What we believe

What we believe in

In our faith and action, we base our lives on the oldest Christian creeds, in particular the so-called apostolic, Nice and Athanasian creeds. These creeds go back to the beginnings of Christianity and the Universal Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus we make reference to the early apostolic tradition of the first centuries of Christianity. We also refer to and benefit from the achievements of the theological and social thought of the great European Reformation of the sixteenth century and the subsequent achievements of the Christian awakening movements of pietism, Methodism, Baptistism, Pentecostal, charismatic movement, and others.

Doctrinal Sources

The Bible is the ultimate source and authority in matters of life and faith as well as the foundation and foundation of all truth and doctrine.

The Bible, as a closed and complete record of God's detailed revelation to mankind, describing the path of salvation, is not subject to any additions. Its contents must not be diminished or treated selectively as a doctrinal basis for justifying human theses and judgments.

Nor is the Bible subject to any interpretation, especially one that contradicts the nature of God revealed in Scripture and the spirit of the Gospel of truth and freedom of Jesus Christ.

All human experience and the content of tradition remain in a position of inferiority to Scripture and as such are not binding for people in matters of life and faith and are subject to verification in light of the message of God's Word

Confession of faith

God the Son – Jesus Christ – true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary, a virgin, lived a sinless life, and on the cross of Golgotha he died as atonement for the sin of the world. He redeemed humanity from guilt and punishment for sin. He was resurrected in the flesh, ascended to heaven and will return to the earth in power and glory to judge the living and the dead and establish His Kingdom. He is now the only head of the Church. Jesus Christ is also the only savior of man and the only mediator between God and man. Man can only be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Holy Spirit convinces man internally, proves sin, convicts of justice and inevitable judgment. He enables conversion – a spiritual rebirth of man, and by dwelling in believers, he enables them to live holy lives and serve the world.

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, he deliberately fell into sin and the only hope of his redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Salvation is a gift from God given by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus overcame sin, sickness, poverty and all the power of Satan and through this he made the full salvation available to all people here on earth. People, through their own works and efforts, are unable to return to God and are separated from the source of salvation. Salvation becomes part of man when he turns away from his sins and genuinely repents of them, and when he believes in his heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and he confesses with his mouth that Jesus is his Lord (Romans 10:9, 1 Corinthians 12:3, 2 Corinthians 4:5, Philippians 2:11). The sign of salvation is the personal, inner witness of the Holy Spirit in the heart of every person. The outward sign of the believer to all people is life of holiness and love of neighbor. Salvation is achieved through man's personal faith in Jesus Christ, and not through human works, which are an important but only external confirmation of our faith.

The Universal Church is the Body of Christ on the earth, and above all divisions it maintains spiritual unity, and every spiritually born again and practising believer is an integral part of it. The Church's task is to preach the Gospel to all people and make them disciples of Jesus Christ.

Local Churches form the Universal Church on earth. They are communities of Christians, separated by organization, self-governing and gathering in specific places.

Baptism (of conscious believers) by immersion in water symbolizes the believer's death with Christ and resurrection with Him in order to live a regenerated life.

The consumption of the Lord's Supper – the Communion (under both forms of bread and wine symbolizing the body and blood of Jesus) takes place in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice of His body and blood.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is available to everyone who has previously believed in Jesus Christ. The external sign of this baptism is speaking in other tongues under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit (so-called glossolalia).

The culmination of human history will be the return of Jesus Christ Himself, the universal resurrection of people in the flesh, judgment and eternal life with Jesus as a gift of God's mercy to those who have believed in Christ. Those who have rejected Him face eternal damnation as an expression of God's justice.

Principles and values

Our attitude to social institutions such as the state, family, marriage, etc. is a direct result of our obedience to the principles of God's Word. Our worship of God is manifested practically through our attitude towards other people and social institutions. The application of the principles of the Biblical Decalogue is expressed, among others, by:

●    Respect for the dignity, rights and freedoms of every human being  
●    Respect for human life as the highest personal good of man
●    Respect for authority in the sense of any natural (e.g. parental) authority or established (e.g. state-related) authority.
●    Respect for the institution of marriage understood as a legal relationship between man and woman (according to the natural order).
●    Respect for the right of property, recognizing entrepreneurship and multiplication of goods in accordance with the law and the precepts of social morality as things deserving social support.
●    Respect for labour as indispensable in the process of sustaining social and state institutions as well as decent remuneration for diligent work.