What does New Covenant Believe?

There are three ways to answer that question: where we stand theologically, what our doctrinal statement signifies, and how we approach the personal and corporate Christian life.

First, in terms of our theological convictions, we generally hold to classic evangelical Christian declarations such as the Nicene Creed and the Westminster Confession of Faith. In plain language, that means New Covenant Fellowship is on the more theologically conservative side of the Church spectrum: we believe in the fundamentals of historic Christianity, including the Trinity, the presence of sin in our world, and the reality of a never-ending life that follows this one.

However, we also recognize that many dedicated Christians sincerely disagree about many matters of doctrine and teaching (such as on spiritual gifts, on the question of free will vs. predestination, or on end times issues), and we don’t want those disagreements to affect our acceptance of and care for other genuine believers. For that reason, second, New Covenant Fellowship’s doctrinal statement is very brief. It outlines three truths which we believe separate between those who are Christians and those who are not: (1) that Jesus Christ was and is uniquely both God and Man, the fullness of deity in human flesh; (2) that salvation is possible only by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ, the substitute for our sin, and this salvation is a gift from God, totally of grace and totally apart from any human deeds or efforts; and (3) that all other doctrinal positions of this church should be discussed and decided on the basis of the Word of God and in genuine Christian love for each other. No one can become part of New Covenant Fellowship without agreeing to those three points.

But to lots of folks, descriptions like those first two answers can seem vague and pointless. That’s why there’s a third answer to the question, “What does New Covenant Fellowship believe?”: our practical approach. We believe that the Christian life should be one of joy and fulfillment as we grow toward the purpose God has planted in us. And we believe that belonging together as a church should help each other toward that purpose, should provide everything necessary for authentic spiritual growth. Since our goal is to see each member experience an on-going transformation, we believe we truly need each other for that transformation to happen in our lives.

 

 

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