The following are the core beliefs of New Life based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired, and inerrant in the original manuscripts. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We believe that when Jesus Christ came to earth He was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, buried and on the third day, rose from the dead bodily, and ascended to the Father’s right hand in heaven. We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, is God, and possesses all the divine attributes of Deity. He indwells all believers, baptizing and sealing them at the moment of their salvation and fills them in response to confession of sin.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
We believe that marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God and is the union of one husband and one wife until parted by death. We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union with God at the center, as delineated in Scripture.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.