What We Believe
What is the Lutheran Church?
The name “Lutheran” comes from Martin Luther, a German priest of the 1500’s, who helped the Christian Church rediscover the Good News, “For it is by grace (God’s undeserved favour) you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by good deeds – so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
As Lutherans, We Believe…
- That the true God is the Triune God: Father ~ Son ~ and Holy Spirit;
- That the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only source of our teaching and faith
- That every person is by nature sinful and that without forgiveness, is lost to eternity;
That God loved the world and sent His Son to suffer and die for our sins and rise again to be our Saviour;
That God forgives and saves all who repent and confess Jesus Christ as their Saviour;
That in Holy Baptism, intended for old and young alike, God washes away our sin and adopts us into His family, the church;
That in Holy Communion we believe in the real presence of Christ, that He gives to us forgiveness of sins and strengthens our faith;
That, in response to God’s love, forgiveness and salvation, we seek to live a God-pleasing life; and
That those who die in Christ enter heaven at the time of death.
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