As already highlighted by our father in the Lord, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian church of God; our vision is to make heaven and to take as many people in our community (and beyond) with us as possible.
- To reach out to our community in the name of Jesus Christ and spread the love of Christ to all.
- To encourage and promote the worship of God.
- To encourage and promote Godly love amongst believers.
- To provide a platform of fellowship among Christians of like precious faith.
- To help each other grow in faith and make disciples for the work of the kingdom.
- To help people realize their dreams and fulfill their hopes through faith in Jesus Christ.
1. HOLY BIBLE
We believe that the Holy Bible is ?God?s Word?. The truth revealed in it has no human origin, but God. The Holy Spirit inspired holy men of God to write the Holy Bible. We therefore believe that the Holy Bible is without error, completely true, relevant and an up-to-date book. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament as eternal, authoritative, coherent, complete and all sufficient, and the only infallible rule of faith. Its message is intended for the human race. It is expressed in words and in terms, which human beings can understand. Its central theme and purpose is the salvation of man. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 12:6, Matthew 24:35, Psalm 119:160.
2. GOD THE FATHER
We believe God is the creator of Heaven and earth, who created man in His own image. (Genesis 1:1, 26-28; 2: 2-7)
3. JESUS CHRIST
Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of the living God. He came to the world purposely to save sinners according to the scriptures. He has existed throughout eternity, one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. He is the only begotten Son of God and the beloved of God. His coming to the world had been foretold by prophets. He came in the flesh and to die for us. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary without sin. He lived a perfect life, preached the gospel of the kingdom of God, performed miracles, healed the sick and raised the dead. He voluntarily surrendered his life to his enemies to be crucified. He then resurrected, and ascended to heaven to become our high priest. Jesus Christ will return to establish the kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords with His saints forever. Matthew 17:15-17; John 1:1-14; Acts 2:32-33; Hebrews 4:14-15, Revelation 1:13:16
4. HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the TRINITY. He has the same power, the same glory with God the Father and God the Son ? John 14:16-17; John 15:26; Matthew 3:16; Acts 13:24. He is one with Father and the Son who is to be worshiped and served. Three Persons that who are indeed one are the source of blessings to all the living creatures in Heaven and on earth ? Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; I John 1:5-7. The Holy Spirit has a great work to perform. He teaches, He speaks to men, and bears witness in us ? Acts 16:6-7; He performs the work of regeneration for man- John 3:5-6; He also performs the work of sanctification in the born again souls until they are fully sanctified ? John 16:8; Ephesians 1:17-19; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Corinthians 6:11. This same Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts they can use ? I Corinthians 12:7; His present indwelling ministry enables the Christian live a godly and holy life. Acts 1:8; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:11-13
We believe in the Divine Trinity. One Triune God exists in three Persons- God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfection Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:7.
6. FALL OF MAN
Man (Adam) was created in the image of God before whom he walked in innocence, holiness, and purity, but by disobedience and transgression, he fell from the glory of God to the depths of sin. The consequence of this is that all mankind became sinners by nature having been born after the fallen image of Adam. In his fallen state man is incapable of pleasing God or having any relationship with Him. Ordinarily, every man is totally inclined to evil, guilty before God and without excuse, deserving the condemnation and judgment of a just and Holy God. Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 2:7; Psalm 139:14; Col. 1:16; Psalm 51:5; Mark 1:15
Sin is an inward spiritual attitude of rebellion towards God, which is expressed in outward acts of disobedience. Man in his fallen state cannot approach God or save himself and therefore needs a savior. Jesus Christ came to save man from sin. He is without sin, but He took our sin upon Himself and died in our place. He rose again from the dead, that we might be forgiven and receive eternal life. The word salvation in the Greek means ?soteria? which is translated ?saving? or ?deliverance? and preservation from destruction and judgment. To appropriate salvation, we must acknowledge our sins and repent from them; we must believe that Christ died for us, and rose again; we must receive the risen Christ as our personal Savior, and we must publicly confess Him as our Lord. Hebrews 9:29, Romans 3:10, 23, Acts 3:19, Romans 10:8-13, Jude 3:24.
