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Statement of Faith

  • I am a Christian saved from the eternal wrath of God by faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, through his death and resurrection, by which I am assured of eternal life (John 3:16-18; Romans 3:23-26).
  • I believe Jesus Christ is exactly who he claimed to be (Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; Luke 22:70; John 4:25-26; John 6:29; John 8:58; John 11:25-27; John 14:6-7; John 15:5).

  • I have repented of my sins and have been made a new creation in Christ (1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:17).

  • In obedience to Scripture, I agree that baptism in water is a necessary step of obedience to Christ. Through baptism I personally identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and publicly demonstrate my commitment as a disciple of Jesus (Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21).

Statement of doctrine:

  • We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament in their original writings.

  • We regard the Scriptures as being final as to authority and infallible as to truth, regarding all facets of church life and discipline.

  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, namely Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

  • We believe that God created man in His own image. Thereafter sin entered the first man through disobedience on man’s part resulting in spiritual death for all mankind.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ had to die for the sins of mankind so that man could be reconciled back to God.

  • We believe in the bodily death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

  • We believe in His ascension into heaven and His future return to earth.

  • We believe in the initial reception of the Holy Spirit at conversion (Romans 8:9), His internal sealing work thereafter (Ephesians 1:13), followed by continual infillings of His presence from within us (Ephesians 5:18).

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

  • We believe in the regular practice of the breaking of bread and the taking of wine / grape juice to remind us of the new covenant established through Christ’s death on our behalf.

  • We believe in the baptism of believers by immersion in water.

  • We believe in the five-fold ministry gifts of Ephesians 4:11-12.

  • We believe in using these gifts in the life of the church and to affect the communities we minister in.

  • We believe in the equality of all persons irrespective of their race, culture or social background.

  • We believe that marriage is a creational ordinance ordained by God between a man and a woman and that any relationship of a sexual nature outside of marriage, or between people of the same sex is contrary to Scripture and therefore unacceptable to God and His Church.

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"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

- Ephesians 2:10

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Welcome to Gateway Church

We are a dynamic and diverse, multi-racial family in Christ, who believe in the principle of “each one - reach one” (what you are taught you should be able to teach to others effectively).

We believe that all Christians are disciples who should be equipped correctly to disciple others.  God has already prepared and purposed our “good works” when we gave our lives to serve Christ, we need simply to step into being obedient and fulfilling them.

“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10. 

 

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