The Creed of the New Apostolic Church / 新使徒教会信条

The First Article of Faith /第一条信条:

I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth.


The Second Article of Faith /第二条信条:

I believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, entered the realm of the dead, rose again from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from where He will return.


The Third Article of Faith /第三条信条:

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church, the community of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead, and life everlasting.


The Fourth Article of Faith /第四条信条:

I believe that the Lord Jesus rules His church and thereto sent His Apostles, and until His return still sends them with the commission to teach, to forgive sins in His name, and to baptise with water and Holy Spirit.


The Fifth Article of Faith /第五条信条:

I believe that those designated by God for a ministry are ordained only by Apostles, and that authority, blessing, and sanctification for their ministration come forth out of the Apostle ministry.



The Sixth Article of Faith /第六条信条:

I believe that the Holy Baptism with water is the first step to a renewal of a human being in the Holy Spirit, and that the person baptised is adopted into the fellowship of those who believe in Jesus Christ and profess Him as their Lord.


The Seventh Article of Faith /第七条信条:

I believe that Holy Communion was instituted by the Lord Himself in memory of the once brought, fully valid sacrifice, and bitter suffering and death of Christ. The worthy partaking of Holy Communion establishes our fellowship with Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is celebrated with unleavened bread and wine; both must be consecrated and dispensed by a minister authorized by an Apostle.


The Eighth Article of Faith /第八条信条:

I believe that those baptized with water must, through an Apostle, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to attain the childhood in God and thereby the prerequisite for becoming a firstling.


The Ninth Article of Faith /第九条信条:

I believe that the Lord Jesus will return as surely as He ascended into heaven and that He will take to Himself the firstfruits of the dead and living who have hoped for and were prepared for His coming; that after the marriage in heaven He will return to earth with them to establish His kingdom of peace, and that they will reign with Him as a royal priesthood. After the conclusion of the kingdom of peace, He will hold the Last Judgement. Then God will create a new heaven and a new earth and dwell with His people.


The Tenth Article of Faith /第十条信条:

I believe that I am obliged to obey the worldly authorities provided no godly laws are thereby transgressed.


(Source: Catechism of the New Apostolic Church)


  1. Derrick du Preez

    Dear Sender,

    You make an interesting quote, “If you have faith as a mustard seed…”

    How is faith born, how does it come about? Obviously through hearing God’s word!

    It says in the first chapter of John, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and the word took on flesh and dwelt amongst men”.

    So through the word creation came forth, also so through the word your faith is formed, created, from a seed to a mighty tree of life.

    That is the secret I have discovered, that the word or the “sound” of creation, the Logos, its evidence is to be found in all mankind.

    But because man is trapped in the illusion of the material world by the outside noise, he is unable to hear the “word or sound” within his soul.

    That is why the Psalmist David said, “Be still and know that I AM God”. Psalm 46:10

    May we all eventually discover this secret, the God-within, Jesus taught this, and the clergy of the time wanted to stone him to death, John 10 : 30-33 and Psalm 62 : 8

    May the peace of the Risen Christ fill you with His divine “word” that you may hear His word, have faith and live.

    Love and greetings,

    Derrick du Preez
    Cape Town RSA

    Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone.

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