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What we believe
We believe and teach the absolute truth of God's Word—The Holy Bible:
- Humans are God's creation.
- Jesus Christ is the true Son of God.
- Through Christ's sacrifice in our place, God has forgiven our sins.
- The Holy Spirit, by means of the gospel, creates saving faith in us.
- The Bible, in every part and word, is the inspired Word of God, without any error.
Why we believe
The Bible and Lutherans teach that at the beginning of time God created heaven and earth and all creatures. He did this in six days. He spoke his almighty word to create all things. He made everything out of nothing. But man and woman are God’s special creation.Genesis 1:1 / Genesis 1:31 / Exodus 20:11 / Psalm 33:6 / Psalm 33:9 / Psalm 124:8 / Mark 10:6 / Hebrews 11:3
The Bible and Lutherans teach that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, equal to the Father and the Holy Spirit.1 John 5:20
The Bible and Lutherans teach that Jesus, who is both God and man,humbled himself by becoming a man and dying on the cross. He did this to redeem all people from the judgment for sin, the fear of death, and the power of the devil. He fulfilled the law perfectly and took on himself the guilt of all our sins. He ransomed us by the sacrifice of his life on the cross. God has looked on Jesus’ death as our death for sin. The resurrection of Jesus is proof that God has accepted what Jesus did as payment for the sins of all people.Matthew 5:17 / Romans 5:19 / Isaiah 53:6 / Matthew 20:28 / 2 Corinthians 5:21 / Ephesians 1:7 / 2 Timothy 1:10
The Bible and Lutherans teach that God judged all sinners righteous in his sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith. A person is justified when he or she believes in Christ and his redemptive work. It is a gift from God.Ephesians 2:8-9 / 2 Corinthians 5:19 / Romans 3:22-24 / Romans 3:28 / Romans 4:5 / Mark 16:16
The Bible and Lutherans teach that the Holy Spirit is true God equal to God the Father and God the Son. He has names and characteristics which belong only to God. The Holy Spirit creates faith in our hearts through the gospel. He also keeps us in the faith and motivates us to do good works.Acts 5:3-4 / 2 Corinthians 13:14 / Psalm 139:7,8 / Job 33:4 / Titus 3:5 / Ephesians 3:16 / Galatians 5:24-25
The Bible and Lutherans teach that the Bible is the true word of God. It is inspired by the Holy Spirit. This means that God breathed into the writers the exact thoughts and words they were to write. As a result every statement in the Bible is the truth. One part of the Bible explains another part. It is the only guideline for the faith and life of Christians. We are to read and study it diligently. It clearly teaches all we need to know in order to obtain our eternal salvation.2 Peter 1:21 / 1 Corinthians 2:13 / 2 Timothy 3:16 / 2 Timothy 3:15 / Luke 11:28 / John 5:39
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