We believe…

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God.  It is His message to all people.  The entire Bible points to Jesus as the Savior. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • There is only one true God.  He has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ( Matthew 28:19)
  • People were originally created by God, pure and holy.  However, Adam and Eve, went against God’s will and brought sin into the world.  Since that time, all people have been conceived and born in sin. (Psalm 51:5)
  • Sin is living out of relationship with God, not living according to God’s will, in thoughts, words, and deeds. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
  • People cannot save themselves by their good works or restore themselves to a right relationship with God. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world .  He is both true God and true man.  He lived to fulfill God’s law for us, died on the cross to pay the penalty our sins deserved, and rose from the dead so that we might have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  • Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, God declares a human being just – or righteous- and forgiven.  This happens not because of human effort, but because this free gift is given to everyone who believes in Jesus as Savior. (2 Timothy 1:9)
  • Faith in Jesus is a gift of God, given by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 12:3)
  • Jesus will come again to take all believers to Himself.  On the final day, all the dead will be raised   Those who are still alive will be bodily transformed.  After this, the final judgment will take place.  Unbelievers will go into eternal damnation, and believers into eternal life. (John 5:28-29)
  • Christians are called to tell others that the only way of salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ, and to show their faith by their deeds of love towards others. (Matthew 28:19)

For more information about LC-MS doctrine you can visit the  LC-MS website.