Section 1. The Bible Is The Authoritative Word Of God. We hold the Bible, the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, to be the inerrant and infallible inspired Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:1-3; Jn. 1:1-14).
Section 2. The Bible Governs The Church. We hold the Bible to be supreme in all matters governing this Organization in keeping with the Spirit of the authority of Christ that is established through His gifted Headship of the Senior Bishop/Presiding Bishop, assisted by Junior Bishops/Overseers, Elders, Ministers, and Deacons, to rule over local and international churches (Mt. 28:18-20; Acts 20:17, 28; Eph. 4:7,8,11-16; Heb. 13:17). Additionally, the Presiding Bishop may appoint apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:11) to assist in governing the Church body with approval from the EOM Board.
Section 3. Voluntary Membership. We hold as Scriptural and fundamental that form of Church government that is a voluntary Church membership, with EOM International organization being sovereign under Jesus Christ who is the head of the Church (Colossians 1:8). Therefore, it is absolutely essential that each individual member is conscientious to please God, of their own accord and conviction, and personally believe that they should request to join one of the EOM ministries local and international Bodies of “members in particular” (1 Corinthians 12:18, 27).
Section 4. Associate Ministries. EOM does not recognize these ministries as members and they will not have the benefits of a 501 c-3 tax exempt organization with EOM. They will not be legal governed by EOM nor will they have any legal authority in EOM. These ministries are free to worship with any of EOM's established regions and districts. However, they are not authorized to use EOM's tax exempt status and tax ID number.
Section 5. The Apostles’ Creed. We hold to the fundamental values of the faith and confessions of the historic Christian Church, particularly the Apostles’ Creed, but also to the sovereignty of the Word of God over all creedal interpretations. The Apostles’ Creed, commonly called the oldest summary of Christian doctrine now extant, and one which the Roman, Greek and Protestant Churches all accept, originated, as is agreed, as early as the fourth century. The Apostles’ Creed says: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried: he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.”
Section 6. The Unity Of Faith. We hold it basic that every Christian should “Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:3, 13).