KAT Biblical Statement of Faith

  • Biblical Authority. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and the authoritative rule of faith, life, and conduct for all Christians (Ps 119:105, 133, 160; Prov 30:5a; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21). As such, the Bible teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires; we are to live sensible, righteous, and godly lives (Titus 2:11-13).

  • Humanity’s Need for Salvation. All mankind has sinned (Rom 3:23). Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the penalty for sin through His death on the cross and resurrection to life (Rom 4:23-25; 5:8; 6:23; 1 John 4:9-10). Salvation comes by grace through faith in God's son, Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit (John 1:12; Eph 2:8-10). This salvation is available to every person in the world (John 3:16-17), for God desires all persons to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-5).

  • Marriage and Family. God established the institution of marriage and designed it to be an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman (Gen 2:24-25; Matt 19:4-6; Deut 17:17). This God-ordained model for marriage and the resulting family is also a picture to humanity of the relationship between Christ and His Church (Eph 5:21-30) and is not a mere social construct. All intimate sexual activity outside the biblical marriage relationship contradicts God’s design and intention, and is therefore sin (for example, Ex 20:14; Lev 18:22, 20:13; Rom 1:18-31; 1 Cor 6:9-10, 15-20; 1 Tim 1:8-11; Jude 7).

  • Sexuality. God created human beings in His own image, male and female with equal personal dignity, and these two distinct complementary biological sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-27; Matt 19:4). God’s creation of humanity as male and female, combined with scriptural principles of sexuality, means that rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within oneself; willful conduct contrary to God’s design and intention for human sexuality is therefore sin (for example, Deut 22:5, in addition to the sexuality passages in the marriage section).

I,                                                                                          , affirm and agree to the statement of faith, understand that KAT activities align with this statement, and will strive to foster an atmosphere of Christian love while upholding KAT policies and structure.

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