The New Apostolic Church is an international Christian church. The foundation of its teachings is the Holy Scripture. It developed from the Catholic Apostolic Church in 1863.
Following are some of the main characteristics of the New Apostolic Church:
- It is active internationally, with representation on every continent.
- It is a Christian church. The Bible is the foundation of its teachings.
- It is led by apostles.
- Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber is the highest ranking clergyman.
- It recognises three sacraments: Holy Baptism, Holy Sealing, and Holy Communion.
The return of Christ to take home His bride is a central component of New Apostolic doctrine. Other significant elements are missionary work and love for one’s fellow human beings.
The New Apostolic Church emphasises the personal accountability of its members for their actions. The individual is responsible to God for his behaviour. The gospel of Christ and the system of values inherent in the Ten Commandments provide clear orientation in this respect.
The New Apostolic Church is politically neutral and independent. It is financed by the voluntary donations of its members.
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