Catechism

Appendix

The Creeds Back to top

The Apostles' Creed (Apostolicum) Back to top

"I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal [catholic] church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen."

The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople Back to top

"We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds (æons), Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried, and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; from thence He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. In one holy universal [catholic] and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen."

The New Apostolic Creed Back to top

The First Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth.

The Second Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, entered the realm of the dead, rose again from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from where He will return.

The Third Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church, the community of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead, and life everlasting.

The Fourth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that the Lord Jesus rules His church and thereto sent His Apostles, and until His return still sends them with the commission to teach, to forgive sins in His name, and to baptise with water and Holy Spirit.

The Fifth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that those designated by God for a ministry are ordained only by Apostles, and that authority, blessing, and sanctification for their ministration come forth out of the Apostle ministry.

The Sixth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that the Holy Baptism with water is the first step to a renewal of a human being in the Holy Spirit, and that the person baptised is adopted into the fellowship of those who believe in Jesus Christ and profess Him as their Lord.

The Seventh Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that Holy Communion was instituted by the Lord Himself in memory of the once brought, fully valid sacrifice, and bitter suffering and death of Christ. The worthy partaking of Holy Communion establishes our fellowship with Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is celebrated with unleavened bread and wine; both must be consecrated and dispensed by a minister authorised by an Apostle.

The Eighth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that those baptised with water must, through an Apostle, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to attain the childhood in God and thereby the prerequisite for becoming a firstling.

The Ninth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that the Lord Jesus will return as surely as He ascended into heaven and that He will take to Himself the firstfruits of the dead and living who have hoped for and were prepared for His coming; that after the marriage in heaven He will return to earth with them to establish His kingdom of peace, and that they will reign with Him as a royal priesthood. After the conclusion of the kingdom of peace, He will hold the Last Judgement. Then God will create a new heaven and a new earth and dwell with His people.

The Tenth Article of Faith: Back to top

I believe that I am obliged to obey the worldly authorities provided no godly laws are thereby transgressed.

The Ten Commandments Back to top

The First Commandment Back to top

I am the Lord, your God. You shall have no other gods before Me.

The Second Commandment Back to top

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

The Third Commandment Back to top

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

The Fourth Commandment Back to top

Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

The Fifth Commandment Back to top

You shall not murder.

The Sixth Commandment Back to top

You shall not commit adultery.

The Seventh Commandment Back to top

You shall not steal.

The Eighth Commandment Back to top

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

The Ninth Commandment Back to top

You shall not covet your neighbour's house.

The Tenth Commandment Back to top

You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour's.

The Lord’s Prayer Back to top

(according to Matthew 6: 9-13)

"Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amen."

Glossary Back to top

Aaronic blessing Back to top

"Aaronic"–derived from the name of the first high priest, Aaron

Three-part blessing formulation recorded in Numbers 6: 24-26

accidence Back to top

From Latin: accidere = "to occur"

The term "accidence" refers to the outward manifestation: e.g. at Holy Communion, the wafer is the outward manifestation of the elements of Communion.

antitype Back to top

From 1 Peter 3: 21 in the New King James Version of the Bible. In this context, the term refers to an example or foreshadowing of baptism.

apostolicity Back to top

One of the four distinguishing features of the church (notae ecclesiae)

On the one hand, apostolicity incorporates apostolic doctrine, and on the other hand, the activity of the Apostles.

canon, canonical (adj.) Back to top

From Greek: kanón, Latin canon = "standard", "guideline"

Today this term refers to the binding compilation of the writings of the Old and New Testaments.

channelling Back to top

A practice in which a medium permits his mind to be controlled by "spirit guides" (often purported to be those of the dead) for the purpose of communicating with them and/or asking them for guidance.

concupiscence Back to top

From Latin: concupiscere = "to ardently desire", "to crave", "to seek after"

Technical theological term describing the human inclination to sin

confession Back to top

From Latin confessio = "profession"

Creed, church affiliation (originally only in reference to the Christian denominations)

consubstantiation Back to top

The doctrine that the substances of Christ’s body and blood are joined to the substances of bread and wine during the consecration of Holy Communion.

creatorship Back to top

The status of being the Creator. This term applies to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, since each of the three divine persons share in the creation of all things.

denomination Back to top

From Latin denominatio = "identification", "designation"

A non-judgemental term used to denote a religious community

Didache Back to top

Title assigned to a document that came into being in Syria in approximately AD 100, which contains the oldest description of how the Christian church was organised

divine Sonship Back to top

The Lord Jesus’ status as the Son of God.

The fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

doxology Back to top

Glorification of God

For example, the concluding words of the Lord’s Prayer–"For Yours is the kingdom ..."–are designated as a doxology.

Ecumenical Councils Back to top

In general, the seven gatherings of Bishops convened in the period between AD 325 and AD 787 are designated as the "Ecumenical Councils", for example the first Council of Nicaea (AD 325), the first Council of Constantinople (AD 381), and the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451).

Enlightenment, the Back to top

Designation for an era (in the eighteenth century) which spread from Europe, in which rational thought was accorded the highest level of priority. Associated with it was a devaluation of the revealed religions in favour of a faith based solely on human reason.

eschatology, eschatological (adj.) Back to top

Doctrine of the last things

This refers both to the future of the individual human being (personal eschatology) as well as to the completion of world history

Eucharistic prayer Back to top

The prayer of thanksgiving in response to God’s grace and Christ’s sacrifice, which is spoken by the officiant after the absolution is pronounced. The term "Eucharist" is derived from the Greek word eucharistein, which means "to give thanks".

historicity Back to top

The fact that a particular biblical personage or event is also rooted in the reality of acknowledged world history.

hypostasis Back to top

From the Greek: "foundation", "entity"

A manifestation of the divine being, today a term designating "person" in the context of the Trinity; the three divine persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Hypostatic Union, doctrine of Back to top

The teaching that Jesus Christ is both true God and true Man. This understanding is derived from Holy Scripture and enshrined in the creeds of the early church. This is also known as the teaching of the dual nature of Christ.

inaugural vision Back to top

First vision associated with a divine calling, for example Isaiah, when he was called to be a prophet (Isaiah 6: 1-8)

logia Back to top

"Words of the Lord"

This technical term denotes compilations in which the words of Jesus Christ are summarised.

logos Back to top

Greek: logos = "word"

According to the prologue in the gospel of John–"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1: 1)–the logos is the manifestation of God in His Son Jesus Christ. Christ is thus the logos. In His person He Himself is the eternal Word of God.

Magnificat Back to top

Designation for Mary’s song of praise as recorded in Luke 1: 46-55, corresponding to the first few words in the Latin translation of the Bible: "Magnificat anima mea Dominum" ("My soul magnifies the Lord")

Messiahship Back to top

The affirmation that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah–He is the Redeemer sent by God.

necromancy Back to top

Derived from the ancient Greek words nekrós (dead body) and manteía ("prophecy", "divination"); this term refers to the practice of conjuring and communicating with the spirits of the dead. This practice is prohibited by God.

office of Peter / Petrine office Back to top

This term refers to the special status conferred upon Simon Peter by Jesus Christ, when the latter referred to him as the rock upon which He would build His church. This special status also brings with it the authority of the keys to the kingdom of heaven (i.e. the authority to bind and to loose; cf. Matthew 16: 18-19). In the New Apostolic Church, this office is exercised by the Chief Apostle.

original sin Back to top

The doctrine that all human beings are born into a state of remoteness and separation from God, owing to Adam and Eve’s fall into sin (Romans 5: 12-21). Mankind is sinful by nature, and because of this inclination to sin (concupiscence), is necessarily distant from God. This state of remoteness is eliminated through baptism.

