What We Believe
We Believe ...
That the Bible is the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
In one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
In the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
That man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the eternal separation of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
Focusing on the Unreached
Our focus and goal as a ministry is to reach people in the 10/40 Window who have never heard about God's love. Nearly 3 billion people in the world are still unreached with the Gospel. In India alone, there are over 500,000 villages with no Gospel witness.
Training and Sending National Missionaries
National missionaries have few or no cultural barriers to overcome. They can readily share the Gospel with those who, unlike their western counterparts, have never heard. While national workers do face difficult obstacles as they take the message from village to village, they still have an enormous advantage over their co-workers from North America and other non-Asian lands.
GFA currently has 67 Bible colleges where thousands of students are preparing to minister among those who have never heard about a God who loves them.
Tremendous Results by God's Grace
Because of their faithfulness and willingness to sacrifice, national missionaries have been able to share the love of Jesus Christ with literally millions of men, women and children who had never before heard His name. Across Asia today, believers joyfully worship the Lord in places where no church existed previously.
But none of this has come easily. Our national missionaries are paying a high price of suffering, hardship and intense persecution to see people reached with Christ's love.
The fellowships that have emerged in each culture are truly indigenous in character, self-governing, self-propagating and, as soon as possible, self-supporting.
Training Tomorrow's Leaders at the GFA Biblical Seminary
Hundreds of students now attend Gospel for Asia's Biblical Seminary in India, where they are growing in their walks with Christ and being trained to fulfill His Great Commission in Asia.