New Covenant Church

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714 Shelley Dr
Tyler, TX
(903) 534-9333

At New Covenant Church, we are...

…a God-honoring church. We worship the one true God who co-exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
…a Christ-centered church. We proclaim Christ's deity and His lordship over all (John 1:1,14; Phil. 2:5-11).
…a Bible-teaching church. We believe in the divine inspiration and final authority of God's Word (2 Tim. 3:16,17).
…an evangelical church. We preach salvation by grace alone through faith in Christ alone (Acts 4:12; Eph. 2:8).
…a non-denominational church. We encourage fellowship and unity among all believers regardless of affiliation (Eph. 4:4-6).
…an evangelistic church. We spread the good news of Jesus Christ by every means at our disposal (Matt. 28:18-20).
…an interracial church. We embrace people of all races and colors (Acts 10:34-35).
…a Spirit-filled church. We rely on the Holy Spirit to make us effective in our ministry and witness for Christ (Acts 1:8; Eph. 5:18).
…a Spirit-formed church. We welcome the orderly exercise of all spiritual gifts which exalt Christ and edify the church (1 Cor. 14:26; 1 Pe. 4:10).
…a church that yields to the Holy Spirit as He works in us to cultivate godliness and disciplined living (Gal. 5:22-23; 2 Cor. 7:1).
…a loving church. Love is recognized as an essential ingredient in the life of every believer (1 Cor. 13).
…a giving church. Christ's lordship is acknowledged over all that we have including our money, time, and talents (Prov. 3:9; Matt. 25:14-27).
…a praising church. The Lord is joyfully exalted through singing and other expressions of praise (Psalm 100:4-5).
…an expectant church. Christ's return is anticipated to receive His church and judge the world (Matt. 24:42-44; 1 Thes. 4:16-17)."

What to expect:

"Everything we do at New Covenant Church is completely based on God’s Word, the Holy Bible, and has meaning and purpose. Although our worship is expressive, it will never give way to fanaticism. Praise is often bold and strong, yet sensitive and reverent. Our expressions may involve emotions including laughter, applause, or even tears. We desire to experience true worship that is genuine and freeing — not sensational or rigid. Our prayer is for every person to experience the life-giving presence of Jesus in a real and personal way.

When we gather for worship, we always welcome the Holy Spirit to function in ways that edify and encourage everyone. The Bible teaches that there is freedom in public exhortation, but it must always be given in a spirit of love, self-control, and humility. When the Holy Spirit is truly present, all things are done decently and in order.

Thanks again for taking the time to get to know more about the work that God is doing here at New Covenant. We pray you connect with the amazing life and love that comes through a growing relationship with Jesus. If we can be of help to you on your journey, please feel free to let us know. Hopefully God will bring our paths together as we serve Him in the work of the Kingdom of God!

With love from the New Covenant Church Family."


1607 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX
(903) 525-1100
What We Believe

"The following is from the GABC Constitution. A complete unabridged version, including scripture references, is also available.

  • The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man.
  • There is one and only one living and true God and He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
  • Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers. This church is an autonomous body, operating through democratic processes under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end.
  • It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations."

Mission Statement 

"Green Acres Baptist Church exists to exalt God's greatness, evangelize God's world, equip God's people and express God's love—through Jesus Christ our Lord. This statement identifies what Green Acres Baptist Church is all about. It is for this purpose it exists, and every available resource, be it skillful hands, compassionate words, a creative mind or useful provisions should be dedicated to the cause of Christ as carried out by this church. Each Green Acres ministry falls under one of the four pillars of our mission statement based on its greatest ability: exalting, evangelizing, equipping, or expressing.

Exalt God's Greatness
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
— 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
Nothing GABC does should bring glory to itself, but instead should point to God. Paul writes, "...Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31)

Everything that is done should glorify God—that is, to make God apparent. This makes it imperative that GABC attempts and accomplishes more than is humanly possible. "To God be the glory, great things He has done!"

Exalting God's greatness must go on. Revelation 4 pictures the never-ending activity around the throne of God, "...and day and night they do not cease to say, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.'"

And upon Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, "the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, saying 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Him, 'Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.' And He answered and said, 'I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!'" (Luke 19:38-40)

May stones never have to do what the believers of Green Acres Baptist Church have as privilege to do in exalting God's greatness.

Evangelize God's World
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And sure I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— Matthew 28:19-20
The whole world, although engulfed in a myriad of problems and concerns, has one ultimate crisis that must be settled in the heart of each living soul. Mankind is tragically mired in sin, is at odds with God and doomed to eternal death. Every life issue drastically pales in comparison to the eternal consequences of sin. The only solution to mankind's crisis is found in the forgiveness and salvation made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus. It is for this reason God offered His only beloved Son for our sake. And it is also for this reason that Jesus' parting words to his disciples commissioned them to tell everyone everywhere about the good news of salvation through Christ.