Paraclete Back to top

From Greek: paráklçtos = "He who has been summoned to help"

This is how the Holy Spirit is described in the gospel of John (John 14: 16, 26; 15: 26). He is the Support, Intercessor, Helper, and Comforter.

personhood Back to top

The status of being a person. This term is applied both to human beings and to the individual hypostases of the triune God.

pre-existence Back to top

The existence of Christ before time, during time, and forever

propitiation Back to top

From Latin propitiâre ("to appease"); the act of appeasing a deity to incur divine favour and/or avoid divine displeasure. In Christian teaching, this was accomplished through Jesus’ sinless sacrifice on the cross, whereby He took the displeasure, wrath, and indignation of God, which resulted from the sinfulness of mankind, upon Himself (Hebrews 2: 14-18).

rapture, the Back to top

The moment when Jesus Christ will return and take His bride unto Himself. Both the living bridal congregation and the dead in Christ will be caught up to God at this moment (e.g. 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17).

real presence Back to top

The doctrine that the body and blood of Jesus Christ are truly present in Holy Communion (as contrasted with "spiritual presence", i.e. presence in the spirit)

salvation history Back to top

The past, present, and future account of God’s activity to save mankind. Also known as the "history of salvation", this term is used in reference to the works of God in human history as opposed to the accounts of secular human history.

salvific Back to top

Of, for, or pertaining to, salvation.

-salvific activity Back to top

-works of salvation; saving actions; used in reference to the works of God upon mankind for their salvation

-salvific effect Back to top

-effect for salvation; saving effect (e.g. the salvific effect of the sacraments)

-salvific power Back to top

-capacity for salvation; ability or means to save; the power of God for salvation contained in the sacraments, the word, etc.

self-abasement (of Christ) Back to top

The abased and humbled state of the Son of God (Philippians 2: 5-11). This term refers to the fact that Christ left the glory of the Godhead and "made Himself of no reputation", thus lowering (or abasing) Himself to the level of "bondservant" (i.e. a slave) for the salvation of mankind. This humbled state already began at His birth (for example, He was born in a manger in a stable), but progressed even further, in that He ultimately allowed Himself to be degraded to the level of a criminal, at which time He was scourged, mocked, spit upon, given a crown of thorns, etc., however He remained humble and obedient to God even to the point of death on the cross.

self-revelation Back to top

The manner in which God made Himself (i.e. His nature, essence, and will) known to human beings. Examples of God’s self-revelation include the creation, His intervention in history, and the sending of His Son. God reveals Himself as a triune God, namely as God, the Father, God, the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit.

transcendence (noun) Back to top

That aspect of God’s nature and power which is completely beyond, and independent of, the physical creation

transcendent (adj.) Back to top

Above and beyond this world; having an ongoing and uninterrupted existence beyond the physical creation; free from the constraints of the physical creation

transubstantiation Back to top

According to Catholic doctrine, the transformation of the substances of bread and wine into the true body and the true blood of Jesus Christ during the Lord’s Supper

World Council of Churches (WCC) Back to top

Largest worldwide association of Christian churches, established in Amsterdam in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva

Currently there are approximately 340 churches of Orthodox, Anglican, Reformed, and Free Church tradition–but not the Roman Catholic Church–that belong to this organisation.

Index of Bible references Back to top

Genesis Back to top
Exodus Back to top

20: 20

4.3.1 Sin

Leviticus Back to top
Numbers Back to top
Deuteronomy Back to top

23: 22

4.3.1 Sin

Joshua Back to top
Judges Back to top
1 Samuel Back to top
1 Kings Back to top
2 Kings Back to top
1 Chronicles Back to top
Job Back to top

10: 21-22

9.4 The beyond

Psalm Back to top

88: 10-12

9.4 The beyond

Proverbs Back to top
Ecclesiastes Back to top
Isaiah Back to top
Jeremiah Back to top
Ezekiel Back to top
Daniel Back to top
Hosea Back to top
Joel Back to top
Amos Back to top
Micah Back to top
Habakkuk Back to top
Zechariah Back to top
Malachi Back to top
Tobit Back to top
Wisdom of Solomon Back to top
Ecclesiasticus Back to top
The Song of the Three Children Back to top
2 Maccabees Back to top
Matthew Back to top

16: 16-17

4.2.1.5 Faith

Mark Back to top

10: 11-12

5.3.7.3 Divorce

Luke Back to top

7: 11-15

9.2 Death

16: 19-31

9.4 The beyond

John Back to top

11: 1-45

9.2 Death

16: 9

4.3.1 Sin

Acts Back to top
Romans Back to top
1 Corinthians Back to top

12: 1-11

7 Ministry

15: 26

9.2 Death

15: 54-57

9.2 Death

2 Corinthians Back to top
Galatians Back to top
Ephesians Back to top
Philippians Back to top
Colossians Back to top
1 Thessalonians Back to top
2 Thessalonians Back to top
1 Timothy Back to top
2 Timothy Back to top

1: 9-10

9.2 Death

Titus Back to top
Hebrews Back to top
James Back to top

4: 17

4.3.1 Sin

1 Peter Back to top
2 Peter Back to top
1 John Back to top
Jude Back to top
Revelation Back to top

21: 8

9.2 Death

Index Back to top

Apostle

1.1.1 God reveals Himself as the Creator

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

2.2.1 The Apostles´ Creed

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

3 The triune God

3.1.2 God, the One

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.3.1.1.2 The significance of the invisible realm for the life of human beings

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.9.9 The cross

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.11.3 The resurrection body of Jesus Christ

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ´s return

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.1 The Holy Spirit as a divine person

3.5.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the incarnation of the Son of God

3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.2.1.1 Mankind in sin

4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

5.3.5.3 The Fourth Commandment in the letters of Apostle Paul

5.3.9.4 False witness today–prohibition against lying and fraud

5.3.10.4 Coveting the property of one´s neighbour

5.3.10.5 Overcoming sinful desire

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3.5 The flock of God

6.4.1.2 The church is "holy"

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7 Ministry

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.1 Continuity of the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.6.1 The apostolate

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.6.7 The District Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.8 The exercise of a ministry

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.1.10 Holy Baptism with water and the Apostle ministry

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

8.3 Holy Sealing

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

8.3.4 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

8.3.6 The proper dispensation of Holy Sealing

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

10.5 The first resurrection

11.1 The early Christian congregations

11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church

11.3.1 The development of a church led by Apostles

11.3.2 The calling of additional Apostles

11.3.3 The continuation of the Apostle ministry in the New Apostolic Church

12.1.6 Proclamation of the word

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today

12.1.7.2.7 "And do not lead us into temptation"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.4 Pastoral care

