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A ministry of Gateway United Baptist Church

2401 North Bell Avenue
Denton, TX  76209
940-382-9367


In the Union building.

 

Offices located at 209 Peach St. 
On the West Side of the Gateway Campus.

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We proudly stand in the Baptist tradition. Scripture is our highest authority. We reject both Calvinism and Arminianism and preach God's free grace summarized by these doctrinal distinctives:

 

  • Jesus died on the cross for all humanity and took away the sins of the world: “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29); “and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).

  • Jesus promised to give believers eternal life: “This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life” (1 John 2:25); "Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life" (1 Tim 1:16).

  • The one condition to have eternal life is to believe in Jesus for it: “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36); “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life” (John 6:47).

  • Eternal life is a free gift, given by faith apart from works: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8-9); "He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5); "But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness" (Rom 4:5).

  • Having eternal life means being eternally secure (e.g., once saved, always saved): “and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand” (John 10:28-29); "If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself" (2 Tim 2:13); "If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire" (1 Cor 3:15).

  • Spiritual growth is conditioned on having your mind renewed by Bible doctrine and abiding in His Word: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:2); “that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth” (Eph 2:22-24); “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17); "So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine" (John 8:31); ""If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you" (John 15:7a); "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love" (John 15:10).

  • Believers should do good works for the sake of their neighbors: “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?" (Jas 2:15-16); "But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?" (1 John 3:17).

  • Eternal life is a free gift given by faith apart from works. But God rewards the believer’s good works with eternal rewards: “Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire” (1 Cor 3:12-15).

  • Born-again believers are expected to become spiritually mature, but can remain immature or even become carnal through wilful disobedience: "Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity" (Heb 6:1); "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food" (Heb 5:12); "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ" (1 Cor 3:1).

  • Jesus is coming back to establish His kingdom on earth. Faithful believers will have the privilege of reigning with Him during the Millennium: “And Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel’” (Matt 19:28); “So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, ‘Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?’” (Acts 1:6); “If we endure, we will also reign with Him” (2 Tim 2:12).

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

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