Gates of Praise

OUR BELIEF

1

THE DIVINE INSPIRATION

THE DIVINE INSPIRATION

The Divine Inspiration of Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2

THE UTTER DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE

THE UTTER DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE

The utter depravity of human nature (Gen. 3:23-24); the necessity for repentance and regeneration (John 3:5) and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent (Matt 25:44-46).

3

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

The Virgin Birth (Matt. 1:18), the Sinless Life (1 Peter 2:22) and the Atoning Death (1 John 2:2) of our Saviour & Lord – Jesus Christ.

4

THE TRIUMPHANT RESURRECTION

THE TRIUMPHANT RESURRECTION

The Triumphant Resurrection (Mark 16:6; 1Cor. 15:20), the Ascension (Act 1:9-11) and the Priestly Intercessions of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 2:1).

5

THE JUSTIFICATION

THE JUSTIFICATION

The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

6

THE SUBSTITUTIONARY SACRIFICE

THE SUBSTITUTIONARY SACRIFICE

The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God – Jesus Christ, as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from guilt and power of sin and its eternal consequences.

7

THE ILLUMINATION

THE ILLUMINATION

The illuminating, regeneration, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit.

8

REBIRTH

REBIRTH

In the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, whereby a person is born again to be a child of God.

9

BAPTISM

BAPTISM

Baptism in water, by immersion, after regeneration, in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

10

IN-FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

IN-FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

In the necessity of being filled with the Holy Spirit continually in order to have power to be witnesses for Christ - by life and by word.

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THE PRIESTHOOD

THE PRIESTHOOD

The priesthood of all believers who from the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world (Matt.28:20).

12

THE EXPECTATION

THE EXPECTATION

The expectation of the personal visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory and Millennial Reign upon the Earth (Rev. 20:4-6).

13

THE NINE GIFTS

THE NINE GIFTS

The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit for the edification, exhortation, spiritual, physical healing and comfort of the Church which is the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12: 8-10).

14

THE INSTITUTION

THE INSTITUTION

The institution of marriage as ordained by God to be between a man and a woman (Gen.2:21-25) and affirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ (Mt.19:4-6).

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CHURCH GOVERNMENTS AS OFFICES OCCUPIED BY APOSTLE

CHURCH GOVERNMENTS AS OFFICES OCCUPIED BY APOSTLE

Church governments as offices occupied by Apostle, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers (Eph. 4:13) with the aim to empower, envision, enable, enrich and equip both the local and the universal Body of Christ. And, Elders and Deacons as constituting the internal local church structure in managing the church affairs (Titus 1:5-9; 1Tim.3:1-15).

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