What We Teach:
In an age of
anxiety, we still believe that peace
comes from Jesus Christ, our Lord and
In an age of
confusion, we still believe that the
Bible is the Word of God, inerrant and
In an age of doubt,
we still believe that Jesus was conceived
by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin
In an age of guilt,
we still believe that Jesus Christ died
on the cross to remove the power of sin,
death, and Satan from our lives.
In an age of fear,
we still believe that Christ rose bodily
from the dead to win for us eternal
In an age of
self-centeredness, we still believe that
God acts through the Sacraments of
Baptism and Holy Communion.
In an age of
constant change, we still believe
in the unchanging Holy Trinity: the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
"If you hold
to my teaching, then you are really my
disciples. Then you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free."
Comparison of Teachings
spirits whether they are of God;
false prophets have gone out into the
(1 John 4:1).
its beginning our congregation has been
determined to teach only what is "of
God," that is, teachings that are
recorded in the BIBLE, which is GOD'S
WORD. We call ourselves Lutheran because
we hold to the historic Lutheran
teachings. The BIBLE is the only source
for these teachings.
Here are some
examples of what the Bible teaches, in
contrast to the errors that are taught by
many groups, including
The Way to Heaven "Therefore
being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ," Romans 3:23.
"The gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord,"
Romans 6:23. "I am the
Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Because I live, you shall live
also," John 14:6. "God so
loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believes in
Him should not perish but have eternal
life," John 3:16.
Teaching: Jesus is the only way to
heaven. Those who die without faith in
Him are eternally lost in hell.
Sincere followers of non-Christian
religions may get to heaven, even
without believing in Jesus.
Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness, that the man of God may
be complete, thoroughly equipped for
every good work," 1 Timothy
3:16. "When you received the
word of God which you heard from us, you
welcomed it not as the word of men, but
as it is in truth, the word of God,"
1 Thessalonians 2:13.
"Holy men of God spoke as they were
moved by the Holy Spirit," 2 Peter
Teaching: The Bible is the
inspired Word of God in its entirety,
without error or contradiction.
The Bible is a book written by
fallible men and therefore subject to
the beginning God created the heavens and
the earth," Genesis 1:1.
"For in six days the Lord made the
heavens and the earth, the sea, and all
that is in them, and rested on the
seventh day," Exodus 20:11.
"For by Him all things were created
that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible," Colossians
Teaching: The one almighty and Triune God
created the world and everything in it,
including man, in six ordinary
All things have come into being by
a process of evolution. Man has
evolved from lower forms of life.
Church Fellowship "That
which we have seen and heard we declare
to you, that you also may have fellowship
with us; and truly our fellowship is with
the Father and with His Son Jesus
Christ," 1 John 1:3. "Now
I plead with you, brethren, by the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all
speak the same thing, and that there be
no divisions among you, but that you be
perfectly joined together in the same
mind and in the same judgment," 1
Corinthians 1:10. "Can two
walk together unless they are
agreed?" Amos 3:3. "And
in vain they worship Me, teaching as
doctrines the commandments of men,"
Matthew 15:9. "Now I urge you,
brethren, note those who cause divisions
and offenses, contrary to the doctrine
which you have learned, and avoid
them," Romans 16:17.
Teaching: Every teaching in the
Bible is important. Therefore
Christians should pray and worship only
with those church groups and individuals
who follow the Bible teaching and avoid
all false teaching.
Teaching: Some teachings in the
Bible are either unclear
or unimportant. Therefore
Christians may pray or worship with
groups or individuals who support
teachings that are contrary to the Bible.
We believe that
Christians ought to be concerned about
upholding the truth and rejecting all
false teachings. Our Lord Jesus promises:
"If you abide in
My word, you are My disciples indeed, and
you shall know the truth and the truth
shall make you free."