What We Believe

Statement of Faith

The following are the core beliefs of New Life Church Houston based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and is our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13)

The Godhead

The God-head is manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, all being co-equal. (Philippians 2:6)


Man was created in the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression, sin entered into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. He gave his life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. Man is saved in Christ by faith through grace. (Romans 3:10, 3:23, 5:12, I John 3:8, Ephesians. 2:8)

The New Birth

Man’s first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that works repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life. The new birth occurs when one confesses Jesus Christ as Lord of their life, and believes that God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9,10; II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5)

Water Baptism

Water Baptism is a direct commandment of our Lord, for believers, as a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

This is a gift subsequent to salvation to empower the believer to be a witness for Christ. (Acts 1:8, 2:4,2:38-39; John 14:16-17)

Divine Healing

Healing for the physical ills of the human body is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; I Peter 2:24)


We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a progressive work of God’s grace, beginning with the believer’s salvation and continuing throughout his life on earth. (Hebrews 12:14; II Peter 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Thessalonians 5:23)

Eternal Judgment

We believe that when one physically dies without Christ, he is eternally lost and is subject to eternal retribution in the lake of fire, which was created for Satan and his demons. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20)