Perspective Papers

Israel, and the various topics surrounding it, can be very complex. We feel that many pastors avoid engaging on Israel or Jewish topics because of the unhealthy or weird things they have seen in the past. With this in mind, we have created (and continue creating) thoughtful, but concise papers on various topics to help guide you and your church into a healthy, life-giving engagement with Israel & the Jewish people.

At Gateway Church, we have been on a journey to discover Biblical truths pertaining to Israel for over two decades. We continue to learn as the Lord guides us, and these papers may continue to evolve with us as we learn. We hope you find these perspective papers helpful as you lead your church!

All Perspective Papers

Unhealthy Theologies of Israel

Perspective Paper

One of the primary reasons why GCFI exists is to guide the Church on what a healthy understanding of Israel can look like. This paper will outline some of the most common errors, misconceptions and unhealthy teachings about Israel and the Jewish people.

The Jewish Foundation of Christianity

Perspective Paper

Because this topic is so crucial at the present time, it is important to define what exactly we mean when we say that Christianity has a Jewish foundation.

To the Jew First

Perspective Paper

After boldly declaring that the gospel is powerful and effective for all who have faith in Jesus, Paul clarifies that it is: “to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

What We Believe About Israel

Perspective Paper

We believe in Israel’s irrevocable election and affirm the calling of Jewish followers of the Messiah to remain true to their identity as Jews.