In the year 2012 the “Catechism of the New Apostolic Church” (CNAC) was published simultaneously in English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. In the meantime it has been made available at no cost on the internet and has been translated into many other languages.
The present work, the “Catechism of the New Apostolic Church in Questions and Answers”, has been prepared in methodical-didactical format in order to facilitate access to the content of the CNAC. This will also make it possible to impart the doctrine in a suitable manner through church instruction around the world. By way of 750 questions and answers, readers are taken by the hand, so to speak, and led from one statement to the next in a manner that is easy to understand.
The content of the “Catechism of the New Apostolic Church in Questions and Answers” corresponds to the statements of the CNAC. Even in terms of structure, the work is closely modelled after the CNAC. Both books complement one another and can be used parallel to one another.
Many of the Bible quotations referenced are printed in full, resulting in a complete, continuous work. This means that even those readers who do not have a Bible on hand will also find important Bible passages concerning individual teaching contents right before their eyes. Beyond that, the work contains explanations of specific terms. This will help ensure that the remarks presented will also be understood by readers who have no theological knowledge.
Like the CNAC, this version of the Catechism is an appeal to all New Apostolic Christians to occupy themselves intensively with the content of their faith. It is also an invitation to all interested parties to become better acquainted with the New Apostolic doctrine.
May the use of this reference work serve for blessing!
Jean-Luc Schneider Zurich, March 2014