What we believe

What We Believe

What Do We Believe About the Bible?

God’s Word is truth (John 17:17)All Scripture is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21). The Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35).

What Do We Believe About God?

We believe in the triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. There is one God

(Deuteronomy 6:4), eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

What Do We Believe About People?

We believe that sin separates from God (Isaiah 59:1-2) and that all people are sinners and need the forgiveness that Jesus Christ alone can provide. (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:7-10; Acts 4:12). We believe that God loves all people—including you (John 3:16).

We believe that Christ died to set you free from your sin and the wages of sin (Romans 6:23).

We believe that you must turn from your sin to Christ in order to be saved (Acts 3:19).

We believe that Jesus will receive you when you do (John 6:37).

We believe that Jesus gives to those who believe in Him the hope of eternal life and that He will come again some day to receive them to Himself (John 14:1-6).

We believe that all who die in unbelief—not having personally accepted Jesus and His offer of

forgiveness—will perish eternally in hell (Luke 13:22-30).

What Do We Believe About the Sacraments?

We believe that Jesus instituted Holy Baptism (Matthew 28:18-20) and Holy Communion (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and that God truly works in these sacraments (Mark 16:16; Matthew 26:26-29). Our part is to simply receive by faith what God has promised to us in them.

What Do We Believe About the Congregation?

We believe that according to the Word of God, the congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth.

We believe that each local congregation should be free and living, subject only to the Word and Spirit of God. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

We believe that the primary mission and purpose of the congregation is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ for the salvation of souls and the building up of the believer (Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:46-48).

What Do We Believe About Christian Life?

We believe that the Bible is the only adequate guide to the moral and social issues of our day (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:105) and that the Christian’s concern is to seek to know and obey the will of God as revealed in His Word (John 14:23-24).

We believe that Christians are called by way of their words and actions to be salt and light in the world.(Matthew 5:13-14).

Doctrine of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.