What We Believe
Jesus the Messiah (Christ), God’s only Son, took on human flesh and was the only one to live without sin, perfectly keeping all the demands and commands of God the Father. He willingly suffered and died on a Cross to pay the penalty for the sins of all people. His sacrifice on our behalf unites all believers to God the Father. Jesus physically rose from the dead after 3 days.
On the basis of the Holy Scriptures we believe the sublime article of the Holy Trinity; that is, we believe that the one true God is the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
According to the Holy Scriptures, God is perfect and holy. God the Father gave human beings His Law, the 10 Commandments, by which to live. The penalty for sin, disobeying the Law, is death.
The Bible (Holy Scriptures) differs from all other books in the world in that it is the true Word of God, written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible contains no errors and is the infallible Truth.
Christ now rules in Heaven as King of Kings. On the Last Day, He will return to Earth, raise all the dead, and bring true believers into eternal life in Heaven. All unbelievers will be cast into eternal death in hell.
God the Holy Spirit works through the Word and through the Sacraments of Baptism (to bring new life in faith by grace) and the Lord’s Supper (to offer forgiveness, power and assurance in the true Body and Blood of Christ to all those who share this faith, fellowship and life as disciples of the Savior, Jesus Christ).
Christians are called to live their faith through deeds of love toward others and to tell people that the only way to salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ.