Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Beliefs

Life Gate is built upon the following Essential Beliefs. These beliefs describe Life Gate Church.

ABOUT GOD

God is the Godhead revealed as one God existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible and eternal.

Matthew 28:19
2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Lord and Savior of Mankind, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.
Luke 1: John 1:14-1826-35
Isaiah 7:14; 9:6

Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, is now seated at the right hand of God, and is ruling His Kingdom.
Daniel 7:9-14
Ephesians 1:20-22
1 Timothy 6:14-16

Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto his disciples.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 4:25

The Lord Jesus Christ bodily ascended to heaven, was exalted to the right hand of God, and will personally, literally and bodily come again the Last Day.
John 14:2, 3
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Holy Spirit

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a real experience at or subsequent to being born again with spiritual evidence. Speaking in other tongues is a gift of the Spirit, a means of prayer, and an evidence of the Spirit’s presence in a life.

Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46
Galatians 3:14-15

The gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and manifested in the early Church are for today.

Bible

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is the infallible and inerrant word of God. It is then the final authority for all matters of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16
1 Corinthians 2:13

CHURCH

ABOUT CHURCH

There is one true universal Church made up of genuine believers; but this one universal Church is also composed of many local churches in given localities. These churches are under the sovereign headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercise autonomous government under Him, administer all their local affairs and ministry, as well as propagate the Gospel. 
Acts 15:22; 14:23
Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20
1 Timothy 5:17

Mankind

ABOUT MANKIND

Man was created, tested and fell as recorded in Genesis and thereby is spiritually depraved and unable to attain to divine righteousness on his own. 
Romans 5:12-18

Sinners may be saved by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins.
Ephesians 2:8-10
Hebrews 9:12,22
Romans 5:11

There is a reward of eternal life for believers and a consequence of eternal judgment for unbelievers.
Mark 9:43-48
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
Revelation 20:10-15

God seeks the progressive maturing of the believer.
Romans 12:1-3
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
1 John 2:12

Baptism

ABOUT WATER BAPTISM

Water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, as manifested in the early church is necessary.
Acts 2:37-42; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5
Colossians 2:11-12
Mark 16:16-18

Communion

ABOUT COMMUNION

The Table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion, The Lord’s Supper, or the Eucharist, should be practiced by believers often. 
1 Corinthians 11:28-32
Matthew 26:26-28
Luke 22:19-20

ABOUT THE DEVIL

The Devil is real and personal, and there is eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels.
Matthew 25:41
Revelation 20:15-15

ABOUT HEALING

Healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its various aspects as practiced in the early Church is for today.
Acts 4:30
Romans 8:11
1 Corinthians 12:9
James 5:14

Giving

ABOUT GIVING

Giving is a very personal issue with each of us. However, there is nothing more clearly taught in the scriptures than giving. We are to give 10% of all God blessed us with to his kingdom. As the government is blessed prior to taxes, i.e. “gross,” we are to bless the Lord with the gross. 
Malachi 3:10

Giving is to be done cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 9:7