What We Believe
As Lutheran Christians, we stand with the church of the ages and confess the faith of the Holy Bible, which is God’s Word. We believe that our triune God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–created man and woman holy; however, since we sinned and still sin, we cannot free ourselves from sin and death. Therefore God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who is our only way to salvation. By His death and resurrection and through no work or decision of our own, we have forgiveness, life, and salvation. We joyfully receive these gifts in His Word, and in the holy sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In all our teaching and preaching we seek to be faithful to God’s holy Law, which shows our sin, and to proclaim His precious Gospel, which is the good news of our salvation in Christ! We subscribe also to Luther’s Small Catechism and the other documents in the Book of Concord of 1580 because they faithfully confess these biblical truths.
According to our constitution, we acknowledge the canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the revealed and inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired, and submit to them as the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and life.
We also acknowledge and accept all the confessional writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, contained in the Book of Concord of the year 1580. These documents explain a correct understanding of the Bible and are what set us apart as “Lutheran” Christians.
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