About Living Word

What We Believe 
Section 1: We believe that the Bible (Holy Scripture) is inspired by God, entirely
trustworthy, infallible and the absolutely supreme authority in all matters of 
faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16, 17).
Section 2: We believe in one God, who has always existed in three Persons, Father, 
Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29;Isaiah 43:10).
Section 3: We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh,
His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His death, His 
resurrection, His ascension, His work as the only mediator between man and God, 
and His personal return in power and glory.  In remembrance, and as a reminder,
of His sacrificial death on our behalf, we  celebrate the ordinance of Holy
Communion the Lords Supper.
Section 4: We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful man only by faith in
the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, not by works (Rom. 4:1-5).
Section 5: We believe in the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is 
regenerated, and empowered to live a holy life in order to witness and work
for the Lord Jesus Christ, (Matthew 3:11: John 20:22; 1 Corinthians 6:19).
Section 6: We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both the saved and lost; 
they that are saved unto the eternal life; and they that are lost unto eternal
death, (Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:12 & 21).
Section 7: We believe that water baptism is an essential and necessary step for
an obedient born again believer, and is to be performed by immersion only upon 
repentant believers. We hold water baptism as an ordinance of the 
church (Acts 2:38).
Section 8:  We hold that all believers may speak in other tongues as the 
Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:40). We believe that “speaking in tongues” 
is the Scriptural physical sign, which accompanies the baptism of the Holy 
Spirit.
Section 9:  We believe that each believer should speak in tongues and then
strongly desire the spiritual gift of prophesy so that he or she might build
up and encourage the whole Church. (I Cor. 14:1-5). We further believe that
prophecy in the Church is a sign of the end-time visitation of God 
(Joel 2; Acts 2), for the "testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." 
(Revelation 19:10).
Section 10: We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands for 
(1) the confirmation of ministries by the laying on of hands,
(Acts 13:1,3); (2) the impartation of the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17,18);
(3) the ministry of healing to the sick (Mark 16:16); (4) the blessing and
dedication (setting apart) of children (Mark 10:16). We also hold the dedication
of children as an ordinance of the Church.
Section 11: We believe in the five-fold ministry given to the church by Jesus
Christ when He ascended into heaven, and that these ministries continues to be
needed and should be expected today - that is, the ministries of apostles 
prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Working with these ministries
will be elders, deacons, and the gifted men and women of the Church 
(Ephesians 4:11).
Section 12: We believe that the nine gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12)
should be and must be operative in the Church today in order for the 
believers to enjoy the fullness of God; also, that these gifts are imparted 
by the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit and only work or are operated by the 
Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:11).
Section 13: We hold that healing for the body is provided in the sacrificial
death of our Lord Jesus Christ, for "by His stripes we are healed."
(I Peter 2:24, 25).
Section 14: We believe that "the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made [us]
free" from the curse of sin, sickness and death. (Rom. 8:2; Matt. 8:17).
Section 15: We believe in marriage, the covenant relationship between a man
and a woman, which is declared before God and the Church. We hold marriage
as an ordinance of the Church, which is a reflection of the relationship 
between Jesus and His Church, (Ephesians 5:22-33).
Section 16: We believe in the unity in the Spirit of all true believers, 
the Church, the Body of Christ, (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12 & 27).