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Doctrine and the Goal of Faith

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The New Apostolic Church [German: Neuapostolische Kirche] is a Christian church whose faith is founded on Holy Scripture. New Apostolic Christians believe that the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – wishes to help all human beings. Belief in God naturally gives rise to a conscious orientation that is focused on the will of God.

The doctrine of the New Apostolic Church is the doctrine of Jesus Christ. It is the Good News of the love of God the Father, which is given to human beings in Jesus Christ and is manifested in the church through the Holy Spirit. The teaching of the church is mediated by the Holy Spirit, who acts through the apostles and the church functionaries appointed by them.

The centre of the church’s doctrine is the Redeemer Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is to come again. Its goal is the preparation of human beings for the Second Coming of Christ and for eternal life in communion with God and his Son.

The New Apostolic Church administers the three sacraments – Holy Baptism by Water, the Holy Lord’s Supper and Holy Sealing.