TKA Statement of Faith
• We believe the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God written, which are contained in the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible Word, written by men who were divinely and uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it is our supreme authority in matters of faith and practice. We affirm our belief in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scripture in their original autographs. In addition, we believe that the Old and New Testaments are a complete witness to God’s redemption through the incarnation of Jesus Christ, who is the Living Word. The Holy Scriptures are authoritative for us; are the absolute of God’s revelation of what we are to believe and how we are to live and reveal all we need to know about God, all He requires of us and His will for the Church.
• We believe God the Father is sovereign in creation, providence, and salvation. He is Lord God Almighty, who in the beginning created all things from nothing. He simply spoke and it was. Because he is sovereign, He controls all of His creation. The crowning achievement of His creation was when He made man in His own image - a living soul, who is a spiritual being, housed in a human body. Man disobeyed God and sin came into the world. The perfect relationship between God and man was fractured. In His sovereignty, mercy, justice, and holiness, God made provision by paying the sin debt through His Son Jesus Christ, to forgive man’s sin, to heal the fractured relationship, and to restore man in His image. The Scripture refers to the fulfillment of God’s provision of salvation as “being born again”, not of the flesh, but of the spirit.
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’” (John 3:5-7 NIV)
• We believe Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Godhead. He is the only begotten Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of Mary who was a virgin. He took upon Himself the form of a man. In His essence, He is fully and completely God and man at the same time. Through His death on the cross, He paid the debt for our sins, and through His bodily resurrection, He made it possible for us to stand in the presence of God forgiven, justified, redeemed, and adopted into the family of God. Salvation is not based on good works or merit but on the sacrificial death and atoning work of Jesus Christ, which is received by faith alone. Jesus is the only way to salvation - there is salvation in no other person or system of belief. Through Him, we are in the process of being sanctified as we grow to be more and more like Him.
• We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead, who has come to glorify Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit leads us into a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ, He convicts us that we are sinners and He applies the saving work of Jesus to our hearts and gives us faith to accept Jesus as our personal Savior and Lord. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live as the people of God, to perform good works, and to be witnesses to His glory. The Holy Spirit leads us into sanctification. He does that as He produces the Fruits of the Spirit in our lives. Sanctification is never complete in this life; however, we are constantly growing toward its completion.
• We believe one day Jesus will return in all power and glory. On the day of His return, there will be the resurrection of both the saved into eternal life and the unsaved into eternal damnation.