BELIEFS

What We Believe,

It’s All About Jesus

The Triune God     How We’re Saved     Baptism & The Lord’s Supper  
Lutherans: Christians True to the Bible    The Reformation    The Lutheran Confessions

 We believe in the Triune God:

  • The Father, creator of all that exists (Genesis 1: 1; 1 Corinthians 8: 6; Hebrews 11:1-3)
  • Jesus Christ, His only Son, who became human to suffer and die for our sins on the cross and rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan (John 3:16; John 5:39; Acts 4:12)
  • The Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper instituted by Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 12:3; Romans 10:17; John 1:12; Matthew 26:27-28).

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal –   one God.

How We’re Saved

The Bible teaches us how we’re saved, and this can be summarized in short phrases: by Grace Alone, Scripture Alone, Faith in Jesus Christ Alone.

Grace Alone

God loves the people of the world, even though we’re sinful, rebel against Him, and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. God’s grace is this unearned love and forgiveness He offers through Jesus.  (Ephesians 2: 8-9; Galatians 5:4; Romans 3:21-28; Romans 11:6)

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God’s true Word, the only divinely inspired book.  God inspired those who wrote the Bible to write the exact words Holy Scripture contains. The Bible teaches all we need to know to obtain eternal life and salvation.

In the Bible, God reveals both His Law and Gospel.

The Law, the Ten Commandments, show us our sin and the way God would like us to live, even though as sinners we can’t fulfill the Law; the Gospel shows us our Saviour.

A key to the proper understanding of the Christian faith is the difference between Law and Gospel.

The Bible is the sole authority for Christian doctrine. (John 20: 30-31; Matthew 22: 29; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3: 15-17)

Faith Alone in Jesus Christ

By Jesus Christ’s suffering and death on the cross as the substitute for all people of all time, He purchased complete forgiveness and eternal life for us. As the only perfect person who ever lived, true God and true man, only Christ could do this. (Acts 4:12)

Salvation is a gift of God’s grace through Christ received by faith alone. It is not what we as imperfect people do that saves us, but what Christ alone did for us on the cross in paying the debt of our sin.  Those who hear this Good News and believe it has the forgiveness and eternal life it offers.

(Ephesians 2: 8-9; Galatians 2: 16; Romans 3: 28-30; Romans 5: 1-2)

More Bible verses and explanation that we’re saved by faith alone 

The Lord’s Supper and Baptism,  Sacraments of Grace Instituted by Christ

Based on the Word of God we believe the Lord’s Supper is the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are Sacraments instituted by our Lord that He instructs us to follow. (Matt. 28: 19-20; 1 Cor. 11: 23-24)

The Bible teaches that salvation is meant for all people and that all people are sinners, therefore we baptize infants as well as adults. (Acts 2: 38-39; Matt. 18:6; Matt. 28:19; Luke 18: 15-17; Luke 1: 41-44).

Lutherans: Christians Who Trust the Bible

Lutherans are the original Protestants, the first Evangelicals, who reformed the Church 500 years ago through the Reformation. We returned to the true Christian faith and the Bible, the Word of God. Everything we believe is taken from Holy Scripture.

We’re called “Lutheran” because we accept the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther and other reformers who stood against the un-Biblical teaching and corruption of the Catholic church.

The beliefs of the Lutheran Church are not new but those of the original, ancient church of the Apostles and early Christians. We confess the Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed. http://bookofconcord.org/creeds.php

We’re a “Confessional” congregation, which means we believe the Lutheran Confessions are a true interpretation of the Bible.

These statements of belief based entirely on the Bible were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century in the Book of Concord. The simplest of these is Luther’s Small Catechism. Luther’s Large Catechism is a further explanation of Christian Doctrine.

The Augsburg Confession gives detail on what Lutherans believe. The Defense of the Augsburg Confession provides additional information.

Many Lutherans during the Reformation and afterward died for their faith. Lutherans today continue that bold Christian witness.

We’re Pro-life Because God is Pro-Life  And All Life is His

The Bible teaches that all life is from God and sacred from the moment of conception until natural death. God’s Word clearly forbids abortion and euthanasia. That’s why we’re a pro-life church that seeks to help those experiencing unexpected pregnancies and those suffering from terminal illness and their caregivers. Learn more about our Pro-Life Ministry

Come and Celebrate God’s Love!

Our Pastor’s sermons, our services, and Bible studies are based on the Word of God. We invite you to join us and celebrate the love of God shown in Christ our Saviour!