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Our Beliefs

What is Lutheranism?

  • Lutheranism is a Protestant denomination of the Christian Church.
  • Follows the teaching of Christ and identifies with the theology of Martin Luther; a Catholic monk and theologian:
  • Justification by Faith, Triune God, Two Natures of Christ, Priesthood of All Believers, Law and Gospel, Sacramental Union, etc.
  • Founded in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, Germany in an attempt to reform the Catholic Church. This event sparked the Protestant Reformation ultimately leading to the birth of the Lutheran Church as well as many denominations of the Christian church that we have today.
  • There are close to 80 million Lutherans world-wide, and nearly 4 million Lutherans here in the United States.
  • Lutheranism was founded on keeping with the biblical traditions first established by the early Christian Church, and it continues these principles nearly 500 years later.

 

What do we believe?

  • We believe in the Holy Trinity:
    • God (Father) as our creator
    • Jesus (Son) as our redeemer
    • Holy Spirit as our sustainer

Matthew 28:19- Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

  • We believe that salvation from sin is found in Jesus Christ, given to us as a gift of grace.

John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-9- For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16- All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.