12.4.4 Confession

12.5.4 Easter

12.5.6 Pentecost

13.1.4 The prayer of the early Christians

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice

13.2.3 Willingness to offer and sacrifice based on faith, gratitude, and love

13.3.1 Marriage as a divine institution

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

authority

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.2 Man in the image of God

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.6.3 Son of Man

3.4.7.1 Jesus Christ–the King

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.8.7 Jesus and the law

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.5.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the incarnation of the Son of God

3.5.4.2 The Spirit of truth

3.5.5.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.1 The term "law"

5.3.4.3 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath

5.3.4.4 From Sabbath to Sunday

5.3.5.4 The broadening of the Fourth Commandment in Christian tradition

5.3.6.4 Specific questions concerning the Fifth Commandment

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

7 Ministry

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.6.1 The apostolate

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.8 The exercise of a ministry

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

8.1.10 Holy Baptism with water and the Apostle ministry

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

10.5 The first resurrection

11.2.4 The Reformation

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.5.1 The Apostles´ doctrine

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.8.1 God–the One who forgives

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.8.8 Effects of the forgiveness of sins

12.4.2.1 The situation of young people

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

13.5.1 Position regarding the state

belief

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.4 Faith as mankind´s response to the revelations of God

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

3.1.2 God, the One

3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity

3.3.1.1.2 The significance of the invisible realm for the life of human beings

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ´s resurrection for salvation

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6 God´s blessing

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.1.1 The church is "one"

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6.1 Intercession

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.5.1 Christmas

12.5.4 Easter

13.1 Prayer

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

blessing

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

3.2.1 References to the triune God in the Old Testament

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.5.1 Election in the Old Testament

4.6 God´s blessing

4.6.1 God´s blessing in the creation

4.6.2 God´s blessing in the old covenant

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7.1 The term "law"

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.3.1 God´s name

5.3.4.2 The Sabbath in Israel

5.3.5.5 The Fourth Commandment in modern life

5.3.7.1 Marriage

5.3.7.3 Divorce

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

7 Ministry

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.8 The exercise of a ministry

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

12 Divine service, acts of blessing, and pastoral care

12.1.1 General remarks concerning divine service

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.2 Acts of blessing

12.2.1 Prenatal blessing

12.2.2 Confirmation

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.3 Weddings, wedding anniversaries, and engagements

12.2.3.1 The wedding blessing

12.2.3.2 Blessing at wedding anniversaries

12.2.3.3 Engagement blessing

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

13.2.3 Willingness to offer and sacrifice based on faith, gratitude, and love

13.2.4 Sacrifice and blessing

13.3 Marriage and family

13.3.1 Marriage as a divine institution

13.3.2 Marriage and the wedding blessing

channelling

9.4 The beyond

children

2.1 Biblical creeds

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.1.1.1 The angels

3.4.2 The incarnate Word

3.4.9.4 Jesus before Pilate and Herod

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ´s return

3.5.5.1 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

4.2.2 The consequences of the fall into sin for the creation

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.1.2 The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament

5.3.1.4 The wording

5.3.3.4 Hallowing God´s name–prayer and conduct of life

5.3.5.1 The Fourth Commandment according to the understanding of the Old Testament

5.3.5.3 The Fourth Commandment in the letters of Apostle Paul

5.3.5.5 The Fourth Commandment in modern life

5.3.10.5 Overcoming sinful desire

7.10 Appointments

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

12.1.7.2.1 "Our Father in heaven"

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.4.1 Instruction of children

12.4.1.1 Church instruction

12.4.1.1.1 Pre-Sunday School

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

12.4.1.1.3 Religious Instruction

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

13.3.2 Marriage and the wedding blessing

13.3.4 Parental responsibilities

13.3.5 Responsibilities of the children

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

Christ

1 The revelations of God

1.1.3 God reveals Himself in His Son

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.4 The New Testament

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.2.4.2 The books of the New Testament

1.2.5.1 Interpretation of Holy Scripture through the Holy Spirit

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

1.4 Faith as mankind´s response to the revelations of God

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

1.4.4 Faith and the sermon

2.1 Biblical creeds

2.2 The origin of the early church creeds

2.2.1 The Apostles´ Creed

2.2.2 The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

3 The triune God

3.1 The nature of God

3.1.4 God, the Almighty

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.1.8 God, the Perfect One

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.2 Man in the image of God

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.1 The only begotten Son of God

3.4.2 The incarnate Word

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

3.4.5 Jesus Christ–the Redeemer

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.6.3 Son of Man

3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David

3.4.7 The ministries of Christ–King, Priest, and Prophet

3.4.7.1 Jesus Christ–the King

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8 New Testament references to the person and activity of Jesus Christ

3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus

3.4.8.2 Jesus´ baptism in the Jordan

3.4.8.3 Jesus´ temptation in the wilderness

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.8.8 Jesus and His Apostles

3.4.9.3 Jesus before the high council

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.6 Old Testament references to Jesus´ suffering and sacrificial death

3.4.9.7 Jesus´ references to His suffering and death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.9.9 The cross

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

3.4.11 The resurrection of Jesus Christ

3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ´s resurrection for salvation

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.11.3 The resurrection body of Jesus Christ

3.4.12 The ascension of Jesus Christ

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ´s return

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.1 The Holy Spirit as a divine person

3.5.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the incarnation of the Son of God

3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

3.5.3.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the prophets of the Old Testament

3.5.4 Jesus Christ´s promise to send the Holy Spirit

3.5.4.1 The Helper and Comforter

3.5.4.2 The Spirit of truth

3.5.4.3 The power from on high

3.5.5 The Holy Spirit and the church

3.5.5.1 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

3.5.5.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.3.1 Sin

4.3.2 Guilt

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6.2 God´s blessing in the old covenant

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

4.8.2 The relationship between faith and works

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3 The Ten Commandments

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.2.5 The prohibition of images

5.3.3.2 Forms of taking the name of God in vain

5.3.3.5 Oath–Vow

5.3.4.3 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath

5.3.4.4 From Sabbath to Sunday

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

5.3.4.6 Working on Sundays–between duty and sanctification

5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

5.3.7.1 Marriage

5.3.8.3 The prohibition against theft in the New Testament

5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament

5.3.9.4 False witness today–prohibition against lying and fraud

5.3.10.5 Overcoming sinful desire

6 The church of Jesus Christ

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2 Biblical foundation

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3 Images for the church of Jesus Christ in the New Testament

6.2.3.1 The body of Christ

6.2.3.2 The people of God

6.2.3.3 The city of God

6.2.3.4 The kingdom of God

6.2.3.5 The flock of God

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.1.1 The church is "one"

6.4.1.2 The church is "holy"

6.4.1.3 The church is "universal"

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.1 The church of Jesus Christ at the time of the early Apostles

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.2 Source of ministry in the church

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.3 The self-conception of the Apostles

7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.9 Holy Baptism with water and following Christ

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.1 Designations for the sacrament

8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion

8.2.3 Jesus´ miracles of feeding and Holy Communion

8.2.4 The Passover meal

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal

8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.3 Jesus´ anointing with the Holy Spirit

8.3.4 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.2 Death

9.4 The beyond

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6 Help for the departed

9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10 The doctrine of future things

