God is the creator and ruler of the universe. God is a Triune – God has eternally existed in three persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2; Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Son of Man, fully God and fully human. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit in every way. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About The Bible
The Bible is the Word of God. Through it, God reveals Himself to all humanity. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible, Old and New Testaments, are the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
About The Church
The Church is the body of Christ and the bride of Christ. It’s is universal, global, and local in its expressions. As His Body, we are called to worship Him, serve Him and be the vehicle through which the Good News in its fullness is shared with the world.
Colossians 1:18, Revelation 21:2, 1 Timothy 3:14-15, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Matthew 16:18, Romans 12:4-5
About The Lutheran Heritage
As a church, we affirm the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true testimonies of the Christian faith. We affirm and identify with the Confessions of the Lutheran Church. We affirm the centrality of grace alone, faith alone, and Word alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:24-28, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Galatians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:7, 2 Timothy 3:16
About The Sacraments
We believe in and practice the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe that through Baptism of the Holy Spirit, God comes to us to adopt us as His children. Through Baptism of the Holy Spirit, God gives the gift of new life. We believe that through the Lord’s Supper, God comes to love us and forgive us. It is a meal of renewal. Jesus is really present in the meal.
Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Galatians 3:26-27, Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29