New Apostolic Church from A to Z


The term “reincarnation” refers to different conceptions of repeated human existence on earth in various forms, none of which are consistent with Christian doctrine.


Recognition of baptism

The baptism performed in other Christian denominations is recognised by the New Apostolic Church provided it was properly performed, that is, in the name of the triune of God and with water.


Relationship with other churches and religions

The New Apostolic Church and its members respect the religious practices of other people and refrain from making derogatory remarks concerning those of different faiths, different religions, and different denominations. They endeavour to have a good and peaceable relationship on the basis of mutual respect. The Church rejects all forms of religious fanaticism.

In dialogue with other Christian churches—irrespective of differing doctrinal positions—the commonalities of the Christian faith are emphasised.



Jesus Christ is risen.  As a result, believers have justified hope in their own resurrection and eternal life. “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15: 20–22).

Belief in the resurrection of Jesus is necessary because His resurrection shows that Jesus is the Saviour of the world (1 Corinthians 15: 14).