We believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God. We believe that it is our final authority in all matters of faith, practice and is all-sufficient. Thus, we are constantly reforming ourselves in view of God’s word (Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:19).
God's Law-Word lays the groundwork for all just laws, and therefore the general equity of His Word is the standard for our legislative work. Only the Christian worldview can provide meaningful moral absolutes which should be legislated according to.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in the only true God (John 17:3), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity. He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4), and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8).
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-5; Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe Him to be true God and true man (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 1:18; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16).
It is the incarnation of Jesus Christ as a single-celled zygote in the womb of Mary which fundamentally grounds the ministry of Equal Protection Indiana.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, (Titus 3:5-6) baptizing the believer into one body, of which Christ is the head. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living (Mark 13:11; John 14:26; John 16:13; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness and of coming judgment (John 16:8-11).
We believe man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntarily transgressing, fell from his sinless and happy state. Consequently, all mankind is sinful. All people are sinners not only by inheritance, but also by their own choice and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. (Romans 3:23) We believe that without exception every man and every woman is totally depraved and needs a Savior (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19)
There is no greater manifestation of this original sin in our culture than abortion. Therefore, any attempt to address abortion without the gospel of Jesus Christ is in vain.
Salvation is by grace and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). In other words, we are saved by grace through faith in Christ (Acts 4:12; Acts 10:43; etc.). Repentance is necessary for forgiveness and salvation (Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19; Acts 20:21). Repentance is not just a change of mind, for Jesus equated it to turning from one’s evil ways (Matthew 12:41 cf. Jonah 3:10). At the point of instant salvation (Luke 19:9) one is declared righteous (Romans 4), given the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23) and is made a child of God (1 John 3:2). Those who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit will persevere to the end (Phil 1:6).
There is forgiveness for the sin of abortion in Christ alone, and for those who have committed this sin, Christ is a willing and able Savior!
The Church and its Mission
The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: To evangelize the world (Acts 1:8), to worship God, and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 14:12). The New Testament also encourages and lays down principles for God's people to be connected by membership in a local church congregation, under the accountability of elders (Hebrews 10:25; Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 5:17).
Francis Schaeffer once said, “Every abortion clinic should have a sign in front of it saying, ‘Open by the permission of the church of Jesus Christ.’” Abortion will be abolished through the Church of Jesus Christ.