search the scriptures to see all that the Lord has for us in life. The Lord gave us His word to know how He created the world to work. He gave it to us so that we might know Him, and His plan for salvation.
When we approach a decision at Emmaus, our hope is that we ask, “What does the Bible say about this?”, instead of, “What do I think about this?” As any Christian studies The Word, they will come across moment when the scripture says hard things about their life, or their practices. At that point they must either bent scripture to make it say that what they are doing is ok, or they must yield their life and practices to come in line with scripture. As Christians, we understand that conforming our lives to Biblical principles will not save us, but as followers of Christ, we want to know how He wants us to live so that we can be used by Him in the ways He wants.