10.1 The return of Jesus Christ

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

10.2 The marriage of the Lamb

10.3 The great tribulation

10.4 The coming of the Lord with power and great glory

10.5 The first resurrection

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

11.1 The early Christian congregations

11.2.4 The Reformation

11.2.5 Catholicism and Protestantism in upheaval

11.2.6 Christianity at the beginning of the nineteenth century

11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church

11.3.2 The calling of additional Apostles

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.1 The Apostles´ doctrine

12.1.5.2 Breaking of bread

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.1 "Our Father in heaven"

12.1.7.2.2 "Hallowed be Your name"

12.1.7.2.3 "Your kingdom come"

12.1.7.2.4 "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

12.1.7.2.6 "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"

12.1.7.2.8 "But deliver us from the evil one"

12.1.7.2.9 "For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.1 God–the One who forgives

12.1.8.3 The sacrifice of Christ–foundation for the forgiveness of sins

12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.8.8 Effects of the forgiveness of sins

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.2.2.1 Age of confirmation and prerequisites

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.3 The church funeral

12.4 Pastoral care

12.4.1.1.1 Pre-Sunday School

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.4.5.3 Coping with grief

12.5.1 Christmas

12.5.3 Good Friday

12.5.4 Easter

12.5.5 Ascension Day

12.5.6 Pentecost

13.1.2 Jesus teaches prayer

13.1.3 Jesus prays

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice

13.2.4 Sacrifice and blessing

13.3.1 Marriage as a divine institution

13.3.4 Parental responsibilities

13.5 The New Apostolic Church as part of society

commandment

3.1.2 God, the One

3.3.3 Man´s fall into sin

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.6 Old Testament references to Jesus´ suffering and sacrificial death

4.1 Evil–the powers opposed to God

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.1 Love for God

5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.2 God leads out of bondage

5.3.2.5 The prohibition of images

5.3.2.6 Violations of the First Commandment

5.3.3.2 Forms of taking the name of God in vain

5.3.3.3 The threat of punishment

5.3.3.4 Hallowing God´s name–prayer and conduct of life

5.3.3.5 Oath–Vow

5.3.4 The Third Commandment

5.3.4.1 Reasons for the Third Commandment in Israel

5.3.4.3 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

5.3.4.7 The structure of the Sunday

5.3.5 The Fourth Commandment

5.3.5.1 The Fourth Commandment according to the understanding of the Old Testament

5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

5.3.5.3 The Fourth Commandment in the letters of Apostle Paul

5.3.5.4 The broadening of the Fourth Commandment in Christian tradition

5.3.5.5 The Fourth Commandment in modern life

5.3.6.1 The prohibition against killing in the Old Testament

5.3.6.2 The prohibition against killing in the New Testament

5.3.6.3 The significance of the Fifth Commandment today

5.3.6.4 Specific questions concerning the Fifth Commandment

5.3.7.2 Adultery

5.3.7.3 Divorce

5.3.8.1 Theft in general legal systems

5.3.8.3 The prohibition against theft in the New Testament

5.3.8.4 Various forms of theft

5.3.9.1 Original meaning

5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament

5.3.9.4 False witness today–prohibition against lying and fraud

5.3.9.5 Further violations of the Eighth Commandment

5.3.10.1 Different counting methods and versions

5.3.10.2 Covetousness–the cause of sin

5.3.10.3 Coveting the spouse of one´s neighbour

5.3.10.4 Coveting the property of one´s neighbour

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

12.1.7.2.2 "Hallowed be Your name"

13.2.3 Willingness to offer and sacrifice based on faith, gratitude, and love

13.3.5 Responsibilities of the children

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

congregation

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

2.2 The origin of the early church creeds

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

5.3.4.6 Working on Sundays–between duty and sanctification

5.3.7.3 Divorce

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3.1 The body of Christ

6.2.3.5 The flock of God

6.4.1.1 The church is "one"

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.8 The exercise of a ministry

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.9.2 The diaconal ministry

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship

8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal

8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion

8.2.19 The manner in which Holy Communion is received

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

11.1 The early Christian congregations

11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church

11.3.3 The continuation of the Apostle ministry in the New Apostolic Church

12.1.1 General remarks concerning divine service

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.2 Breaking of bread

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6.1 Concerning the term "sermon"

12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.3 "Your kingdom come"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.3.1 The wedding blessing

12.2.3.3 Engagement blessing

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.3 The church funeral

12.4 Pastoral care

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

12.4.1.1.4 Confirmation Instruction

12.4.2.3 Offers in youth care

12.4.3 The pastoral care visit

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

congregational rector

7.10 Appointments

coping with grief

12.4.5.3 Coping with grief

covenant

1.1.2 God reveals Himself in the history of Israel

1.2.1 Content and structure of Holy Scripture

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

1.4.1 Belief in God, the Father

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

2.1 Biblical creeds

3 The triune God

3.1.2 God, the One

3.1.6 God, the Loving One

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.7 Jesus and the law

3.4.9.1 Jesus institutes Holy Communion

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.12 The ascension of Jesus Christ

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

3.5.5 The Holy Spirit and the church

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.1 Hope for salvation in the Old Testament

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.5.2 Election in the New Testament

4.6.2 God´s blessing in the old covenant

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.3.1.2 The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.3 Worship and the fear of God

5.3.5.1 The Fourth Commandment according to the understanding of the Old Testament

5.3.5.5 The Fourth Commandment in modern life

5.3.7.1 Marriage

5.3.7.3 Divorce

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3.2 The people of God

6.2.3.3 The city of God

7.2 Source of ministry in the church

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

8.1.2.1 Old Testament references to Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

9.4 The beyond

9.6.1 Intercession

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.7.2.2 "Hallowed be Your name"

12.1.8.2 God´s patience–the sacrificial service in the Old Testament

12.5.3 Good Friday

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

creation

1 The revelations of God

1.1 The self-revelation of God in creation and history

1.1.1 God reveals Himself as the Creator

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.2.2 The Old Testament

1.4.1 Belief in God, the Father

2.4.1 The First Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

3.1.4 God, the Almighty

3.1.8 God, the Perfect One

3.2 God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3.2.1 References to the triune God in the Old Testament

3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity

3.2.4 The unity of the three divine persons

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.3.1.1 The invisible creation

3.3.1.2 The visible creation

3.3.2 Man in the image of God

3.3.3 Man´s fall into sin

3.4.1 The only begotten Son of God

3.4.2 The incarnate Word

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.1 The Holy Spirit as a divine person

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

4.1 Evil–the powers opposed to God

4.1.1 Evil as a power opposed to God

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2.1.1 Mankind in sin

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.2.2 The consequences of the fall into sin for the creation

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.5.1 Election in the Old Testament

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6 God´s blessing

4.6.1 God´s blessing in the creation

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.3.4.1 Reasons for the Third Commandment in Israel

5.3.6.4 Specific questions concerning the Fifth Commandment

6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future

8.3.8 Holy Sealing as an act of God

10.3 The great tribulation

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.6 Proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.5 "Give us this day our daily bread"

12.5.7 Thanksgiving Day

13.3.1 Marriage as a divine institution

death

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

3 The triune God

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.3.1.1.2 The significance of the invisible realm for the life of human beings

3.3.3 Man´s fall into sin

3.3.4 Man as an entity consisting of body, soul, and spirit

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.2 The incarnate Word

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.5 Jesus Christ–the Redeemer

3.4.6.3 Son of Man

3.4.7.1 Jesus Christ–the King

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.9 Jesus´ passion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.3 Jesus before the high council

