Statement of faith
the word of god
We believe that the original scriptures of the Old and the New Testament are given without errors by inspiration of God and are supreme as final authority for faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that what we read in the book of Acts is also for today and that we need to come back to the simple disciple life the first Christians had. We believe that The Last Reformation is a reformation about the true gospel and the simple disciple life, but also a reformation of the church. This is the reason why the movement is called The Last Reformation. The “first” reformation was the reformation with Martin Luther in the 16th century. A reformation of the Catholic church that led to the Protestant church.
If we look at the Protestant church today, it looks so much like the Catholic church and so little like what we read in the Bible and especially the book of Acts. Therefore we really need a new reformation that goes so much deeper than what Martin Luther and the other reformers came with. We are talking about a reformation that deals with the doctrines, the Spirit and the whole church system, why we do church the way we do it.
We believe in the only true God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and His Son our Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist (1 Cor. 8:6).
We believe that Jesus, the Word, became flesh and dwelt among the people and that He is the express image of the Father; if you have seen Jesus you have seen the Father (John 1:14, Hebr. 1:3, John 14:9).
We believe that Jesus lived as the perfect example without sin and that He got baptized in water and received the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of God (Hebr. 4:15, Mark 1:9-10).
We believe that Jesus preached repentance and the good news of the Kingdom of God and healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead and made disciples. Later he died on the cross to pay for our sins, got buried, rose up again, went to heaven and sent His Holy Spirit on earth (Matt. 1:21, 1 Thes. 4:14, John 3:13, 1 Pet.
We believe that those who receive the Holy Spirit and live by it, build together the body of Christ and continue the work that Jesus has started (1 Kor. 12:27, Eph. 4:12). We believe that God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit (which is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Jesus) are immutable and therefore the same yesterday, today and forever (Jam. 1:17, Hebr. 13:8, 1 John 5:7).
the real faith
the new life
We believe that to have faith in God is to obey Him and is not only to know that He exists. The same if we believe in Jesus and love Him we obey what He commanded us to do because faith without works is dead (Jam. 2:26, John 14:21).
We believe that to enter in the promised Kingdom of God and earn eternal life we need to be born again: we need to repent toward God the Father from all our sins, get baptized in water in the Name of Jesus Christ, receive the Holy Spirit and continue living a life in faith till the end (Acts 2:38, Matt. 7:21). We believe that repentance is a changing of mind and a turning away of sins caused by the goodness of God and in faith it is the first step into the new life (Rom. 2:4).
We believe that water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ is part of being born again because it is to be buried with Christ and have the sins washed away by His blood. The baptism into Christ is only valid after repentance and believing in Jesus (Rom. 6:3-10, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16).
"And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord."
We believe that God promises to give us His Holy Spirit after we have repented, believed and have been baptized into Christ, by laying on hands or asking for it and that there is an outward evidence after receiving God’s Spirit (Acts 8:14-18, Acts
10:44-48, Acts 19:6).
We believe that salvation is more than only a decision in a moment. Likewise the clear picture in the Old Testament where Israel was saved out of Egypt (repentance) and was saved from Egypt after crossing the red sea (water baptism) everyone except two of the generation did not enter in the Promised Land (Kingdom of God) because of disobedience, therefore we believe that those who endure to the end will be saved (Hebr. 12:14, Matt. 24:13, 1 Cor. 10:1-22).
We believe that through the Holy Spirit, as the disciples of Jesus, we are empowered to preach the gospel, heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead and use all the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the glory and the Kingdom of God, like our Lord Jesus Christ did (Matt. 10:7-8, 1 Cor. 12:1-12).
We believe that only those who obey the gospel of Christ will be given an immortal and spiritual body at the resurrection and will enter in the eternal Kingdom of God. The others will be punished and destroyed by God on the final judgment (1 Cor.
15:51-53, Mal. 3:19-21).
the church of jesus christ
We believe that the church, “ekklēsia”, “the called-out (ones)”, which Jesus Christ Himself is building, is not a denomination or a building but all the true disciples of Jesus Christ in the whole world, who are led by the Holy Spirit and have fellowship together wherever they stay (Matt. 16:18, Acts 1:13-14).
We believe that we are all called to be disciples of Jesus Christ, who follow Him and become more and more like Him. Jesus never used the word christian but called His followers disciples. It is about to learn from our Lord Jesus like an apprentice and to do the same thing and even greater things than He did (John 15:8, John 14:12).
We believe that out of the disciples, Jesus Christ sets apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-12).
We believe that Jesus Christ will come back and will take His bride, the church, and
for all eternity we will be together with Him in His Kingdom.