Pentecostal Church of God of Lincoln Inc. 27071 Bethesda Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966

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Tenets of Faith & Doctrine

The  Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the  all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of  maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths  and Doctrine.

The Scriptures Inspired.  The Bible is the  inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule  of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not  contrary to reason.   

The One True Godhead.  The triune Godhead  is comprised of three (3) separate and distinct personalities, The  Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost, who are eternally self existent,  self revealed and function as one entity.  Jesus Christ, who is God  manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co‑equal  and co‑eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit.

Man, His  Fall and Redemption.  Man was created good and upright, for God said,  "Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness".  But, man, by  voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in  Jesus Christ the Son of God.

The Salvation of Man.
Man's only  hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the  cross Jesus Christ overcame sin and sickness providing both salvation  and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely  by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  "For by  grace we are saved through faith."  "The word is near you, in your mouth  and in your heart that is, the word of faith that we are preaching,  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your  heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with  the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth  he confesses, resulting in salvation"

                  (a)            The evidence of Salvation.  The inward evidence to the  believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.  The  outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true  holiness.  "And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of  His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us".
                 (b)              Faith and Works.  Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by  human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity.

Marriage. The  Church teaches and believes that marriage is between a man and a woman  according to the holy scriptures and marriage between same sex couples  is an abomination unto God.

Baptism in Water.  The ordinance of  baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the  Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have  truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord.  In so doing, they declare  to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been  raised with Him to walk in newness of life.    

The Lord's  Supper.  "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is  my body which is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.'  In the same  way also the cup, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in  my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.'   Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the  cup”.

The Promise of the Father.  All believers are entitled to,  and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the  Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command  of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was the normal experience of all in the  early Christian church.  With it comes the endowment of power for life  and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of  the ministry. This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent  to the experience of the new birth.

The Evidence of the Baptism  in the Holy Spirit.  The full consummation of the Baptism of believers  in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking  with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent  manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service 

The  Church.  The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God  through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her  great commission.  Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral  part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are  written in Heaven 

Blessed Hope.  Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven   

The  Lake of Fire.  Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus  Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead.  The devil and  his angels, the beast and the false Prophet, and anyone whose name was  not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting  punishment in the lake of fire that burns with brimstone.  This is the  second death, the lake of fire 

The Millennial Reign of Jesus.   The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule  and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised.   After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth.