STATEMENT OF FAITH & ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATION

 

Gateway Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (A. C. S. I.) and by the State of New Mexico for K5 through 12th grades.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Exodus 20:1; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; I Cor. 2:10-13; Luke 24:27, 44-45; Revelation 22:18-19

 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Psalm 2:6-9, Matthew 28:19-20; II Cor. 13:114; I Cor. 12:4-6; Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:16

 

We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 1:1-5, 14, 34; John 5:1-47; John 6:69; Matthew 1:20-23; Luke 1:31-33; Romans 1:3-4; Eph 1:20-23; Phil. 2:9-11; Col. 1:13-19; Isaiah 9:6-7

 

We believe in His virgin birth. Isaiah 7:14; Matt 1:23 We believe in His sinless life. Hebrews 1:9; Heb. 7:26 We believe in His bodily resurrection. I Cor. 15:20-23; John 20: 24-27

 

We believe in His ascension to the right hand of the Father. Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9-11; Eph 1:20- 21; Heb. 12:2

 

We believe in His personal return in power and glory. John 14:1-7; I Thess. 1:7-10; Matthew 25:31; I John 3:2; Acts 1:11; Rev. l7; Rev. 19-11-16; Rev. 20:6; Daniel 7

 

We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary. John 3:5, 14-17; John 5:24; II Cor. 5:17; Romans 6:23; Eph 2:8-9

 

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. John 16:7-15; I Cor. 6:19-20; Gal. 5:16-18; Eph. 1:13-115; Eph. 4:30; I Cor. 12:13

 

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; and those that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. Job 19:25-27; Daniel 12:2; I Cor. 6:14; John 5:29; John 11:25; Romans 6:5; I Peter 1:3; Rev. 20:4-6

 

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 2:19-22; Eph. 4:3- 6; 11-13, 15, 16

 

We believe in the assurance of eternal salvation and security of all who have been born again by faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. John 10:27-28; Eph. 4:30; Romans 8:35-39; Phil. 1:6; II Tim. 1:12; Eph. 1:13-14; II Timothy 4:8; I Peter l:3-5; Hebrews 7:25; I John 5:13

 

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26- 27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

 

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

 

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)

 

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139.)

 

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Gateway Christian’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Elder Board is the final interpretive authority on the bible’s meaning and application.