The urgency with which the disciples responded to the Lord's words illustrates the importance of the task. In obedience to God, GABC has emphasized evangelism as part of its mission. In fact, two of the four mission statement phrases deal directly with evangelism—the phrase, "equip God's people," is part of the Great Commission imperative that involves teaching others to proclaim the Good News.

Evangelizing God's world may seem an intimidating mission. To many it may call to mind frightful confrontation. Evangelism takes many forms, but all of them should occur naturally as led by the Spirit.

The Great Commission literally says, "going" or "as you go." Witnessing should spring from the overflow of what God is doing in our lives just as the man born blind (John 9) declared the difference Jesus made in his life, "I was blind but now I see." Peter, standing with John before the Sanhedrin said, "We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

Evangelizing God's world is a natural response for people changed by a supernatural message.

Equip God's People
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
— Ephesians 4:11-13
Hosea wrote, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6) This lack of knowledge appears to be an epidemic today as Gallup polls show a great percentage of Christians with little knowledge of the Bible. Many Christians do not know what they believe or why. It is urgent that the Body of Christ grow to maturity in truth. That is why the Bible repeatedly stresses maturing in faith and in knowledge of the Son.

Deuteronomy says to impress the Lord's words on your heart and on your soul, and to teach them to your children lest your hearts be deceived. Satan, in tempting the Lord Jesus, twisted scripture, but the Lord used sound scripture to answer him. Jesus commands His disciples to make more disciples (learners) teaching them to obey.

Paul encourages the believer to put on the full armor of God, so that he may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10ff), because "the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons." (1 Timothy 4:1)

Equipping God's people is at the forefront of GABC's efforts, because the Lord has commissioned the Church to do so. It is vital to every Christian. GABC is committed to teaching, equipping and building up God's people through Sunday Bible Study, discipleship courses, various training and conference opportunities, solid Bible preaching, and other means. May every believer in fellowship here be armed with the "shield of faith that extinguishes the flaming missiles of the evil one," and with "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

Express God's Love
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
— John 13:34-35
John wrote, "God is love." (1 John 4:8) The only reason there is love of any kind on this earth is because of God.

God's love is agape, an unselfish, endless and boundless love that was demonstrated for us when Christ died for us while we were still full of sin. (Romans 5:8)

When we receive Christ into our hearts, the love of God is made manifest in us (1 John 4:9). For this reason, the love of God glows from the heart of a true disciple of Christ. Expressing love for one another is the evidence that marks us as Christians.

Love is also commanded by the Lord. If we God, then we are to love one another also. We are to love those for whom Christ died. We should love both our brothers and sisters and our enemies. Jesus says if we love only those who love us, what more are we doing than sinners who know nothing of God's love (Matthew 5:46).

How wonderful it is to be loved. And we are so undeserving of this love. Yes, we have done nothing to merit the warm embrace of God's forgiving love. But as we invite Him into our hearts, he welcomes us as beloved children.

We have been given the world's greatest love letter to deliver. Expressing God's love, we will tell everyone, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)"


3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy
Tyler, TX
(903) 593-1977
About Grace Community 

About Us

Grace Community Church is a non-denominational multi-site church in east Texas.  We are one church in multiple locations; two in Tyler - Old Jacksonville Road location, University Boulevard location, and one in Lindale, TX

At Grace, we’re focused on authentic faith while not being too concerned with the externals of religion. This means we act the same way on Monday as we do on Sunday. Maybe this kind of authenticity appeals to you. We are committed to becoming people who are actively involved in worship, intimately connected in community, and passionately engaged in God's mission. We are one church meeting in multiple locations, and we believe we have a unique ministry in East Texas.  We invite you to be a part of that ministry.

Mission Statement:
Transforming people into dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ, wholeheartedly committed in Worship of God, fully engaged daily in the Mission of the gospel, intimately connected in authentic Community. 

Church Values: 


3421 Old Jacksonville Hwy
Tyler, TX
(903) 561-7187

"The Bible
The Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

The Trinity
God eternally exists as the perfect love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,2; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

Jesus Christ
Jesus is fully God and fully man. He came to earth, was conceived in the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died and rose again to reconcile all people to God and to free them from the power of sin and the devil. He will return someday and consummate the building of his Kingdom. All who are his bride shall reign with him. All who reject him shall suffer eternal destruction (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13).

