Our Beliefs

Lutherans believe in the Triune God  meaning that we know God particularly in three ways:  God the Creator who made and loves all of creation including the Earth, the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe in and know God the Son, Jesus Christ who transforms lives through his death on the cross and brings new life to us in his resurection.  And we trust that God the Holy Spirit is present with us and active in the world.

Lutherans affirm and use in worship confessions of faith called creeds that are shared by the Greater Church.  THese creeds are:

Furthermore, we belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  The ELCA Confession of Faith is below:

What we believe in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

  • This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
     
  • This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
    • Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
       
    • The proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
       
    • The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world. 
       
  • This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life. 
     

The Confession of Faith is published in the Constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.



 

 

 

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