The Faith We Confess – What Lutherans Believe
We believe in the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God made people to have a relationship with him, but since Adam and Eve fell into sin, all people's punishment, now and forever.
We believe that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world as our substitute, to be sacrificed on a cross in payment for our sins and the sins of all people.
We believe that Jesus is true God and true man. We believe that He is the only way to salvation and the only mediator between God and mankind.
We believe that we are made right with God solely and completely by grace, as a gift, because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
We believe that the risen Christ now gives us forgiveness through His chosen means, that is, the Word of God and His sacraments.
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word and so is without errors. It is the only source of teaching and practice for God’s people.
We believe that in the Lord’s Supper, together with bread and wine, we receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and for strengthening of faith.