Church of the New Christians

Near­ly 2000 years ago GOD, name­ly JESUS CHRIST, found­ed a Church, whose faith­ful called them­selves Chris­tians. Despite supreme effort of her stew­ards, how­ev­er, this Church became more and more human­ized.

The chal­lenges of the cen­turies often had to be opposed with con­sis­tent leg­is­la­tion, and this Church did not always have holy stew­ards who act­ed in the spir­it of her Founder. A Church becom­ing rigid by laws was our century’s her­itage.

And worse was yet to come: the reforms were under­mined by the spir­it of the world and as a result defeat­ed their pur­pose.

Like a young shoot the Church of the New Chris­tians aris­es renewed from the rot­ten trunk of the old Church.

Foundation of the New Christians

So the Church of the New Chris­tians does not rep­re­sent a new Church. She is the con­tin­u­a­tion of the apos­tolic tra­di­tion, her belief is Roman Catholic. Her foun­da­tion is based on Peter the rock, i.e. she embod­ies the Church of JESUS CHRIST adapt­ed to our time with her orig­i­nal rich­es of thought and grace.

Love and sim­plic­i­ty imprint­ed their mark on the ear­ly Chris­t­ian spir­it. The mis­sion­ary task of the Apos­tles com­prised lib­er­a­tion from the rigid cult of the law, redemp­tion from the chain of sin, and guid­ance towards inner inde­pen­dence with GOD.

A young scion from the rot­ten trunk
JESUS with His Apos­tles – Con­fer­ral of the pow­er of bind­ing and loos­ing

Represented in Eight Countries

Apart from some faith­ful through­out the world we have gained a foothold in eight coun­tries orig­i­nat­ing with the moth­er house in Switzer­land. In Switzer­land, Ger­many, Aus­tria, France, the Nether­lands, Bel­gium, Italy and Cameroon (Africa) bish­ops, priests and dea­cons pro­vide pas­toral care for the faith­ful. Sis­ters, presided by an abbess, as well as lay helpers sup­port this mis­sion­ary work.

Financing of the New Christians

The cler­gy, the  order of sis­ters and co-work­ers belong­ing to the laity lead a life of so-called evan­gel­i­cal pover­ty. This means that they receive nei­ther pay­ment nor allowance.

Costs for hous­ing, fur­nish­ing of chapels, elec­tric­i­ty, water, heat­ing, nour­ish­ment, cloth­ing, vehi­cles and their main­te­nance, oblig­a­tory insur­ances, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion, print­ing, office, mis­sion­ary work and many more things are being financed in all hous­es by vol­un­tary dona­tions. We want to show GOD our trust by demand­ing no con­tri­bu­tions, tax, charges and the like, nor nei­ther for the admin­is­tra­tions of Sacra­ments. We are great­ly oblig­ed, how­ev­er, for vol­un­tary gifts con­cern­ing inten­tions for prayer and Mass.

Matt. 6,31ff: „Be not solic­i­tous there­fore, say­ing: What shall we eat, what shall we drink, where­with shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the hea­thens seek. For your heav­en­ly Father knows that you have need of all these things. Seek you there­fore first the king­dom of God and his right­eous­ness, and all these things shall be added unto you.“

These dona­tions should be vol­un­tary for the very rea­son that in giv­ing vol­un­tar­i­ly one gains great recog­ni­tion with GOD. This mer­it should not be with­held from the faith­ful and bene­fac­tors.

2 Cor. 9,7: „Every one as he has deter­mined in his heart, so let him give; not grudg­ing­ly or of neces­si­ty; for God loves a cheer­ful giv­er.“

A Work of GOD

It is not by the will of man that the Church of the New Chris­tians is active, but at GOD’s desire.

The Sword-Bish­op, leader of the New Chris­tians: „GOD desires that part of the peo­ple should fight with me in the name of the small flock of JESUS CHRIST!

I stand in need of sup­port and faith. Benev­o­lent and unselfish peo­ple do I need in order to be able to cope with my mis­sion.

Here I am, ready for GOD and mankind!
How about you?“

 

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