WHAT WE BELIEVE
his only begotten Son, our Lord, conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
Our Lord suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried.
He descended into hell and on the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of
God the Father Almighty.
Jesus Christ shall come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting
Eternal life can be received by believing in Jesus Christ only
The Bible was written by men and inspired by the Holy Spirit. We consider the importance of the unity of the Bible and believe in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2. Timothy 3, 16-17)
We accept the New Covenant and teach from the New Testament’s point of view.
MAN, HIS FALL, SIN
Man was created in the image and likeliness of God and was meant to have a relationship with God. Through Adam’s fall and transgression, sin came into the world and therefore all have sinned. (Romans 3, 23)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”(Romans 3, 23)
Under the bondage of sin, man suffered physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 3, 1-7).
The salvation of mankindwas dependent on Jesus Christ coming to earth.
Hecame into the world in order to redeem us from our sinful nature and to offer eternal life as well as righteousness before God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3, 16)
Every person, who confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord and believes in the heart that God raised him from the dead is saved (Romans 10, 9-10) and born again (John 3, 3-7).
The redemption through Jesus Christ is a gift for everybody and is dependent neither on our own achievements nor the law, but can be received by the grace of God and by faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Lord offers us a salvation by faith. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph 2, 8")
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom we have also access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God”.(Romans 5, 1-2)
“Jesus Christ was made to be sin for us and knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2. Cor 5, 21)
Every believer, who is born again, confesses Jesus Christ as his/her Lord by getting baptized through immersion. The baptism illustrates
the believer’s identification with Christ: his death, burial and resurrection.
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should also walk in newness of life.“(Rom. 6,4)
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit enables us to live a powerful and victorious life.
“But ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” (Acts 1, 5)
“And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.“(John1,33)
THE LORD'S SUPPER
In observing Communion we are remembering Christ and all that He has done for us in his life, death and resurrection. It is a symbol of our covenant with Him. (Luke 22, 19-20)
Through Christ’s finished work on the cross, his resurrection and the new life offered by Jesus Christ, God wants to restore our spirit, soul and body, as Christ carried our pains, griefs and sorrows (Isaiah 53, 4+5). Therefore, we consider healing to be our legal right.
Physical as well as emotional healing is real and can be experienced today.
”Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1. Peter 2, 24)
Redeemed by Christ and having received the Holy Spirit, the believer stands blameless and holy before God. God’s grace enables us to live a holy life.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. (Col 1, 21-23)
The church is Christ’s body – and He is the head of the church.
The local church is part of the body of Christ.
We as a local church want to …
... help the believers to maintain a personal relationship with their heavenly father and to strengthen them in their identity as sons and daughters of the living God.
... teach the difference between the Old and the New Covenant and their purposes. Our heart is to see believers entering abundance - the abundant life of the New Covenant.
... support believers to determine and live God’s calling for their lives.
... support Israel by prayer and relationship, as our desire is to see God’s promises come true for Israel.