Four Elements Important to New Life Church

Beliefs

New Life Church Beliefs and Tenets of Faith
New Life Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.

We believe:

The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the Holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thess. 2:13).

The One True Godhead
The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit. (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 16:28; John 1:18; John 15:26)

Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”. But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

The Salvation of Man
1.) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind, (Psalm 103:3) being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart — that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)

2.) The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us” (1 John 3:23).

3.) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:10-12; and 2 Cor. 5:10).

4.) Jew and Gentile alike must receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be born again before experiencing physical death. The Jew does not get a second chance to get saved after physical death with Jesus appearing to them and preaching to them. Abraham’s bosom was closed and no longer exists since Jesus Christ paid for mankind’s redemption in full. Today, when a Jew or Gentile is born again and experiences physical death, they are immediately in the presence of the Lord in heaven. (John 3:1-18; Ephesians 1:7-10; 2:14-22; Romans 9:6-8; Galatians 3:5-16)

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

The Lord’s Supper
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘Take eat, this is my body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me’. In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Cor. 11: 24, 25, 28)

The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of the power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9)

The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6)

The Church
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which is written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:11-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Total Prosperity
Spiritual: John 3:3, 11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10.
Mental: 2 Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3.
Physical: Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24.
Financial: 3 John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10, Deut. 28:1-14.
Social: Proverbs 3:4.

Blessed Hope and Resurrection of the Just
Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “… this same Jesus … shall come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes “… the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air ….”(Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15: 51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; 2 Thess. 2:1)

The Lake of Fire
Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire that burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15)

The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven, to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25,27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19: 11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21).