Official Announcements

The 144,000: Position of the New Apostolic Church

(15.04.2005) Zurich. The number and symbolism of the hundred forty-four thousand have always played a significant role in the history and teaching of the New Apostolic Church. Now the Church has published a comprehensive position on this subject, which reflects the current state of the its doctrinal understanding. more ...

Statement of the New Apostolic Church on "Brain death / Heart death"

(28.02.2005) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church has endorsed the medical view that brain death is synonymous with the death of the person it affects. more ...

Announcement of the New Apostolic Church on the theory of evolution

(11.11.2004) Zurich. The New Apostolic church does not view the theory of evolution as a suitable explanation for creation because this theory takes no account of God as the Creator in its considerations. On the other hand, the Church does not see any contradiction to the statements of the Bible in what science tells us about evolution. more ...

Announcement: New decision on requirements for teachers of Confirmation Instruction

(22.10.2004) Nice. The District Apostle Meeting in Nice on 22-24.09.2004 has decided on new requirements for teachers of Confirmation Instruction. Previously this class was exclusively taught by priestly ministers, but in future it will be possible for all types of instruction in the New Apostolic Church to be taught by both men and women. more ...

Announcement: The Bible is the basis of the New Apostolic doctrine

(22.10.2004) Nice. The District Apostle Meeting in Nice, which took place on 22-24.09.2004, has again emphasised that the Bible is recognised and regarded as the basis of the doctrine of the New Apostolic Church. In particular, the statements of the New Testament - especially the words of Jesus and the epistles of the apostles - are of definitive importance. more ...

New doctrinal statement on the "Great Tribulation"

(22.10.2004) Nice. A comprehensive subject discussed during the District Apostle Meeting in Nice bears the title "The Great Tribulation". This heading refers to the events described in various passages in the Revelation of John. more ...

Announcement: Position of the New Apostolic Church on the 'Evolution Theory'

(04.06.2004) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church considers the evolution theory not to be an appropriate explanation of the Creation, since the considerations in this theory do not include God as Creator. However, the theory maintains that the scientific findings on the evolution are not in contradiction to the interpretations of the Bible. more ...

Announcement: New Apostolic Church adopts new youth concept

(04.06.2004) Zurich. End of April, the Church leadership adopted a new and uniform concept for the youth work in the New Apostolic Church. This shall be introduced in steps, at first in the District Churches of Europe and in North America. more ...

New Apostolic Church adopts new fundamental principles

(03.06.2004) Zurich. What is the New Apostolic Church? What does the Church teach? How did it come into being? What is its position toward state and society? In general, such questions and more are answered by the catechism of a given church. To date, no such collection of fundamental principles was available in the New Apostolic Church. The only work on hand was the book "Questions and Answers", which was last revised in 1992. The Church has recently decided to produce a new compilation of fundamental principles. more ...

Position of the New Apostolic Church on sexual conduct

(02.06.2004) Zurich. Bearing in mind the various cultures in which the Church is active throughout the world, the church leadership adopts positions on certain issues of sexual conduct within and outside marriage. In this connection, the Church supports the social endeavours by society to confer especial protection on marriage and family. more ...
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