Our Statement of Faith
Love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind. (Matthew 22:37)
Kinsman Redeemer is founded with all confidence and trust in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Word of God. His infinite love, knowledge, wisdom, mercy and grace will direct our lives. We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom, and goodness, the Creator and Preserver of all things. Within the Godhead there are three persons of one essential nature, power, and eternity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe man and woman were made in His image chosen to important work in this world as his ambassadors on earth.
He also gave them the gift of Holy Matrimony the ability to conceive and bear children. We agree that God begins and sustains life at conception and gives to each person meaning, dignity, and value.
We believe sin entered the world and all people are separated from God and live in a world corrupted by sin. We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man. He died on the cross and was buried, to be a sacrifice both for original sin and for all human transgressions, and to reconcile us to God. Christ rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and there intercedes for us at the Father’s right hand until He returns to judge all humanity.
In matters of faith and life, the Bible is the Word of God and the first and final authority. We believe that the books of the Old and New Testaments constitute the Holy Scriptures. They are inspired and infallibly written, fully inerrant in their original manuscripts and superior to all human authority, and have been transmitted to the present generation without corruption. We believe that they contain all things necessary unto salvation: That we receive forgiveness of sins by faith in Jesus Christ and that God provides salvation by grace alone for those who repent and believe.
We believe that there are two great commandments: To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that the church and the Christian community as a whole have the obligation to protect, preserve and enhance life as fully as possible for each person, both the born and the unborn. All people are called to a life of faith in Christ and enabled to be diligent in His purposes until His kingdom fully comes. The Spirit of God is ever present, assuring, preserving, guiding, and enabling the believer and giving us hope.
We believe that the certainty of the personal and imminent return of Christ inspires holy living and zeal for the evangelization of the world. At His return He will fulfill all prophecies made concerning His final and complete triumph over evil. He will gather us to Himself as one new family in Christ and throughout eternity fully enhance the lives of His children as citizens of His kingdom. We face that day without fear, for Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. To Him be the glory! Amen.
Members of the Board and applicants for grant monies are requested to indicate their personal agreement with our Statement of Faith.