Official Announcements

International Day of Prayer on 21 September

(12.09.2008) Zurich. Once again the New Apostolic Church will engage in worldwide prayers on the occasion of the International Day of Prayer on 21 September. This year, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has given the event a special accent: he is calling upon his brethren in faith to pray especially for all baptised Christians who are being persecuted or killed on account of their faith in the triune God and their profession of their Redeemer Jesus Christ. more ...

“I am serious about my desire for reconciliation”

(23.03.2008) Zurich. The information evening of 4 December 2007 has elicited some very different reactions, especially as concerns the historical portion. In a letter which Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has published in the “Our Family” Church magazine (volume 6/2008), he apologised for any “injury” the evening may have caused. more ...

Notes on the self image of the New Apostolic Church

(14.12.2007) Zurich. The self image of the New Apostolic Church, which was introduced during the information evening of 4 December 2007, is to provide a basis for internationally uniform statements in public. With it the Church’s international leadership has equipped its members with concise, simple statements that describe the essential features of the New Apostolic faith and the Church. District Apostle Hagen Wend, chairman of the Church’s internal Project Group on Questions of Faith, presented introductory thoughts on this topic during the information evening. more ...

Information Evening on 4 December 2007: A Documentation

(04.12.2007) Zurich. On 4 December 2007 an information evening of the New Apostolic Church took place in Zurich. It dealt with Church-internal topics of both greater and lesser significance. The transmission was sent via satellite from the communications centre of the international head office of the New Apostolic Church in Zurich to around 1,400 congregations in 18 countries of Europe. more ...

Statement concerning allegations of plagiarism on the Internet

(19.04.2007) Zurich. On behalf of Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the leader of the New Apostolic Church, the Work Group “History of the NAC” has been looking into some concrete allegations of plagiarism which have been raised against the Church on various internet forums. Their position explains that from today’s perspective, the book entitled “The Completion” does indeed constitute a case of plagiarism. more ...

New statement on transsexuality

(11.01.2007) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church publishes a new statement on transsexuality. It states that whether, and in what degree, a person absolutely committed to transsexuality acquires guilt before God through sex adaptation, is solely up to God to determine. Sex adaptation falls in the domain of self-responsibility. more ...

The Holy Spirit and its diverse ways of activity

(11.01.2007) Zurich. In the position papers on Holy Baptism and Holy Sealing as well as in the comments concerning "exclusiveness" as published by the New Apostolic Church on January 24, 2006, statements were made concerning the Holy Spirit. The question has been raised, with reference to these statements, of whether they do not constitute a contradiction: on the one hand, dispensing of Holy Spirit is bound to apostleship while, on the other, it is stated that the Holy Spirit can also be active in other religious denominations which truthfully profess Christ. more ...

Theological explanation of the term “temptation” in the Lord’s Prayer

(15.12.2006) Zurich. During the last District Apostle Meeting in Zurich the District Apostles listened to a theological lecture on the topic “What is the significance of the plea ‘And lead us not into temptation’ in the Lord’s Prayer?” A detailed explanation on this subject will appear in both the Church magazine “Our Family” and the monthly “Word of life” circular for ministers. We will publish a brief summary here. more ...

The Apostle Ministry in the teachings of the Catholic Apostolic Church

(13.12.2006) Zurich. What task had the Apostle ministry to fulfil in bringing salvation to man according to the teachings of the Catholic Apostolic Church? It can be clearly shown from relevant teachings of the Catholic Apostolic Church that it attributed a special importance to apostles in preparing a group of firstfruits and that in this sense the apostle ministry was necessary for salvation. more ...

Statement of the New Apostolic Church on the Gospel of Judas

(06.11.2006) Zurich. A manuscript was found in 1976 written in Coptic, a recent phase of ancient Egyptian, and probably identical to the Gospel of Judas known in the old church. A Gospel according to Judas is first attested by Irenäus, a teacher of theology, around 180 AD. more ...
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