The Fall of Humanity
All people are sinners and need to have a saving relationship with God. People are made children of God when they repent of their sin, place their trust in Jesus Christ, and commit their life to him (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1,24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8).

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit continually draws believers closer to God, transforms them into the image of Jesus Christ, empowers them for ministry, and distributes spiritual gifts to the Church. Believers are to always seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)


Baptism and Communion
Baptism and communion are two ordinances the Lord has given the Church. The only form of baptism we practice is believer’s baptism by immersion. (Baptism: Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:26-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3-4. Communion: Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

The One Universal Church
Though it has multitudes of diverse expressions, there is only one Universal Church of Jesus Christ. It consists of all who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to use every possible means to advance the Kingdom of God against the kingdom of Satan. (Romans 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:12-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)"


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

423 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
(903) 592-1617
Who We Are 

"Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Son of God who though His life, death, resurrection and ascension has redeemed the entire universe. He created His one true Church to carry on His work of redemption by making His saving love available to the human race. His Church, the Catholic Church, offers the world the fullness of Christ’s truth and His means of grace. Speaking through His Church, Jesus Christ guides our lives in basic matters of belief and practice. Only by submitting to Jesus Christ through His Church can we be assured of submitting to Him on His terms and not on our own terms. Every Christian tradition other than the Catholic Church can offer only a partial Gospel. - Fr. Ray Ryland

From its earliest days, the Church used brief summaries to describe an outline of its most essential beliefs. These summaries are called "creeds", from the Latin credo, meaning "I believe." They are also called "professions of faith," since they summarize the faith that Christians profess.

The essential tenets of the Christian faith are outlined below in the Apostles Creed. References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church are in parenthesis.


  • God exists. There is only one God. He has revealed himself as "He who Is". His very being is Truth and Love. Even though he has revealed himself, he remains a mystery beyond understanding (Catechism, 178, 199, 200, 230, 231)
  • God is at the same time one, and three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the central mystery of Christianity. (178, 261)
  • Man responds to God's revelation by faith: believing God and adhering to his will. (176)
  • Faith is necessary for salvation. (183)
  • What God has revealed through Scripture and Sacred Catholic Tradition (what Christ taught to the Apostles) has been reliably written & handed down to us through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (96 & 97)

  • God the Father is the first Person of the one God, the Trinity.
  • We dare to call God Father only through the merits of Jesus. He taught us to call God Father. (2798, 322, 742)
  • We can call God Father only because of our union with his Son, Jesus. Through union with Jesus, we become adopted sons and daughters of God the Father. This is called divine filiation, and is the essence of the Good News. (422, 742, 1110, 1279, & Pope John Paul II, "Crossing the Threshold of Hope")
  • God is Father because he is the first origin of all things, and because of his loving care for all of us as his children. (239)
  • God is almighty because he is all powerful. The Catholic liturgy says, "God, you show your almighty power above all in your mercy and forgiveness" — by converting us from our sins and restoring us to his friendship by grace. (277)

  • God created everything in existence, material & immaterial. (317, 320, 338)
  • "The world was made for the glory of God." He freely chose to create to show forth & communicate his "glory" — his unlimited love and goodness. (293)
  • Heaven exists; it is the immaterial dwelling place of God. (326, 2802, 1023-5)
  • God upholds & sustains creation, is actively involved in its unfolding and development in time, and is the loving master of the world and of its history. (301-5, 314)
  • We can perceive God's work of creation through the apparent order & design in the natural world. (286, 299)
  • This belief in God as the first cause of all creation is compatible with various scientific theories and investigations of thesecondary causes of development in the natural world. (283-4, 306-8)
  • God deliberately created man, male and female, in his image and likeness and placed him at the summit of creation. Man alone was created for his own sake, and alone is called to share in God's own life. We are not a product of blind chance. (295, 355-6)
  • God created man as male & female: equal in value & dignity, different in nature, and complementary in purpose. (369-372)
  • While the creation accounts in Genesis may use symbolic language, it teaches profound truths about creation, man, the fall, evil, and the promise of salvation. (289, 389-90)
  • The devil, a fallen angel, is real. He is the ultimate source of all evil. (391-5, 413-15)
  • Adam, as the first man, freely chose disobedience to God, resulting in the loss of man's original holiness and justice, and brought about death. We call this state of deprivation original sin. (416-19)
  • The victory of salvation won by Christ is greater than our loss due to sin. (420)
  • The question of evil is a profound mystery. Every aspect of the Christian message is in part an answer to the question of evil. (309)