3.4.9.4 Jesus before Pilate and Herod

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.6 Old Testament references to Jesus´ suffering and sacrificial death

3.4.9.7 Jesus´ references to His suffering and death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.9.9 The cross

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ´s resurrection for salvation

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.11.3 The resurrection body of Jesus Christ

3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

3.5.4 Jesus Christ´s promise to send the Holy Spirit

4.1.1 Evil as a power opposed to God

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2.1.1 Mankind in sin

4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God

4.6 God´s blessing

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.8 The law and the gospel

5.3.2.2 God leads out of bondage

5.3.6.1 The prohibition against killing in the Old Testament

5.3.6.3 The significance of the Fifth Commandment today

5.3.6.4 Specific questions concerning the Fifth Commandment

5.3.8.2 The prohibition against theft in the Old Testament

5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament

5.3.10.2 Covetousness–the cause of sin

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.4 The Passover meal

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

9 Life after death

9.1 The immortality of the soul

9.2 Death

9.3 The afterlife of the soul

9.4 The beyond

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6 Help for the departed

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.5 The first resurrection

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

11.3.3 The continuation of the Apostle ministry in the New Apostolic Church

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.7.2.7 "And do not lead us into temptation"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.2 God´s patience–the sacrificial service in the Old Testament

12.1.8.3 The sacrifice of Christ–foundation for the forgiveness of sins

12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.3 The church funeral

12.4 Pastoral care

12.4.5 Support in death and grieving

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.4.5.2 Support for the bereaved

12.5.3 Good Friday

12.5.4 Easter

13.1.3 Jesus prays

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice

district rector

7.10 Appointments

divine service

2.1 Biblical creeds

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

5.3.4.6 Working on Sundays–between duty and sanctification

5.3.4.7 The structure of the Sunday

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.3.3 The city of God

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.1.2 The church is "holy"

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.10 Appointments

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.7 The significance of bread and wine

8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship

8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

12.1 Divine service

12.1.1 General remarks concerning divine service

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.4 Further development of Christian divine service

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.2 Breaking of bread

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6.1 Concerning the term "sermon"

12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today

12.1.7.1 The Lord´s Prayer in divine service

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.2 Acts of blessing

12.2.2.1 Age of confirmation and prerequisites

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.3.1 The wedding blessing

12.2.3.3 Engagement blessing

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.3 The church funeral

12.4.1.1.1 Pre-Sunday School

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

12.4.1.1.4 Confirmation Instruction

12.4.3 The pastoral care visit

12.5 Church holy days

12.5.7 Thanksgiving Day

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

doctrine of justification

11.2.4 The Reformation

faith

1.1.2 God reveals Himself in the history of Israel

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.3 The later writings of the Old Testament

1.2.5 The significance of Holy Scripture for doctrine and faith

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

1.2.5.3 Personal use of the Holy Scriptures

1.4 Faith as mankind´s response to the revelations of God

1.4.1 Belief in God, the Father

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

1.4.3 Belief in God, the Holy Spirit

1.4.4 Faith and the sermon

2 The Creed

2.1 Biblical creeds

2.2 The origin of the early church creeds

2.2.2 The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.1 The First Article of Faith

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

2.4.10 The Tenth Article of Faith

3.1 The nature of God

3.1.2 God, the One

3.1.4 God, the Almighty

3.1.8 God, the Perfect One

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity

3.2.4 The unity of the three divine persons

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ´s resurrection for salvation

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

4.1 Evil–the powers opposed to God

4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6 God´s blessing

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

4.8.2 The relationship between faith and works

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.1 Love for God

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.3.5 Oath–Vow

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.3.1 The body of Christ

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7 Ministry

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.6.3 The self-conception of the Apostles

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.1.7 Faith and Holy Baptism with water

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.3 Holy Sealing

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

10.1 The return of Jesus Christ

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

11.2.1 The Church Fathers and the ecumenical councils

11.2.2 Christianity–the state religion and its spread

11.2.4 The Reformation

11.2.5 Catholicism and Protestantism in upheaval

11.2.6 Christianity at the beginning of the nineteenth century

12.1.5.1 The Apostles´ doctrine

12.1.6 Proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.7 "And do not lead us into temptation"

12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.8.8 Effects of the forgiveness of sins

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.2.1 Prenatal blessing

12.2.2 Confirmation

12.2.2.1 Age of confirmation and prerequisites

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.3.1 The wedding blessing

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.4.1 Instruction of children

12.4.1.1.1 Pre-Sunday School

12.4.1.1.3 Religious Instruction

12.4.1.1.4 Confirmation Instruction

12.4.2.1 The situation of young people

12.4.2.2 Goal of youth care

12.4.2.3 Offers in youth care

12.4.3 The pastoral care visit

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.4.5.2 Support for the bereaved

13.1 Prayer

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

13.1.6 Effects of prayer

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

13.2.3 Willingness to offer and sacrifice based on faith, gratitude, and love

13.2.4 Sacrifice and blessing

13.3.2 Marriage and the wedding blessing

13.3.4 Parental responsibilities

13.5.1 Position regarding the state

13.5.2 Relationship to other religions and denominations

Good Friday

12.5.3 Good Friday

gospel

1.1.3 God reveals Himself in His Son

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.2.4.2 The books of the New Testament

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

1.2.5.3 Personal use of the Holy Scriptures

1.4.4 Faith and the sermon

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

3.2.1 References to the triune God in the Old Testament

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.4.5 Jesus Christ–the Redeemer

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.8.8 Jesus and His Apostles

3.4.9.9 The cross

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

3.5.1 The Holy Spirit as a divine person

3.5.4.1 The Helper and Comforter

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.1 Evil–the powers opposed to God

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.3.1 Sin

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.5.2 Election in the New Testament

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.3.4.3 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath

5.3.4.7 The structure of the Sunday

5.3.7.3 Divorce

5.3.9.6 False and true witness in the spiritual sense

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4.1.3 The church is "universal"

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.1 The church of Jesus Christ at the time of the early Apostles

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10.1 The return of Jesus Christ

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

11.1 The early Christian congregations

11.2.1 The Church Fathers and the ecumenical councils

11.2.3 Aspects of Christianity in medieval Europe

11.2.4 The Reformation

11.2.6 Christianity at the beginning of the nineteenth century

12.1.5.1 The Apostles´ doctrine

12.1.6 Proclamation of the word

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.1 The Lord´s Prayer in divine service

12.1.7.2.3 "Your kingdom come"

12.2.2.1 Age of confirmation and prerequisites

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.4.1 Instruction of children

12.4.1.1 Church instruction

12.4.1.1.3 Religious Instruction

12.4.2.1 The situation of young people

12.5.4 Easter

13.1.3 Jesus prays

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

13.5 The New Apostolic Church as part of society

13.5.3 Social commitment

grace

1.4 Faith as mankind´s response to the revelations of God

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.4.2 The incarnate Word

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

4.2.1.2 Sinful mankind is still loved by God

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.5.1 Election in the Old Testament

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6 God´s blessing

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.3.7.3 Divorce

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

7 Ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.3.8 Holy Sealing as an act of God

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

11.2.4 The Reformation

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.2 Breaking of bread

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3.1 Main content of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.6 "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.8.2 God´s patience–the sacrificial service in the Old Testament

