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About Wanaka New Life Church, Statement of Belief

Our Statement of Belief

Wanaka New Life Church 

For more information regarding New Life Churches of New Zealand, please go to www.newlife.org.nz

In matters of doctrine and interpretation of scripture other than essential statements listed below, the Church Trust accepts that a diversity of interpretation and views may exist among members. Church policy is to encourage members to seek guidance through regular study of the scriptures and consideration of scripturally based Christian teaching.

We believe in:

(a) The Bible as the inspired word of God and its final authority in all matters of faith, practice and doctrine (2 Tim 3.16, Rev 22 18-19).

(b) The pre-existence, eternal Deity, true humanity, virgin birth and sinless nature of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1 1-5).

(c) The complete atonement made on the Cross by our Lord for the sin of the world. This atonement incorporates divine healing (John 1.29).

(d) Salvation, by grace, through faith in Christ alone, following repentance (John 14.6)

(e) Baptism by immersion as the scriptural form of Baptism, following salvation (Acts 2.38, Mark 16.16).      

(f) The trinity of the Godhead; Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (1 John 5-7).

(g) The experience of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as separate to salvation and available to all Christian believers (Acts 2.38, Acts 1.5).

(h) The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ - personally, bodily and visibly (Acts 1.11).

(i) The continuing availability of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in 1 Cor. Chapter 12 and the valid place of these gifts in Church Life.  

(j) Holy Communion or commemoration of the Lords supper, to be held regularly and available to all Christian believers (Luke 22.19).  

(k) World evangelization in accordance with the Great Commission of Matthew 28 18-20.               

(l) The reality of heaven and hell and divine judgment (Rev 20  10-15).