Beliefs

 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16

The Gospel of Jesus is the foundation of our Vision, Mission and Core Beliefs. The Gospel of Jesus speaks of the historicity of the death, burial and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. The gospel also grants us the ability to personally know and experience God through the power of the Holy Spirit. This gospel empowers us to live a new life and become part of a new creation. This is transformational and applies to people of every nation, every ethnicity and every background. It’s for everyone in New York City and beyond.

In regards to our core beliefs, we aspire to uphold the orthodoxy of the historic Christian faith, yet with simplicity and humility. To be orthodox we believe in the essentials of Scripture. To uphold simplicity we embrace the motto of the Moravians, who said, “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love.”

Our heart is to guard the truth while respecting diversity of thought regarding the many nonessentials of the Christian faith and practice. In everything, even those who disagree, we desire to maintain a demeanor of humility and engage others in a manner that would honor God and be Christ-like.

Our Core Beliefs

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful mankind regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, manifesting the fruit and power of the Spirit.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across ethnic, gender and class differences. In this Body, we affirm love and the unity of the Spirit.

Every Nation NYC also respects, embraces and adheres to the Creeds of the Early Church, including the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed of AD325, and the Chalcedon Creed of AD451.