What We Believe
We believe that the only true God is the Triune God, revealed in Scripture as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man in one Person, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He is the world’s only Savior from sin, death, and the devil.
We believe that all humans have inherited a sinful and corrupt nature from Adam and Eve, called “original sin.” No person is able, even partially, to earn favor with God or avoid eternal condemnation by means of his or her own efforts.
We believe that Jesus lived a holy life in our place and died on the cross for the forgiveness of all our sins. We are saved by grace through faith—faith in Jesus Christ as our only Savior.
We believe that God has instituted certain Means of Grace through which He announces and bestows the forgiveness of sins and the blessings of life and salvation. Through these —the Gospel, Holy Baptism, and the Lord's Supper— the Holy Spirit works faith in the individual sinner to receive these blessings.
We believe that the Holy Spirit applies the gospel to sinners through Holy Baptism, giving them new life and cleansing them from all sin. We believe that the blessing of Baptism is meant for all people, including infants.
We believe that the body and blood of Christ are truly present in the Lord's Supper and received for the forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of faith. If you would like to commune with us, please speak with the pastor beforehand.
We believe that at the time of death a believer’s soul goes to heaven and an unbeliever’s soul goes to hell. On the Last Day, Christ will return visibly to the world and judge both the living and the dead.
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To read a more complete description of our beliefs below view or download What We Believe Teach and Confess.