What We Believe

Statement of Faith
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The fundamental teachings of Lincoln City Church are reflected in the following statements:                                                                                           

The Bible                                                                  

We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the accepted cannon of the Scriptures as originally given and that they are infallibly and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort in all matters with which they deal, including scientific and historical, as well as moral and theological (1 Timothy 3:16;   1 Corinthians 2:13).

The Trinity

 We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13-14).

Creation and Fall of Man

 We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; in his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 3:10-18).

Jesus Christ

 We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18).

Resurrection

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day and personally appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Romans 4:25).

Second Coming

 We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3).

Salvation

 We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12).

Water Baptism

 We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36).

Holy Spirit Baptism

  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17).

Spiritual Gifts

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, and as manifested in the early church.

Spirit-Filled Life

  We believe in the Spirit-filled  life — a life of separation from the world and perfecting holiness in the fear of God — as an expression of Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 6:14).

Healing

  We believe in the healing of the body by divine power or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; James 5:1).

Communion

 We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lords’ Supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:28-32).

Eternity 

  We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-58; Revelation 20:10-15).

Satan 

 We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).