CORE BELIEFS OF NEW GENERATION CHURCH

Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it.

CORE BELIEF #1—God’s perfect love is the foundation of all relationships;  I am called into fellowship (koinonia) with God, with Christ and others (neighbor).

NGC believes:

  • All people are invited into fellowship with God. (1 Thessalonians 2:12; Deuteronomy 6:4,5; Deuteronomy 7:9; Mark 12:30)
  • All people are invited into fellowship with Christ His Son. (1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 John 1:3)
  • As a born again believer we are commanded to treat others as we would want to be treated, loved as we would want to be loved. (Leviticus 19:18; Mark 12:31; Matthew 5:43; Matthew 7:12; Matthew 19:19; Matthew 22:39; Luke 10:27; John 13:34
  • Loving God and loving others is a fulfillment of all the commandments.  (James 2:8; Galatians 5:14; Romans 13:8, 9; 1 John 4:21; )
  • God’s love is the mark of a true believer. (John 13:35; 1 John 3:14; 1 John 4:20)

 

CORE BELIEF #2—God’s word is inspiredI am called by God to be transformed through His Word

NGC believes:

  • God’s  Word is flawless (Psalm 19:7; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
  • God’s Word is an inspiration of the Holy Spirit to man (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • God’s  Word renews and transforms my mind (Romans 12:2)
  • God’s  Word makes me wise (Psalm 119:98; 2 Timothy 3:15)
  • God’s  Word gives my life meaning and direction (Psalm 119:105Proverbs 6:23)
  • God’s Word is the foundation for faith and righteous living (John 14:6; Romans 10:17
  • God’s Word sets us free (John 8:32)

 

CORE BELIEF #3—God gives me His Spirit. I am made complete by the Spirit of God.

NGC believes:

The Spirit of God was known from the beginning of time, He was creating with Father and Son.  He was the Spirit of prophesy, guiding the hearts and minds of men as they wrote the inspired word.  He was the giver and sustainer of faith to the Old Testament saints.  He was given to Christ as man without measure.  He is the Promise of the Father, the glorifier of Christ, the Comforter of his people, the Spirit of Truth, and the reprover of the world:

  • Holy Spirit, God’s promise to every believer. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; John 14:16)
  • Holy Spirit causes us to grow and be made complete. (Matthew 5:48; John 16:7)
  • Holy Spirit equips the believer with spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:4; 1 Corinthians 12:11; Hebrews 2:4)
  • Holy Spirit aids the believer at all times. (Romans 8:15; Romans 8:26;Ephesians 6:18)
  • Holy Spirit teaches and guides the believer. (John 14:17; Isaiah 11:2; John 16:13; John 14:26; 1 John 5:6)
  • Every believer is commanded to “be filled” with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:15, 16, 17, 18; Acts 2:4; Acts 4:8; Acts 4:31)
  • Every believer is commanded to “bear fruit”. (John 15:5; John 15:16; Ephesians 5:9; Galatians 5:22, 23)
  • Every believer is sealed by God and given the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of eternal life. (2 Corinthians 1:21, 22; Romans 8:16; Romans 8:23; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Ephesians 1:14)

 

CORE BELIEF #4—God’s plan for me is to become a person of character like Jesus.

NGC believes:

  • God pre-determined that all believers would have the character and nature of Christ. (Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:21; Colossians 3:10; 1 John 3:2)
  • Every  believer is to have the same attitude as Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Character is forged by the fire of trials and tests of everyday life. (Romans 5:3, 4, 5; James 1:2; James 1:12)
  • Character is developed one decision…one word at a time. (2 Peter 1:5; Matthew 12:37; Ecclesiastes 5:5)
  • The essence of Christ’s character and the character of the true believer is found in the “fruit of the Spirit”.  (Galatians 5:22, 23)

 

CORE BELIEF #5—Christ has commanded me to share my faith with others.

NGC believes:

  • Christ commanded all believers to share their faith as a witness of Him. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:14; Acts 2:32; Acts 4:13; Acts 4:29, 31)
  • All born again believers are ambassadors for Christ and ministers of reconciliation.  (2 Corinthians 5:18, 19, 20)
  • The body of Christ as fellow workers, as laborers together with God, should strive to establish His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. (1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Hebrews 12:15; Matthew 9:37, 38)
  • All born again believers are called to serve as Jesus served. (Mark 10:45; 1 Corinthians 3:5; Ephesians 3:7; 1 Timothy 1:12)
  • All born again believers have a story to tell. (John 4:29)

 

CORE BELIEF #6—Christ has invited me to follow Him and to finish His work.

NGC believes:

  • Christ is inviting people to “follow,” learn His teaching, and imitate His conduct. (Matthew 4:19; Matthew 9:9; John 1:43)
  • Christ requires every believer to “take up his cross” and follow Him.  (Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23; Luke 14:27)
  • Christ commanded every believer to “be a disciple” and to “make disciples.” (Matthew 28:19, 20;; Acts 14:21; Mark 16:15; Romans 1:5; 2 Timothy2:2)
  • Every believer is a part of the “body of Christ” and has an important role to fulfill. (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:26, 27; Ephesians 5:30)

 

CORE BELIEF #7—Christ has made it possible for me to live an abundant life.

NGC believes:

  • Jesus gives people the opportunity to experience real life. (John 17:3; John 10:10; Proverbs 8:35; 2 Peter 1:3; 1 John 1:2)
  • God’s desire is to bless and prosper His people. (Genesis 12:2, 3; Deuteronomy 15:10)
  • Material possessions and wealth come with responsibilities. (Luke 12:48; Matthew 25:14-30; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 6:10; Proverbs 19:17)
  • Prosperity comes with dangers for those who do not keep riches in proper perspective.  (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:11; Galatians 1:10; 1 Timothy 6:17; Proverbs 11:28)
  • Abundant life begins with  kindness and generosity.  (Proverbs 11:24, 25;
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