12.1.8.4 Prerequisites for obtaining forgiveness of sins

12.1.8.5 Repentance and remorse

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.2 Acts of blessing

12.3 The church funeral

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

13.2.4 Sacrifice and blessing

13.3.2 Marriage and the wedding blessing

healing of the sick

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

heaven

1 The revelations of God

1.1 The self-revelation of God in creation and history

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.4.1 Belief in God, the Father

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

2.2.1 The Apostles´ Creed

2.2.2 The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople

2.4.1 The First Article of Faith

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

3.1.4 God, the Almighty

3.2 God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.3 God, the Father

3.3.1.2 The visible creation

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.6.3 Son of Man

3.4.8.2 Jesus´ baptism in the Jordan

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.9.2 Jesus in Gethsemane

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.12 The ascension of Jesus Christ

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit

3.5.4.3 The power from on high

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2.1.1 Mankind in sin

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

5.3.1.4 The wording

5.3.2.4 The prohibition against worshipping other gods

5.3.2.5 The prohibition of images

5.3.3.1 God´s name

5.3.4.4 From Sabbath to Sunday

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.3.3 The city of God

6.2.3.4 The kingdom of God

6.2.3.5 The flock of God

6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion

8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance

8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal

8.3.3 Jesus´ anointing with the Holy Spirit

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

10.1 The return of Jesus Christ

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.2 The marriage of the Lamb

10.4 The coming of the Lord with power and great glory

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.1 The Lord´s Prayer in divine service

12.1.7.2.1 "Our Father in heaven"

12.1.7.2.3 "Your kingdom come"

12.1.7.2.4 "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

12.1.7.2.5 "Give us this day our daily bread"

12.5.5 Ascension Day

12.5.6 Pentecost

13.1.2 Jesus teaches prayer

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice

Holy Baptism with water

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

4.2.1.3 Conscience

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2 The biblical basis for Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.1 Old Testament references to Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.1.3 The necessity of Holy Baptism with water for salvation

8.1.3.1 Holy Baptism with water as an act of God

8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.7 Faith and Holy Baptism with water

8.1.8 Holy Baptism with water and Holy Sealing

8.1.9 Holy Baptism with water and following Christ

8.1.10 Holy Baptism with water and the Apostle ministry

8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion

8.2.21 Eligibility for partaking in Holy Communion

8.3.3 Jesus´ anointing with the Holy Spirit

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

8.3.8 Holy Sealing as an act of God

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

Holy Communion

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

3.4.8.8 Jesus and His Apostles

3.5.5.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments

5.2.1 Love for God

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

7.6.7 The District Apostle ministry

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.1 Designations for the sacrament

8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion

8.2.4 The Passover meal

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship

8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal

8.2.12 The real presence of the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.2.17 The celebration and receiving of Holy Communion

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.19 The manner in which Holy Communion is received

8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion

8.2.21 Eligibility for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

8.3.6 The proper dispensation of Holy Sealing

8.3.8 Holy Sealing as an act of God

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.2 Breaking of bread

12.1.5.3 Fellowship

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.5 "Give us this day our daily bread"

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.11 Acts of blessing in the sequence of the divine service

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.4.1.1.2 Sunday School

12.4.3 The pastoral care visit

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.5.4 Easter

12.5.8 Structure of divine services on religious holy days

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

Holy Scripture

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.1 Content and structure of Holy Scripture

1.2.5 The significance of Holy Scripture for doctrine and faith

1.2.5.1 Interpretation of Holy Scripture through the Holy Spirit

1.2.5.3 Personal use of the Holy Scriptures

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

1.4.1 Belief in God, the Father

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

3.2 God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.3.1.1 The invisible creation

3.3.1.1.1 The angels

3.3.1.2 The visible creation

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.6 Majestic titles of Jesus

3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David

3.4.11 The resurrection of Jesus Christ

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.1.2 Evil as a person

4.2 The fall into sin

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.4 Reason

4.3.1 Sin

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.8 The law and the gospel

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.3 Biblical foundation

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

9 Life after death

9.1 The immortality of the soul

9.2 Death

9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ

10 The doctrine of future things

10.3 The great tribulation

10.5 The first resurrection

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today

12.5.4 Easter

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

Holy Spirit

1 The revelations of God

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.5.1 Interpretation of Holy Scripture through the Holy Spirit

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

1.4 Faith as mankind´s response to the revelations of God

1.4.3 Belief in God, the Holy Spirit

2.2.1 The Apostles´ Creed

2.2.2 The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople

2.3 The early church creeds and their significance for the New Apostolic Church

2.4.1 The First Article of Faith

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

2.4.10 The Tenth Article of Faith

3 The triune God

3.1 The nature of God

3.1.1 One God in three persons

3.2 God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity

3.2.4 The unity of the three divine persons

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus

3.4.8.2 Jesus´ baptism in the Jordan

3.4.8.8 Jesus and His Apostles

3.4.11 The resurrection of Jesus Christ

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.12 The ascension of Jesus Christ

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.1 The Holy Spirit as a divine person

3.5.1.1 The Holy Spirit in unity with the Father and the Son

3.5.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the incarnation of the Son of God

3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

3.5.3.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the prophets of the Old Testament

3.5.4 Jesus Christ´s promise to send the Holy Spirit

3.5.4.1 The Helper and Comforter

3.5.4.2 The Spirit of truth

3.5.4.3 The power from on high

3.5.5 The Holy Spirit and the church

3.5.5.1 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

3.5.5.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.3.1 Sin

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.5.2 Election in the New Testament

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.1 Love for God

5.3.3.1 God´s name

5.3.3.2 Forms of taking the name of God in vain

5.3.9.6 False and true witness in the spiritual sense

5.3.10.5 Overcoming sinful desire

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3.5 The flock of God

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.1.1 The church is "one"

6.4.1.2 The church is "holy"

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.1 The church of Jesus Christ at the time of the early Apostles

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.2 Source of ministry in the church

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

7.7 Ordination

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.8 Holy Baptism with water and Holy Sealing

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.3 Holy Sealing

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

8.3.3 Jesus´ anointing with the Holy Spirit

8.3.4 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

8.3.8 Holy Sealing as an act of God

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9 Life after death

9.6.1 Intercession

11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

11.2.4 The Reformation

11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.1 The Apostles´ doctrine

12.1.6.1 Concerning the term "sermon"

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.6.3 The proclamation of the word today

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.2.7 "And do not lead us into temptation"

12.1.8.6 Sin that is not forgiven

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.2.2.2 Confirmation vow and confirmation blessing

12.2.4 Dedication of church buildings

12.3 The church funeral

12.5.1 Christmas

12.5.6 Pentecost

13.1 Prayer

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

13.1.3 Jesus prays

hundred forty-four thousand

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

law

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

2.4.10 The Tenth Article of Faith

3.3.3 Man´s fall into sin

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.8.7 Jesus and the law

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.3 Sin and guilt

4.4.1 Hope for salvation in the Old Testament

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.6.1 God´s blessing in the creation

