What We Believe

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We Believe

  • We believe in God as Trinity: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that this God is the creator of all things, and this creation was perfect, without fault.
  • We believe that we humans have disobeyed God and through our disobedience God’s creation is no longer good but broken. That act of disobedience is called Sin.
  • We believe that Sin is to be understood as both Original and Actual. Original Sin is a condition we are born into.  We also believe in Actual Sins, or individual acts of disobedience against God.
  • We believe that because of this Sin, we are by nature separated from and deserve God’s punishment and wrath.
  • We believe that God sent his Son, Jesus, 2000 years ago to live as a person, walk this earth, and ultimately take the punishment for our Sin by dying on the cross.
  • We believe that Jesus, three days after his death, rose from the dead, thereby declaring victory over death and sin.
  • We believe that all who believe and proclaim this Jesus as Lord and Savior are forgiven of their sins and now have the promise of eternity with him in Heaven.
  • We believe that Jesus will return someday as promised in Glory as the ultimate judge of all humanity.
  • We believe that life on this broken earth is difficult and that following God is also not an easy journey.
  • We believe that the Bible is truly God’s Word and the base for all we believe and do.
  • We believe in two Sacraments (sacred acts) Baptism and Communion that are commanded by God and hold the blessing of Forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of faith.
  • We believe that all of us have a part to play in sharing God’s Love Story to the world.
  • Finally, we believe that followers should be known for their love and service, rather than their judgment and piety.
  • For more on what we believe, check out www.LCMS.org.