  • Jesus is the second Person of the one God, the Trinity. (422-4, 468)
  • Christ's divine sonship is the center of the apostolic faith. (442)
  • The title "Lord" indicates that Jesus is God himself. (446, 455)
  • Jesus is the "Christ," the Messiah prophesied about in Scripture in the Old Testament. His coming brought about the promised liberation of Israel and mankind from the bonds of evil and death. (422-4, 430-3, 436, 438-9)
  • Christ is the perfect, full & definitive Revelation of God. After him, there will be no other public Revelation. (73)

  • Jesus, the Word of God, became man to save us by reconciling us with the Father, so that we might know God's love, to be our model of holiness, and to make us "partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4). (457-60)
  • Belief in the Incarnation (the Son of God come in human flesh) is the distinctive sign of the Christian faith. (463)
  • Jesus assumed human form in the womb of the Virgin Mary, his mother. The conception of his human body was accomplished by the action of the Holy Spirit, and not by natural generation from man, although he is truly conceived of Mary's flesh. (456, 466, 484-6, 488, 496-8)
  • Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, as written in Scripture. (423)
  • Jesus is fully God, and fully man. As God, he has always existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit. At a specific point in history, he assumed human form and became man. He retains both of these natures fully, even now in heaven. (464, 467, 469-70)

  • Through his suffering and death, Jesus redeemed man once & for all, freeing him from slavery to sin, evil, and death. It is for our sins that he died. (571-3, 619, 1019)
  • "Jesus freely offered himself for our salvation. Beforehand, during the Last Supper, he both symbolized this offering and made it really present: 'This is my body which is given for you.'" (621)
  • As a true man, Jesus fully experienced death. (624-7, 629)
  • Jesus did not abolish the Law of the Old Testament, but fulfilled it with perfection, revealing its ultimate meaning and redeeming the transgressions against it. (592)
  • The phrase "descended into hell" means that, after dying, Jesus's human soul united to his divine person descended to the "realm of the dead" to bring salvation to the souls of the just who had already died. This opened heaven to them. (636-7)

  • The Resurrection was a real, historical event. It is the basis for our faith in all Jesus revealed to us. Jesus rose from the dead, body and soul, early on the Sunday morning after his death. He walked the earth for a brief time, and there were many witnesses of his appearances. (638-9)
  • At the same time as the Resurrection was an historical event, it remains at the heart of the mystery of faith as something that transcends and surpasses history. (647)
  • After the Resurrection, Jesus' authentic, real body also possesses new properties of a glorious body. (645)
  • The Resurrection is the principle and source of our own future resurrection. (655)

  • Christ's Ascension into heaven is a definitive entrance of Jesus' humanity into God's heavenly domain. (665)
  • The Ascension gives us hope that we, too, may enter into heaven, body and soul, and be united with Christ forever. (666)
  • Jesus Christ, as the one true mediator between God and man, intercedes for us constantly before the Father and assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit. (667)



  • There will be an end of time, and an end of this world. As the book of Revelation attests, it will come about after one final assault by the powers of evil before the final triumph of Christ's kingdom. (680)
  • At the end of time, Christ will return (the Second Coming) on Judgment Day where he will judge the living and the dead, each according to his works and according to his acceptance or refusal of grace. (681-2)

  • God the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the one God, the Trinity. (685)
  • The Holy Spirit has been working for our salvation with the Father and the Son from the beginning. But now, in these "end times" since the Incarnation, God can embody this divine plan in mankind "by the outpouring of the [Holy] Spirit: as the Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting." (CCC 686)
  • The Holy Spirit does not speak of himself or on his own. He simply reveals Christ to us and disposes us to welcome and receive Christ in faith. His mission is the same as that of the Son: to unite us to the Son so we may be adopted by the Father. (687, 689-90)
  • "The Church, a communion living in the faith of the apostles which she transmits, is the place where we know the Holy Spirit." We know him in the Church through the Scriptures he inspired, Tradition in which he acted, the Magisterium he assists, the liturgy & sacraments through which he acts to sanctify and bring us into communion with Christ, prayer as he intercedes for us, charisms he uses to build up the Church, the signs of apostolic life, and "in the witness of saints through whom he manifests his holiness and continues the work of salvation." (688)
  • "The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity's communion with men." (747)