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

4.8.2 The relationship between faith and works

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being

5.3 The Ten Commandments

5.3.1.2 The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.3.5 Oath–Vow

5.3.4.2 The Sabbath in Israel

5.3.4.3 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath

5.3.4.4 From Sabbath to Sunday

5.3.5.1 The Fourth Commandment according to the understanding of the Old Testament

5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

5.3.6.1 The prohibition against killing in the Old Testament

5.3.8.2 The prohibition against theft in the Old Testament

5.3.10.4 Coveting the property of one´s neighbour

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

8.1.2 The biblical basis for Holy Baptism with water

8.1.2.1 Old Testament references to Holy Baptism with water

8.2.3 Jesus´ miracles of feeding and Holy Communion

11.1 The early Christian congregations

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.4.1 Instruction of children

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

13.4 Discharging one's obligations at work and in society

Lord

1.1.2 God reveals Himself in the history of Israel

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.3 Present-day revelations of the Holy Spirit

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

1.4.3 Belief in God, the Holy Spirit

2.1 Biblical creeds

2.2.1 The Apostles´ Creed

2.2.2 The Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.6 The Sixth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.9 The Ninth Article of Faith

3.1.2 God, the One

3.1.3 God, the Holy One

3.1.4 God, the Almighty

3.1.5 God, the Eternal

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.2.1 References to the triune God in the Old Testament

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.3.2 Man in the image of God

3.3.3 Man´s fall into sin

3.4 God, the Son

3.4.3 Jesus Christ, true Man and true God

3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

3.4.5 Jesus Christ–the Redeemer

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.6.3 Son of Man

3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David

3.4.7.1 Jesus Christ–the King

3.4.7.3 Jesus Christ–the Prophet

3.4.8.1 The conception and birth of Jesus

3.4.8.4 Jesus´ teaching activity

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

3.4.8.6 Jesus´ parables and images

3.4.8.7 Jesus and the law

3.4.9 Jesus´ passion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.1 Jesus institutes Holy Communion

3.4.9.2 Jesus in Gethsemane

3.4.9.3 Jesus before the high council

3.4.9.4 Jesus before Pilate and Herod

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.7 Jesus´ references to His suffering and death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

3.4.11 The resurrection of Jesus Christ

3.4.11.2 The appearances of the Risen One

3.4.11.3 The resurrection body of Jesus Christ

3.4.12 The ascension of Jesus Christ

3.4.13 Jesus Christ as the head of the church

3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ´s return

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.2 The Holy Spirit as a power–the gift of the Holy Spirit

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

3.5.4.1 The Helper and Comforter

3.5.4.2 The Spirit of truth

3.5.4.3 The power from on high

3.5.5.1 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost

4.2 The fall into sin

4.4.1 Hope for salvation in the Old Testament

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

4.5.1 Election in the Old Testament

4.5.2 Election in the New Testament

4.5.3 God´s free election by grace

4.6 God´s blessing

4.6.2 God´s blessing in the old covenant

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.2.1 Love for God

5.2.2 Love for our neighbour–love for our fellow human being

5.2.3 Love for our neighbour–love in the congregation

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.1.4 The wording

5.3.2 The First Commandment

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.2.2 God leads out of bondage

5.3.2.3 Worship and the fear of God

5.3.2.4 The prohibition against worshipping other gods

5.3.3 The Second Commandment

5.3.3.3 The threat of punishment

5.3.4.1 Reasons for the Third Commandment in Israel

5.3.4.4 From Sabbath to Sunday

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

5.3.4.7 The structure of the Sunday

5.3.5 The Fourth Commandment

5.3.5.2 Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

5.3.6.3 The significance of the Fifth Commandment today

5.3.8.3 The prohibition against theft in the New Testament

5.3.8.4 Various forms of theft

6 The church of Jesus Christ

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.3.1 The body of Christ

6.2.3.2 The people of God

6.2.3.4 The kingdom of God

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4 Belief in the one, holy, universal, and apostolic church

6.4.1.2 The church is "holy"

6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.4.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the future

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.4.3 Peter–the head of the early Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5.1 Continuity of the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.9 Tasks of the ministries

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.10 Appointments

8.1 Holy Baptism with water

8.1.5 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.2 Holy Communion

8.2.1 Designations for the sacrament

8.2.3 Jesus´ miracles of feeding and Holy Communion

8.2.4 The Passover meal

8.2.5 The institution of Holy Communion by Jesus Christ

8.2.6 Holy Communion in the first epistle to the Corinthians

8.2.8 Holy Communion as a meal of remembrance

8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship

8.2.11 Holy Communion as an eschatological meal

8.2.13 The real presence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

8.2.14 The relationship between forgiveness of sins and Holy Communion

8.2.16 The words of consecration in Holy Communion

8.2.18 The prerequisites for partaking in Holy Communion

8.2.20 The effects of Holy Communion

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

8.3.9 The effects of Holy Sealing

9.5 The condition of souls in the beyond

9.6.1 Intercession

9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10 The doctrine of future things

10.1 The return of Jesus Christ

10.1.1 The promise of the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.2 Events associated with the return of Jesus Christ

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

10.2 The marriage of the Lamb

10.3 The great tribulation

10.4 The coming of the Lord with power and great glory

10.6 The continuation of the plan of salvation

11.1 The early Christian congregations

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.5 Divine service as an encounter with God

12.1.5.4 Prayer

12.1.6 Proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.2 The objective of the proclamation of the word

12.1.6.3.3 Levels within the proclamation of the word

12.1.7.1 The Lord´s Prayer in divine service

12.1.7.2.1 "Our Father in heaven"

12.1.7.2.2 "Hallowed be Your name"

12.1.7.2.3 "Your kingdom come"

12.1.7.2.5 "Give us this day our daily bread"

12.1.7.2.6 "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"

12.1.7.2.9 "For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever"

12.1.7.2.10 "Amen"

12.1.8 Forgiveness of sins in the divine service

12.1.10 The closing benediction

12.1.13 Divine services for the departed

12.1.14 Music in the divine service

12.4.1 Instruction of children

12.4.3 The pastoral care visit

12.4.5.1 Caring for the terminally ill and dying

12.4.5.3 Coping with grief

12.5.2 Palm Sunday

12.5.4 Easter

12.5.5 Ascension Day

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

13.1.2 Jesus teaches prayer

13.1.3 Jesus prays

13.1.5 The prayer of New Apostolic Christians

13.1.6 Effects of prayer

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice

13.3.1 Marriage as a divine institution

ministry

1.1.4 God reveals Himself in the time of the church

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

2.4.4 The Fourth Article of Faith

2.4.5 The Fifth Article of Faith

2.4.7 The Seventh Article of Faith

2.4.8 The Eighth Article of Faith

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.5.5.3 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the Apostle ministry

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.4.3 The preparation of the bridal congregation

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.3 The church of Jesus Christ–a mystery

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

6.4.2.2 The church of Jesus Christ after the death of the early Apostles

6.4.2.3 The church of Jesus Christ after the reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

6.4.3 The church of Jesus Christ and ministry

6.4.4 The church of Jesus Christ and the sacraments

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7 Ministry

7.1 Ministry and duties

7.2 Source of ministry in the church

7.3 Biblical foundation

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.4.4 New Testament references to the activity of the Apostles

7.5 The development of the ministries from the Apostle ministry

7.5.1 Continuity of the Apostle ministry

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.5.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry

