What We Believe


ABOUT GOD


NewDay believes in the Triune God, one God in three co-equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  God is the sovereign Lord, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who Himself is without beginning or end. (Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Duet. 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 1:8).


ABOUT JESUS CHRIST


NewDay believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over Satan, sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)


ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT


NewDay believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Jesus the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides authentic followers of Jesus with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance into living a morally right life.  Genuine followers of Jesus want to live under the control of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the present activity of the Holy Spirit demonstrated by all the spiritual gifts (to do what Jesus did); and by the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in the Christians life (to be who Jesus is).  (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)


ABOUT THE BIBLE


NewDay believe the Bible is God’s Word to all people.  Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because God inspires it, it is the truth without error in the original manuscripts.  From start to finish the Bible is about Jesus and will ultimately lead people to Jesus.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)


ABOUT HUMANS


NewDay believes that people both male and female, are created in God’s own image, meaning that we are spiritual beings with personality, moral discernment, and the capacity to know the creator God.  However, sin has broken our relationship with God and damaged our capacity to know Him and lead righteous lives apart from Jesus. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2)


ABOUT SALVATION


NewDay believes salvation is a free gift from God to all people.  People can never ‘make up’ or ‘atone’ for their sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness and surrendering to Jesus as Lord can anyone be saved from eternal separation from God.  Eternal life begins the moment a person receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)


ABOUT THE CHURCH


NewDay believes that there is one true church, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. The local Church, under the guidance of the leaders, must work together in love and unity to fulfil its mission and glorify Christ. This body of believers gather together for worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, community, service, and the observance of baptism and communion. (John 17:20-21; Matthew 16:17-18; Titus 3:4-5; Romans 12:4-5; Acts 2:42-47;  1 Timothy 5:17).