Denomination Differences

New Apostolic Church Beliefs

How does one get saved?

Repent of your sins; believe in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection; be baptized, participate in communion, and be sealed by an apostle in faith; and don't die with any unconfessed mortal sins.

Who gets saved?

Anyone who chooses by his own free will to believe and accept God's gift of grace will be saved.

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Can one lose his salvation?

Yes, a Christian can lose his salvation by apostasy.

Who gets baptized and why?

The unsaved, often as infants, get baptized by sprinkling water on their foreheads as the first sacrament of Christian initiation, washing away their original sin.

When does one receive the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is received at Holy Sealing.

What is the trinity?

The Trinity is God existing as one god in three equal, eternal, cosubstantial persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.

What is the human nature?

Total depravity: Human nature is corrupt, naturally inclined to evil, and incapable of choosing God on his own.

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Are Christians required to keep the Old Testament ceremonial laws?

No, the ceremonial laws of Judaism were fulfilled and done away with by Jesus.

Can Christians become sinless in this earthly life?

No, although Christians can and should sin less, they can never become sinless in this life.

Do the elements of communion become the body and blood of Christ?

No, the elements merely symbolically represent the body and blood of Christ.

Can one be baptized of behalf of someone who has died?

Yes, a living person can be a proxy for the dead to be baptized, who then can accept or reject it in the afterlife.

What happens if a saved person dies without being perfect?

Once Christians leave their sinful bodies, nothing else is needed to receive glorified, sinless bodies.

Did Mary ever sin?

Yes, Mary sinned like all other humans except Jesus.

What day of the week should Christians worship?

Christians worship on Sunday.

When does a fetus become human?

Humanity begins at fertilization.

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Is contraception permissible?

Yes, contraceptives are permissible as long as they work before fertilization.

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Where does a Christian's soul go after death?

After death, souls are conscious in the realm of the dead, with the dead in Christ in proximity of God.

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