7.6.2 The function of the apostolate

7.6.3 The self-conception of the Apostles

7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

7.6.6 The Chief Apostle ministry

7.6.7 The District Apostle ministry

7.7 Ordination

7.8 The exercise of a ministry

7.9.1 The priestly ministries

7.9.2 The diaconal ministry

7.10 Appointments

8.1.10 Holy Baptism with water and the Apostle ministry

8.2.15 Holy Communion and the Apostle ministry

8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

11.3 The reoccupation of the Apostle ministry in the Catholic Apostolic Church

11.3.2 The calling of additional Apostles

11.3.3 The continuation of the Apostle ministry in the New Apostolic Church

12.1.8.7 Proclamation and authority

12.1.12 Ordinations, appointments, reinstatements, retirements

miracles of nature

3.4.8.5 Jesus´ miracles

New Testament

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.1 Content and structure of Holy Scripture

1.2.3 The later writings of the Old Testament

1.2.4 The New Testament

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.2.4.2 The books of the New Testament

1.4.3 Belief in God, the Holy Spirit

2.1 Biblical creeds

2.4 The New Apostolic Creed

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

2.4.10 The Tenth Article of Faith

3 The triune God

3.2.2 References to the triune God in the New Testament

3.2.3 The development of the doctrine of the Trinity

3.3.1 God, the Creator

3.4.6.1 Messiah–Christ–Anointed One

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.6.4 Immanuel–Servant of God–Son of David

3.4.8 New Testament references to the person and activity of Jesus Christ

3.4.15 The promise of Jesus Christ´s return

3.5 God, the Holy Spirit

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

3.5.3.2 The activity of the Holy Spirit in the prophets of the Old Testament

3.5.5 The Holy Spirit and the church

4.3.1 Sin

4.7.1 The term "law"

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.3.5 Oath–Vow

5.3.6.2 The prohibition against killing in the New Testament

5.3.7.1 Marriage

5.3.7.3 Divorce

5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament

6.1 Concerning the term "church"

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

6.2.3 Images for the church of Jesus Christ in the New Testament

6.2.3.6 Further images for the church

6.4.1.4 The church is "apostolic"

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.2 Equipping and sending of the Apostles

7.5.2 Interruption in the activity of the Apostles

7.10 Appointments

8.1.2.2 Holy Baptism with water in the New Testament

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.5 Further attestations of Holy Sealing in the New Testament

8.3.6 The proper dispensation of Holy Sealing

9.3 The afterlife of the soul

12.1.3 Divine service in the New Testament

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

Old Testament

1.1.2 God reveals Himself in the history of Israel

1.2 Holy Scripture

1.2.1 Content and structure of Holy Scripture

1.2.2 The Old Testament

1.2.2.1 The origin of the Old Testament canon

1.2.2.2 The books of the Old Testament

1.2.3 The later writings of the Old Testament

1.2.4.1 The origin of the New Testament canon

1.2.4.2 The books of the New Testament

1.2.5.2 Jesus Christ–the centre of Scripture

1.4.2 Belief in God, the Son

2.4.2 The Second Article of Faith

3.1.3 God, the Holy One

3.3 God, the Father

3.4.4 References to Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

3.4.6.2 Lord

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.6 Old Testament references to Jesus´ suffering and sacrificial death

3.4.11.1 The significance of Jesus Christ´s resurrection for salvation

3.5.3 Evidence of the Holy Spirit´s activity in the time of the Old Testament

3.5.3.1 The Spirit of God

4.1.1 Evil as a power opposed to God

4.2.1.3 Conscience

4.2.1.5 Faith

4.4 God´s plan of salvation

4.5.1 Election in the Old Testament

4.7 The functions of the law

4.7.2 The law as a guide to righteous conduct

4.8 The law and the gospel

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.1 Living in faith according to God´s commandments

5.3.1.3 The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

5.3.2.1 God–Lord and Benefactor

5.3.3.1 God´s name

5.3.5.1 The Fourth Commandment according to the understanding of the Old Testament

5.3.5.5 The Fourth Commandment in modern life

5.3.6.1 The prohibition against killing in the Old Testament

5.3.7.1 Marriage

5.3.8.3 The prohibition against theft in the New Testament

5.3.9.2 Examples of false witness in the time of the Old Testament

5.3.10.3 Coveting the spouse of one´s neighbour

6.2.1 Old Testament references to the church of Jesus Christ

7.3.1 Old Testament references

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

8.1.2.1 Old Testament references to Holy Baptism with water

8.2.2 Old Testament references to Holy Communion

8.3.2 The promise of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

9.3 The afterlife of the soul

9.4 The beyond

10.1.3 The bridal congregation

12.1.2 Divine service in the Old Testament

12.1.6.2 The proclamation of the word in the New Testament

12.1.8.2 God´s patience–the sacrificial service in the Old Testament

12.1.8.3 The sacrifice of Christ–foundation for the forgiveness of sins

12.2 Acts of blessing

12.4.1 Instruction of children

12.5.1 Christmas

13.1.1 Prayers in the Old Testament

13.2.1 From Old Testament sacrificial service to devoting one´s life to God

Palm Sunday

12.5.2 Palm Sunday

redemption

1.4.4 Faith and the sermon

2.4.3 The Third Article of Faith

3.1.7 God, the Gracious and Righteous One

3.4.5 Jesus Christ–the Redeemer

3.4.7.2 Jesus Christ–the Priest

3.4.9.5 Jesus´ crucifixion and sacrificial death

3.4.9.8 References to Jesus´ sacrificial death in the letters of the Apostles

3.4.9.9 The cross

3.4.10 Jesus Christ´s activity in the realm of the dead

4 Mankind in need of redemption

4.2 The fall into sin

4.4.1 Hope for salvation in the Old Testament

4.4.2 Jesus Christ–Saviour and Mediator of Salvation

4.6.3 God´s blessing in the new covenant

4.7.3 The law as a guide for recognising sin

4.8.1 The law of Christ–grace

5.3.2.2 God leads out of bondage

5.3.4.5 Keeping Sunday holy–in divine service

6.2.2 The beginning of the church of Christ

6.2.3.2 The people of God

6.5 The church of Jesus Christ and the churches as institutions

7.2 Source of ministry in the church

7.3.2 Foundation of the ministry in the New Testament

7.4 The Apostle ministry

7.4.1 Characteristics of the Apostle ministry

7.6.5 The Apostles in the church of Jesus Christ

8.1.3 The necessity of Holy Baptism with water for salvation

8.1.4 The proper dispensation of Holy Baptism with water

8.1.6 The effects of Holy Baptism with water

8.2.1 Designations for the sacrament

8.2.4 The Passover meal

8.3.1 Concerning the term "sealing"

8.3.7 Prerequisites for receiving Holy Sealing

9.4 The beyond

9.6.2 The participation of the dead in Christ

9.6.3 Imparting salvation to the departed

10.2 The marriage of the Lamb

11.2 Christianity after the death of the early Apostles

12.1.7.2.4 "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

12.1.7.2.6 "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"

12.1.7.2.8 "But deliver us from the evil one"

12.1.8.3 The sacrifice of Christ–foundation for the forgiveness of sins

12.1.9 Dispensation of the sacraments in the divine service

12.4 Pastoral care

12.4.1.1.3 Religious Instruction

13.2.2 Jesus Christ–the model of willingness to sacrifice