Statement of Faith

Gatekeepers Global Ministry is a Bible-believing, Christ-centred, Spirit-filled, and God glorifying ministry.

 We believe in:

The Trinity – There is one God who exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are co-equal and co-eternal, and of the same nature.

Monotheism – There is only one God in all existence

The deity of Christ and the Hypostatic Union (that Jesus is both fully God and man)

The Resurrection of Christ – Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried, descended to hell and rose on the third day. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the eleven apostles and to various others on numerous occasions before ascending to the right hand of His Father and sending the promised Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.

Salvation is a free Gift of God’s grace“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Salvation is received by faith alone (John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10)

A person cannot enter the Kingdom of God unless he/she is born again (John 3:3, 5)

Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and is the proper object of faith. By entering into relationship with Christ and asking forgiveness for our sins thus accepting His Lordship, we are forgiven and restored to right relationship with God, inheriting eternal life.

God is love and God the Father sent His Son to die as a one time sacrifice for our sins and restore our relationship to Himself through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16)

The forgiveness of sins through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Christ on the Cross of Calvary and the promise of eternal life in Christ. All mankind is sinful and have fallen short of the glory of God.

The Gospel of the Good News of the Kingdom“Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures”(1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

The Kingdom of God is a present reality which we can experience by way of new birth (John 3:3) and a realm into which men enter now (Matthew 21:31) through child like faith (Mark 10:15)

The Kingdom of God is also a future Kingdom which will be consummated at the Second coming of Christ (Matthew 25:34, 8:11)

At the end of the Age the Lord will return to judge and separate the righteous from the unrighteous (Matthew 25:21-46)

The Bible is the infallible and inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Believers are to be baptised in water as a sign of remission of their sins

Believers are also to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit

Believers are to partake of the Lord’s Supper 

 

Followers of Jesus are to fulfil the Great Commission. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising 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 surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Followers of Jesus are to fulfil the two great commandments summed up in Jesus words,“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:31-40)