Summary of Beliefs

In summary we believe:

  • There is only one living and true God, eternal and self-existing in three distinct persons within the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
  • God the Father, by the Word, that is, by His Son, hath created from nothing the heaven, the earth, and all creatures in six successive and literal twenty-four hour days, and on the seventh day God ceased and rested from His work of physical creation.
  • The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the only and all sufficient and authoritative rule of faith and life.
  • Through the disobedience of Adam, original sin, which is a corruption of the whole nature, extended to all mankind. All are thus dead in sin and enslaved by it.
  • The Father, in His infinite love and mercy, has chosen sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the Holy Spirit, through the atoning sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • In the fullness of the time appointed by Him, God fulfilled His covenant promise which He made to the fathers by the mouth of His prophets by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, the eternal Word, to be the savior and redeemer of the world.
  • Christ, being God the very God, took upon Himself a human nature with true human body and soul, yet without sin. His divine and human natures are perfectly united in the one glorious person.
  • Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried, and the third day he rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures.
  • Those whom the Spirit makes alive, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, are joined to Christ’s Church by the Holy Spirit through baptism, and persevere to the end.
  • Justification is by God’s grace through faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. In justification God unites us with Christ and declares us righteous on account of His atoning sacrifice on the cross and Christ’s righteousness with which we are clothed.
  • The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is worship of the one and true God, holiness, and service for the glory of God.
  • At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into God’s presence, to enjoy Him forever.
  • Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are signs and seals of God’s covenant with believers and their children, as well as those who come to trust in Christ as adults.
  • The Good News of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ will be proclaimed by the Church, in the power of the Holy Spirit, with the nations discipled, before the return of Jesus Christ in final victory.
  • At Christ’s return, the faithful and elect shall be crowned with glory and honor; and the Son of God will confess their names before God His Father and all His angels before His presence, and be joined with Christ forever with great joy in His eternal kingdom.
  • Therefore we expect that great day with a most ardent desire, to the end that we may fully enjoy all the promises of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. AMEN