  • The Church is the place where the Spirit flourishes. (749)
  • "'The Church' is the People that God gathers in the whole world. She exists in local communities and is made real as a liturgical, above all a Eucharistic, assembly. She draws her life from the word and the Body of Christ and so herself becomes Christ's Body." (752)
  • Everything the Church is, it is only because of Christ. It depends entirely on Christ. It shows forth Christ's light, spreads Christ's Word, and continues Christ's work. The Church Fathers used the moon as an image of the Church: all its light is reflected from the sun. (748)
  • Christ instituted the Church to be the great sacrament of our salvation through Christ's own continuing action. He gave the Church its definite structure, with Peter at its head, and conferred on it his own divine authority. He promised to remain with it until the end of time, and to send his Spirit to guide it and teach it in all truth. By all his actions, Christ prepared and built his Church. (775-6, 763-8)
  • "The Church is in history, but at the same time she transcends it. It is only 'with the eyes of faith' that one can see her in her visible reality and at the same time in her spiritual reality as bearer of divine life." (770)
  • The union between Christ and his Church is that of the bridegroom and his bride, which is a great mystery. (772)
  • The "four marks of the Church" are that it is one (through union in Christ), holy, catholic (she proclaims the fullness of the faith and is sent out to all peoples in all times), and apostolic (built on the foundation of the Apostles and is governed by Christ).
  • Unity with the Bishop of Rome (the Pope, successor to Peter) is the point of our unity with the universal Church, and with Christ himself: Peter is "the rock" on which the Church is founded. (880-85, 896)
  • As the one who through her faith & charity brought salvation into the world through her role as mother of Christ, Mary is the model of the Church. She is the spiritual mother of all members of Christ's Body, the Church. This role is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. (963-4, 967)

  • The communion of saints is the Church, past, present & future; living & dead; on earth, in purgatory, and in heaven. (946, 954-5)
  • We are a communion in two related senses: a communion of holy persons (sancta) only because we have shared a communion of holy things (sancti), namely, the sacraments, and above all else, the Eucharist. (948, 950)
  • As we pray for each other on earth, so continues the Church in heaven. Those saints in heaven, being more closely united to Christ, more effectively intercede for us. Thus we can ask the saints in heaven to pray for us, and we can also all pray for the holy souls being purified in Purgatory. (954-9)
  • In this solidarity among all men, living & dead, every act done in charity will profit all, and every sin will harm the whole communion. (953)

  • Only Christ forgives sins; the priests and sacraments are simply the means through which Christ acts to accomplish this. (987, 986)
  • In the Apostles Creed, faith in the forgiveness of sins is linked to faith in the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the communion of saints. When Christ gave the Holy Spirit to his Apostles, at the same time he gave them the power to forgive sins. (976)
  • "Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of the forgiveness of sins: it unites us to Christ, who died and rose, and gives us the Holy Spirit." (985)

  • This final pair of articles in the creed speaks of the complete fulfillment of our salvation at the end of time. Christ will raise our dead bodies, changed into a spiritual body like Christ's own glorious body (after his Resurrection), and reunite them to our immortal souls. God created man as a unity of body & soul, and that is how we will live in eternity. (988-1001, 1052)
  • Christian life is already a participation of our body & soul in Christ's death and Resurrection, through baptism. This dignity demands that we respect our bodies & those of others. (1002, 1004)
  • There are two judgments: the particular judgment of each person immediately when he dies, when the immortal soul receives its definitive reward or punishment. Then at the end of time, the Last Judgment will take place with all souls reunited with their glorified bodies. Then we will all know the ultimate meaning of creation and all of salvation, and will see our part in it, for good or ill, and receive the consequences of our own life's work. (1038-41)
  • After the Last Judgment, the righteous will reign forever with Christ, glorified in body & soul. The universe itself will end & be renewed in a new creation, a great mystery that Scripture calls "a new heaven and a new earth." This is the full and definitive reign of the Kingdom of God in the heavenly Jerusalem, where God will make his dwelling among men. (1042-44)
  • Hell is real, a place of great suffering — especially in that those in hell are forever separated from God. Although God wants to save all men, he created us with free will out of love, and allows us to reject him and choose death instead of life. (1033-37)

  • Amen is a Hebrew word related to the word for "believe". It expresses solidity, trustworthiness, faithfulness. "Amen" expresses both God's faithfulness towards us and our trust in him. (1062)
  • "Thus the Creed's final 'Amen' repeats and confirms its first words: 'I believe.' To believe is to say 'Amen' to God's words, promises and commandments; to entrust oneself completely to him who is the 'Amen' of infinite love and perfect faithfulness. The Christian's everyday life will then be the 'Amen' to the 'I believe' of our baptismal profession of faith: 'May your Creed be for you as a mirror. Look at yourself in it, to see if you believe everything you say you believe. And rejoice in your faith each day.'" (1064)
  • "Jesus Christ himself is the 'Amen.' He is the definitive 'Amen' of the Father's love for us. He takes up and completes our 'Amen' to the Father: 'For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why we utter the Amen through him, to the glory of God.'" (1065)"