First Baptist Church of Osawatomie
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What we believe

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Our Beliefs


The Word of God

The Bible is inerrant, infallible, central in our faith and practice as individuals and as a church, and is sufficient for all circumstances of life. It is God's final and complete specific revelation.


Man is God's special creation, created in God’s own image and for His glory. He created us male and female as the crowning work of His creation. Mankind lives in active rebellion against God as a result of original sin. Now, by nature and by choice, man seeks after his own glory rather than the glory of God. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.


There is one and only one living God. God has eternally existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

The Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures and the flow of the stream of human history. He is sovereign over all the universe. From every atom to every galaxy, all things are under His authority and perfect plan.

The Son

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is 100% God and 100% man. He lived the perfect life and never sinned. He died on the cross satisfying God's wrath towards sin, which enables mankind, through Jesus, to enter into fellowship with God. After three days, Jesus resurrected from the dead, conquering death. Jesus currently reigns supreme over all the created order while sitting at God's right hand. He will return to earth and act as the final and just judge of all the world. 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. He calls, regenerates, and saves all who repent and believe the Gospel.


Salvation involves the reception of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

The Church

The local church is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel.