New Life Global Ministries exists to help followers of Christ, follow Christ - here, there and everywhere. We are used by God to encourage, equip and empower disciples of Jesus to make more, healthy, multiplying disciples of Christ here at home, throughout our nation, and to the ends of the earth.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea (Here) and Samaria (There), and to the ends of the earth (Everywhere).” Acts 1:8
The sole basis for our belief is the sixty-six books of the Bible, which is uniquely God inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
We teach that there is but one true and living God, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each possessing all the attributes of Deity and deserving of our worship and obedience. In the beginning God created out of nothing the universe and all things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His plan of redemption.
We teach that Jesus Christ-the second person of the Trinity-though being equal with God, surrendered His prerogatives of deity and came to Earth to pay the debt for man's soul. Having been born of a Virgin, Jesus lived a totally sinless life, and was therefore qualified to pay for our sins by dying on the cross as our Substitute. He literally and physically rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest. We teach that Jesus will return to earth personally and visibly to consummate history and judge all mankind according to the eternal plan of God.
We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, the third person of the Trinity, coequal with the Father and the Son in all the divine attributes. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer and equips him or her for personal growth and service to the church. The indwelling of the Spirit is a divine guarantee, which seals the believer unto the day of redemption. Christians are endowed with spiritual gifts through the sovereign act of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are intended to strengthen the church and glorify Christ.
Man's Greatest Need
The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. God originally created humans to have fellowship with Him and to glorify Him, but they defied God by sinfully choosing to go their own way. As a result, man suffered alienation from God and the corruption of His nature. The salvation of mankind, therefore, is wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result in whole or in part of human works or goodness. This salvation is a gift, made available through faith in Jesus Christ and Him only.
We teach that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual body, the church, the bride of Christ, of which Christ is head. The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances, fellowship, service to the body, and outreach to the world. Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church. Under the protection and oversight of elders, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ and making disciples of all nations.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. The saved will be raised to eternal life and will be rewarded for works done in this life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.