What We Believe

The one and only true God is the Triune God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - as revealed by Jesus Christ, the only - begotten Son of the Father, and His prophets, apostles, and evangelists in the Holy Scriptures (Mt. 28:20).

​Every human being is conceived and born dead to God, is entirely predisposed to sin, is lacking in the ability or the will to turn toward God, is entirely turned against God and is therefore under the sentence of eternal death and damnation (Eph. 2:1-10; Ps. 51:5)

Jesus Christ is true God, eternally begotten of the Father and at the same time true man born of the Virgin Mary, and is the only Savior from sin and the only Mediator between God and humanity (Jn. 1:1-3,14; 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Jn. 5:20; Acts 4:12)

​We are justified, or declared not guilty, in the sight of God and rescued from sin, death, and damnation not by our own works but solely by God's undeserved kindness, His Grace given as a free gift through faith in Jesus Christ, whose perfect life and sacrificial death as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" fully atone for our sins. (Rom. 3:21-28; Eph. 2:8; John 1:29)

Holy Baptism, which is water applied in the Name of the Triune God according to Jesus' mandate and promise, works rebirth and renewal, delivers and applies the forgiveness of sins, joins the baptized to Jesus' death and resurrection, and grants eternal life to all who believe the promise of salvation attached to Baptism. (Mt. 28:19-20; Jn. 3:5; Titus 3:5; Eph. 5:25-26; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:11-12; 1 Peter 3:21)

Holy Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is the true body of blood of our Lord Jesus Christ given under the bread and wine, for Christians to eat and drink, instituted by Jesus Christ Himself, for the forgiveness of their sins (Mt. 12:33; Lk. 24:47).

The Christian life is one of daily repentance and faith, from which flow good works and the fruit of faith (Mt. 12:33; Lk. 24:47).

​​Holy Scripture, or the Holy Bible, is the written Word of God, is the very "breath of God" and so is without factual error and is the only source, final authority and judge of all teaching, practice, and life. Holy Scripture preaches the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the repentance and faith of the sinner (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:22; Luke 24:47).