OUR BELIEFS

 
 

WE BELIEVE: GRACE ALONE. FAITH ALONE. WORD ALONE.

 

“We are all beggars. This is true.” – Martin Luther

We believe that men, women, and children are rescued from the effects of sin purely by the underserved mercy of God; and that through faith–a relationship of dependence upon Jesus that God Himself gives us–forgiveness and more become ours. Lastly, God’s Word (the Bible) stands over us as ultimate. In it He gives us the rule and norm for all belief and through it makes us aware of sin, fills us with faith in Jesus, and guides us in faith-filled living.

WE CONFESS: THE APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

On the third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Holy Christian Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

The words of the Apostles’ Creed, along with the Nicene Creed, have served as a summary of Spirit-filled and scriptural belief since the earliest days of Christianity. They summarize what Christians have always confessed when gathered around God’s Word in the name of God’s Son, and they are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess at Peace With Christ.

WE ARE PROUDLY: LUTHERAN

We are associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To be Lutheran means that we accept the scriptural truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel.

As a result, we uphold an extravagant and mysterious view of God’s love: that man is saved purely by God’s grace through faith alone, apart from works. We believe that God is so loving and powerful that he is actively working through His Word as well as saving and sustaining sinful men, women and children through his mysterious gifts of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues such as marriage, life, and more please see lcms.org.

 

We Lutherans Believe…

1. That the Holy Scriptures are true, inspired and authoritative Word of God.
2. That God is a Triune God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. That humans are born sinful and in need of God’s forgiveness, love and grace.
4. That our sins are forgiven through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
5. That God’s Word, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ways that God brings his forgiveness and grace into our lives.
6. That eternal life is a free gift from God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
7. That Jesus Christ will one day return as victorious Lord of all.