The word sanctification in the Greek language is ?hagiasmos? meaning (1) to be apart from sin (2) consecrated unto God, to be conformed to His holiness, purity, and perfection of character. The scripture teaches that ?sanctified? is what the believer is [not a process, but a state, which the believer has already entered into once and for all. Acts 20:32; Romans 15:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 10:10-14; Ephesians 5:25-26; 1 Peter 1:2; Acts 26:18], and ?perfect? is what he is expected to be. Perfection is a spiritual growth for those who have been sanctified and consecrated. Therefore it is the total yielding of one?s life to the Holy Spirit, living the crucified life; being an overcomer; and being conformed to the image of Christ Himself. Perfection and true holiness are impossible without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Attempts at achieving perfection without the Holy Spirit lead to frustration and failure being the work of flesh. 1 Peter 2:21-22; 1 Peter 1:15; John 3:8-9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Matthew 5:48
9. BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism in the Holy Ghost is a supernatural endowment with power from heaven to equip the Christian for effective witness and service. The initial evidence of Holy Spirit Baptism is speaking in unknown tongue as the spirit gives utterance. The unknown tongue is a prayer language given to the believer, understood by God but unknown to man except by revelation. It enables the Christian to build up his own spiritual life by direct and continual communion with God. It is the gateway into a life in which both the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost are manifested. In the New Testament church, this experience was considered normal for all believers. Joel 2:28; Luke 3:16; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:2; Mark 16:17
10. DIVINE HEALING
Sickness is a direct consequence of the fall of man and his continuance in sin. Redemption not only dealt with sin but also its consequences, which include sickness and diseases. Christ died on the cross; bore our sins, and sicknesses. Divine healing for our bodies comes through the appropriation of the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary and faith in the word of God. Believers and others receive healing for their bodies, through healing ministration and deliverance in the name of Jesus. This can be accomplished by laying on of hands, praying for others in absentia and by getting bible believing church elders to anoint them with oil in the name of Jesus. Luke 13:11, 16; James; 2 Corinthians 1:19-20; 1 John 3:8; Mark 16:17-18
11. SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST
When Jesus Christ first came to earth about 2000 years ago, His coming exactly fulfilled in every detail all the prophecies of the bible relating to that event. When he left this earth to return to heaven, He promised His disciples very definitely that He would come back to earth again. Apart from these promises which Jesus Himself gave, there are many prophecies throughout the whole bible concerning the Second Coming of Christ more than there are about His first coming. Since the prophecies of His first coming were exactly and literally fulfilled, the RCCG believe that the prophecies of His Second Coming will be fulfilled in the same way. John 14:2-3; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51.
12. WATER BAPTISM
Believing in Jesus Christ produces an inward change in our heart; baptism in water is an outward act of obedience, by which we testify of the change that has taken place in our hearts. By this act, we make ourselves one with Jesus Christ in His burial and resurrection. It symbolizes separation we are separated from the old life of sin and defeat. We come out of the water to lead a new life of righteousness and victory, made possible by God?s power in us. Mark 16:16; Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:37-39; Romans 6:4
Restitution is the act of restoring anything to its rightful owner; act of giving an equivalent for loss or damage. Restitution makes a person pay back just debts, restore stolen or misappropriated articles, uncover his crimes and confess his lies. This is to be done whether the person injured knew it or not – God knows. Genesis 20:1-18; Genesis 32:9-32; Luke 19:8-10; Philemon 7:21; Acts 24:16
14. THE LORD?S SUPPER
The Lord?s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His suffering, death and a prophecy of His Second Coming. Jesus Christ commanded the church to do it in His remembrance. The bible record also shows the early church took this commandment seriously. Luk.22: 14-19, Acts 2: 42, 46, 2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26.
RCCG LifeGate Chapel is led by Deacon Josiah ?Bosun Akinde with his wife Modupe Akinde. Both Modupe and Josiah came to know the Lord, in spectacular fashions, about 25 years ago. Josiah was ordained as a Deacon in the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2002. Over the years, both of them have served the Lord in various capacities and leadership positions in various ministries within and outside the Redeemed Christian Church of God. As co-laborers in the vineyard and by His grace, have been involved in the planting and nurturing of a few churches in Nigeria, UK and Canada; including being part of the core group that started the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Alberta, Canada.
Josiah?s passion is for everyone to grow to the full measure of grace and talent that God has endowed one with. He has learnt that the scripture that says ??I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me? (Phil 4:13) is not just a mere scripture but a scripture that is fully alive; having experienced the power of this scripture in his own life, in his ministry and in the testimony of others. No wonder the motto for LifeGate Chapel is ?For with God nothing will be impossible.?(Lk 1:37)
As a family, both Modupe and Josiah are blessed with five wonderful children ? Kolade, Korede, Keyede, Richard and Rachel.
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The membership of the RCCG ? LIFEGATE CHAPEL, CALGARY shall be open to all persons which also include affiliate members of the Mission. The number of members is not limited.
A person shall become eligible for membership of the Mission after he or she shall have given his or her life to Jesus Christ by acknowledging that Jesus Christ is his or her Savior and Lord. Evidence of conversion to the Christian faith shall be his or her acceptance of the doctrines of the Church.
REASONS TO BECOME MEMBERS
- Becoming members is indicative of our commitment to the church, it?s programs and have a voice in all that happens in the church
- The Bible says that ?the harvest is plenty but laborers are few.? True workers are the ones that God can depend upon for the expansion of His work here on earth and to carry out the great commission.
- This is an opportunity to enjoy intimate fellowship with the Lord. The bible records that when the crowd have dispersed, Jesus will retreat with His disciples to explain His parables to them (Matt 13: 10-11, 36, 52)
- Workers are the ones in whose hands the great commission is committed. The bible says ?How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?? (Romans 10:14)
- There is immense blessing in being a worker;
- You grow
- You help others grow
- Your labor of love never go unnoticed by God
- You are the husbandman that will be the first partaker of the fruits
- The Judaites ? Our Praise & Worship Team
- Outreach ? Evangelism and Community Events
- Teaching ? Sunday School & Believers Class
- Home Care ? House Fellowship
- Pastoral Care ? Welfare, Visitation & Counselling
- Young Adult
- Excellent Men
- Virtuous Women
- The Wisdom Years
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