What We Believe

The Church of the New Covenant accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.


The Scriptures Inspired  

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason.  (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

The Godhead  

The Triune Godhead is comprised of three (3) separate and distinct persons, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity.  Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit. (John 1:14; 1 John 5:7) 

Man, His Fall and Redemption  

Man was created in perfection, for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness". But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21) The doctrine of depravity has to do with God’s estimation of man and not with man’s estimation of man.  In addition, it has to do not so much with man’s conduct as with man’s state.  It has to do not so much with man’s behavior as with his condition before God.  Psalm 51:5, Galatians 3:22

The Salvation of Man

(a) Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing salvation, righteousness and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  For by grace we are saved through faith.  "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." (John 3:16-17; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10; 1 John 5:13)

(b) The Evidence of Salvation.  The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16)  The outward evidence to all men is a public confession manifested by a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Romans 10:9-10)  "And this is His commandment that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us". (1 John 3:23)

(c) Faith and Works.  Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Romans 11:6 and 2 Corinthians 5:10)

Baptism. The ordinance of baptism by submersion is the burial with Christ which should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord.  In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.  (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12) The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the manifestation of spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:7-10, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6)

The Lord's Supper

The ordinance of the Lord's Supper is celebrated to remember the commitment of His bodily sacrifice and blood offering with the unleavened bread being the body of Jesus Christ and the fruit of the vine, His blood. (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, 28)

The Promise of the Father

All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.  (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).  This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9)

The Church  

The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.  Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Total Prosperity

(a) Spiritual.  John 3:3, 11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10

(b) Mental.  2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3

(c) Physical.  Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; 2 Peter 2:24

(d) Financial.  3 John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians. 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14

(e) Social.  Proverbs 3:4

Blessed Hope  

Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. (I Corinthians 15:51-52; I Thessalonians. 4:16-17; and II Thessalonians 2:1)

The Lake of Fire  

Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone, whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, which burns with brimstone.  This is the second death, the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus  

The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7).  After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21).