13.5.3 Social commitment

The New Apostolic Church is committed to the gospel and the imperatives of Christian ethics. Thus it understands its duty to include charitable activity which benefits people irrespective of gender, age, colour, nationality, or religion. Within the scope of its abilities, the Church offers assistance to those in difficult situations of life. This work is supported through the voluntary commitment of many helpers in the congregations, but also through material assistance.

Wherever possible, the Church plans, promotes, and supports non-profit charitable projects that serve the common good, as well as institutions and relief operations around the world. It also works together with relief organisations.

SUMMARY

The Ten Commandments provide orientation in the fulfilment of duties in professional life and society. (13.4)

Believers are obligated to obey the regulations of state authorities. Nevertheless, the principle from Acts 5: 29 stands above everything else: "We ought to obey God rather than men." (13.4)

To the best of its abilities and commission, the Church as an institution helps to promote the common good. (13.5)

The New Apostolic Church is politically neutral. (13.5.1)

The religious practices of others are to be respected. The Church rejects all manifestations of religious fanaticism. (13.5.2)

The Church is committed to the gospel and the imperatives of Christian ethics. Within the scope of its abilities–and also in collaboration with aid organisations–the Church supports non-profit, charitable projects that serve the common good. (13.5.3)

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