We hold that the sacred sacraments and rites celebrated by this assembly are in keeping with the harmony of the Holy Scriptures and are therefore to be observed by the membership.
Section 1. Water Baptism. Those who have been made a partaker of Christ’s death by faith in His shed blood, should participate in His burial and resurrection for the covenant sign of circumcision of heart. Through water baptism, everyone have the opportunity to experience a similar death and resurrection of our Lord. This should only be performed after a person accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Gen. 17:1-4; John 3:1-6; Acts 2:38; Rom. 2:28, 29; 6:3-10; Gal. 3:26-29; Col. 2:9-13; 1 Pet. 3:18-22; 1 John 5:8; See Article VIII: Tenets of Faith, Section 9-The Ordnance of Water Baptism)
Section 2. The Eucharist. The Eucharist (thanksgiving) or the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the covenant made with God through the blood of Christ. It is a continuation of the eternal covenant of the Passover Feast which God commanded the Israelites to observe. Those who have made covenant with God through the blood of Christ and have received the sign of circumcision of heart, are commanded to partake. The Church partakes of the Lord’s Supper as one Body, with each member in fellowship adding to the blessedness of the experience. (Exodus 11-12; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:19, 20; John 6:51, 53; 1 Cor. 10:16, 17; 11:23-32; See Article VIII: Tenets of Faith, Section 13-The Sacrament of Holy Communion)
Section 3. The Covenant Of Matrimony. The marriage rite is a sacred covenant made between a man and woman, and God. The marriage covenant between the man and the woman requires the married couple to be faithful, loving and helpful to each other as long as they both shall live. EOM International, under the mandate of Holy Scriptures, cannot sanction believers marrying unbelievers; and cannot sanction marriages that are not heterosexual; and cannot sanction divorce except for Scriptural allowances. (Eph. 5:21-22; Heb. 12:14; 2 Cor. 6:14; Lev. 18:22, 26, 30; Mt. 19:4-6; Rom. 1:18, 24-32; 1 Cor. 5:9,10; Gal. 5:19-21; Col. 3:5, 6; Mal. 2:13-16; Mt. 5:32; 19:9; Rom. 7:2, 3; 1 Cor. 7:10,11)
Section 4. The Dedication Of Children. The rite of dedicating children is the presentation of a child to God, thus making covenant between God and the parents or guardians. God promises blessings of peace, health, understanding and protection to the child whose parents are faithful to rear children for the service of the Lord. They are made holy and become participants in the New Covenant by the faith of their parents until they reach the age of accountability whereupon they are convicted by the Holy Spirit to repent and be baptized. (Ps. 34:11; Isa. 54:13; Mt. 19:14; Mark 10:16; 1 Cor. 7:14)
Section 5. The Rite Of Confirmation. Confirmation is the sacred rite administered by the laying on of hands by an assemblage of elders. Elders confirm the believer in the faith and to be established in the doctrine of Christ, which was learned during a period of instruction. (Acts 14:21, 22; 15:32, 41; 16:5; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:14)