INDIANAPOLIS ‚Äď When federal marshals seized the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in 2001, strapping the church‚Äôs leader to a gurney and rolling him out of the sanctuary, the congregation‚Äôs future seemed bleak.
But 5 1/2 years later, the temple is flourishing. The congregation‚Äôs massive new home is a former athletic club in Southport; a new sanctuary sits where there once were three indoor tennis courts.
The temple‚Äôs revival is ‚Äúa modern-day miracle,‚ÄĚ according to the Rev. Gregory A. Dixon, who watched as his father, the Rev. Gregory J. Dixon, was wheeled from the congregation‚Äôs old church in 2001 during a raid that made national news....
The idea that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ needs its legitimacy established by the IRS is one of the most crippling heresies in America today. It keeps many churches from proclaiming the truth, lest they loose their stipend from Satan's Big Brother.
God's Word says render unto Caesar "that which is Caesar's." It does not say render unto Caesar that which is God's. The church belongs to God. It is outside the jurisdiction of civil government. Jesus is her only King!!!
1 Now the I.R.S. was more subtil than any organization which the Lord God allowed to be established. And it said unto the Church, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not receive subsidies from every thing which God allowed to be established. 2) And the Church said unto the I.R.S., We may receive the tithes and offerings of every member of the Church to Meet our needs: 3) But of the 501(c)3 tax exempt status which is from the I.R.S., God hath said, Ye shall not receive subsidies from it, neither shall ye incorporate, lest ye die: 4) And the I.R.S. said unto the Church, Ye shall not surely die: 5) For God doth know that in the day ye receive your Corporate status, that artificial life shall be breathed into your Church by the State, and your Pastors shall be as smart as God knowing ‚ÄúPublic Policy‚ÄĚ better than the Word of God. 6) And when the Church saw that the I.R.S. was able to subsidize it‚Äôs pet projects, and that it was the politically correct thing to do, and that it gained a certain amount of respectability from the world, the Church took the subsidies, and gave the benefits also to her Pastor with her; and he did compromise. 7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they realized that they were powerless spiritually, and they made excuses, and covered up their sin: 8) A
How can Indianapolis Baptist Temple be unbiblical when it is a Baptist Church? All Baptist Churches are biblical because they acknowledge the Deity of Christ and the Holy Trinity. And Indianapolis Baptist Temple preaches about that the way to get saved is by receiving Christ as Savior. Any church that acknowledges the Deity of Christ and the Holy Trinity is biblical.