Statement of Faith
The Word of God, which contains sixty-six divinely inspired books (2 Peter 1:20-21), has been perfectly preserved through its transmission and is, in every way, absolutely sufficient in teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
GOD’S WORD BECAME FLESH
Jesus is the co-eternal Son of God who is equal to both the Father and Spirit in all aspects of deity (John 1:1-2; Colossians 1:15-20). He was miraculously born of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-35), lived His entire life perfectly obedient to the Law and without sin (Hebrews 4:15), took upon Himself the divine wrath of the Father towards sinful humanity by suffering and dying on the cross (Isaiah 53; John 19:30), then buried (John 19:38-42) and, three days later (Matthew 27:63), rose from the dead (Matthew 28:6). He now offers His victory over sin and death to all who believe in Him (John 3:16).
Humankind was originally designed to exist in perfect fellowship with God but, soon after creation, willingly chose to rebel against God’s authority in order to define morality for themselves (Genesis 2-3). Human sin, therefore, has affected every aspect of our lives leaving us completely separated from God and in need of His saving grace (Romans 3:9-26; Ephesians 2:1-10).
Apart from God and His sovereign grace no one would be saved (Matthew 19:23-26). However, the amazing truth of Scripture is that man is not on His own (Genesis 1 – Revelation 22). God willingly chose to send His own Son in order to extend salvation to all who believe in the sacrifice He made. Eternal salvation is a genuine offer and a free gift to everyone who places their faith in the person and work of Christ (Romans 10:9-13). Also, someday soon the Lord Jesus will return to this world in order to rescue His people and bring them into their eternal home (Revelation 22:20).
God has commissioned His Church with the task of taking His Word to all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). As Christians, we are called to live godly lives which reflect His grace (2 Timothy 1:9) and are commanded to use every means necessary to make Him known (Jude 1:22-23).
See Baptist Faith and Message 2000 for the complete doctrinal statement to which FBC Kahoka adheres.