What we believeWe believe in the teachings of the Christian church as they are laid down in the Apostles' Creed. Thus we have the same foundations of faith as the German Evangelical Alliance.


As a nondenominational church we are not in any way against denominations as such. But an overemphasis on individual beliefs, in whatever denomination, is not our aim. Anything that results in the division and separation of the church as the body of Christ is neither supported nor encouraged by us and we distance ourselves clearly from it.

 

We believe 

 

We believe that God the Father is the creator of the entire universe, that he loves all people and wants to build a personal relationship with them (Gen. 1,1; Deut. 6,4; Mt. 28,19; Joh.10,30).

We believe that Jesus Christ is completely God (Joh. 10,33) and that he became Man, born of a virgin (Mt. 1,23), that he lived an earthly life completely free of sin (Hebr. 4,15) as the promised Messiah to take away our sin through his victorious death at the cross (1 Cor. 15,3), that he rose on the third day from the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 15,4), that he was taken up to sit at the side of God the Father (Mk. 16,19) to intercede for us (Hebr. 7,25) and that he will return to Earth in power and glory (Act. 1,11; Rev. 19,11-16).

We believe in the Holy Spirit that lives in every Believer to give help, advice and comfort and to inspire a fruitful life. But also in the need for being equipped in strength by the Holy Spirit, which is not automatic but for which we can ask (Lk.11,13; Eph. 5,18) to make a difference in the this world that needs change.

We believe that all people are naturally separated from God and responsible for their own sin (Ro. 3,23), but that the redemption and forgiveness was freely given through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ro. 3,24; Eph.2,8-10) for all that put their trust away from themselves and in Jesus and believe in him (Joh. 3,16-19).

We believe in life after death; for those who have made the profession of faith for Jesus Christ there is eternal life while there is eternal judgement for those who have refused God’s love (Joh. 5,28-29).

We believe that the love of Christ (Agape) is the only foundation for Christian Fellowship and that it is not of us but through our faith in God, which is far greater than any differences du to nationality, culture or social standing (1 Cor. 13; 1 Joh. 4,16-17).

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God that serves as a guide in our lives and helps us to live a life of freedom and love to God and people (2 Tim. 3,16-17; 2 Pet. 1,21).

 

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I 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. Amen.

 

The basis of faith of the Evangelical Alliance 

We confess to:

    The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, revelation, redemption, final judgment and consummation;
    The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
    The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God's wrath and condemnation;
    The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences;
    The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead;
    The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit;
    The priesthood of all believers, who form the Universal Church, the body of which Christ is the head, and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world;
    The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, in power and glory; the living on of the God given personality of man; resurrection of the body for the final judgement and for eternal life of the redeemed in glory.

    2nd September 1846, linguistically revised 1972

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