What We Believe

We briefly summarize what we believe here.  We believe, teach, and confess only what Scripture declares.  We would invite you to click on the headings, visit the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod website, or contact us to learn more.

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The Scriptures
We believe, teach, and confess that the only rule and norm according to which all teachings, together with all teachers of the Word, should be evaluated and judged (2 Timothy 3: 15-17) are the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament alone.  For it is written in Psalm 119: 105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."  St. Paul has written, "even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed" (Galations 1:8)
God's Word is the only source of God's truth.  Our creeds and confessions are a witness to that truth based on Scripture alone.
The Holy Trinity 
We believe, teach,  and confess in one God, yet there are 3 persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28: 19)  
Original Sin   
We believe, teach, and confess that since the fall of Adam (Romans 5:12) all who are naturally born are born with sin. (Psalm 51:5) 
Jesus Christ
We believe, teach, and confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who is true God and true man at the same time.  He was born of the Virgin Mary, truly suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried to pay for our sins. (John 1:29)  He descended into hell. On the third day he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.  Those who believe in Him as their Savior will not perish but have eternal life (John 3: 16).  
Justification
We believe, teach, and confess that people cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works.  People are freely justified for Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received into favor and that their sins are forgiven for Christ's sake.  By His death, Christ made satisfaction for our sins.  God counts this faith for righteousness in His sight (Romans 3: 21-26; 4:5).
The Church
We believe, teach, and confess that the one holy Church is to remain forever.  The Church is the congregation of saints (Psalm 149:1) in which the Gospel is purely taught and the Sacaraments are correctly administered.
Baptism
We believe, teach, and confess that Baptism is necessary for salvation (Mark 16:16) and that God's grace is offered through Baptism (Titus 3: 4-7). Children are to be baptized (Acts 2: 38-39) because they are offered to God through Baptism and received into God's grace.  Baptism is God's saving activity towards us that gives us the benefit of Christ's life, death, and resurrection personally.   
The Lord's Supper
We believe, teach, and confess that the body and blood of Christ are truly present and distributed in, with, and under the bread and the wine to those who eat the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 10:16) fto give us forgiveness of our sins, life, and salvation.
 
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"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast."

Ephesians 8-9

 

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