The New Apostolic Church in Malaysia, with about 20 congregations in West Malaysia, belongs to the New Apostolic Church International, with head office in Switzerland, and is since 18th January 2009 part of the Regional Church of NACSEAsia (New Apostolic Church South-East Asia).
Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, how are the discussions going with respect to the subject of women in ministry? People are always inquiring about this. How do you answer them?
In our deliberations on this vast and multifaceted topic, we allow ourselves to be guided by four fundamental questions: “What does God say?” and “What does the Bible say?” Once we know the answers to these questions we ask: “What does our Church say?” and “What is the situation in the individual countries?” Only once we have found reasonable answers to all of these questions will we know what decision we are able to make. This is how we have always communicated the process to date.
Training in the fellowship of the believers for our eternal fellowship with God: this is how the Chief Apostle understands salvation in Christ and our preparation for it. What this means in practice he explained in his annual interview 2021.
District Apostle Meeting, Pentecost service, and now a newly published interview: this topic is really important to Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. How does the New Apostolic Church understand salvation? And what are the implications of this for our attendance of the divine services?
When people talk about the will of God, it is often in association with negative developments. When we are hard hit by a stroke of fate, we might say, “Oh well, it was the will of God.” When our prayers are not granted, we often think: “The things we requested in our prayer must not have been in accordance with the will of God.”
For many, the statement “Your will be done” in the Lord’s Prayer means subordinating to the will of God and having to do without something as a result. We bow before the will of God—even though we would rather have had a different outcome. Continue reading