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Living Word Bible Church

6306 South Gray Road

Indianapolis, IN 46237

Article I

Name

 

The name of this church shall be the Living Word Bible Church, hereinafter referred to as “this church”, which is a d.b.a. of Bible Doctrine Church of Indianapolis, Inc., an Indiana non-profit corporation, under the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

 

Article II

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this church is to present Bible teaching in an isagogic, categorical, and exegetical format, standing unequivocally in support for the fundamentals of Christianity as contained in the Holy Scriptures. 

 

The thrust of this church is to provide sound, accurate doctrine to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, so that each might have an opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18), to the end that each might become spiritually self-sustaining, i.e. until we all attain the goal in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a mature man, unto the standard of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:13)

 

The execution of the purpose and thrust of this church is the uniform and consistent teaching of the Canon of Scripture.

 

Article III

 

Doctrine

 

The following basic doctrines contained in the Holy Scriptures are adopted by this church:

 

The Holy Scriptures:  We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God, authoritative, inerrant, and God-breathed (qeo,pneustoj, 2 Tim. 3:16), and the only source of divine truth.

(Mat. 5:18; John 16:12-13; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).

 

The Godhead:  We believe in one Triune God, existing in three Persons;  Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4; Mat. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).  God the Father is the Author of the Divine Plan; God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the implementer of the Divine plan; God the Holy Spirit is the energizer of the Divine plan. 

 

Sovereignty:  We believe that God, existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is sovereign, and exercises supreme and absolute rule over all creation as part of and consistent with the essence and attributes of deity (1 Chro. 29:11-12; Ps. 24:1; Dan. 4:35; Eph. 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:15).

 

The Total Depravity of Man:  We believe that man was created initially in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin, the human race fell, inherited his sinful nature, became alienated from God, and is totally unable to retrieve his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23, 5:12; Eph. 2:12; 2:8-9)

 

 

The Person and Work of Christ:  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, and equal to God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man; that He accomplished our redemption through His deaths on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice; that our redemption is made sure to us by His literal physical resurrection from the dead (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24-25, 4:25; 1 Pet. 1:3-5); that the Lord Jesus Christ is now seated in Heaven, exalted at the right hand of God, where as the High Priest for his people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Heb. 9:24, 7:35; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).

 

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6306 Gray Road | Indianapolis, IN 46237 | Phone: (317) 781-9030

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