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What We Believe

At Grace Lutheran Church we do not teach the doctrines of men, but the Word of God. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, from all eternity.

God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - is the Creator of the universe and therefore the Creator of mankind.

Mankind rebelled against God. Because of our sin, any attempts to please God apart from Christ are impossible. We need forgiveness and new life. God provides it through His grace.

The Son was made flesh in Jesus Christ, was crucified and died on the cross for the sins of the world, and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day, with life and salvation for all who believe in Him. He ascended to the right hand of the Father. He is the only hope for sinful man. In Him alone we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone.

We cannot by our own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ or come to Him, but the Holy Spirit has called us by the Gospel, sanctified and kept us in the one true faith.

We believe, teach, and confess the doctrine of the evangelical, universal faith as it is taught by the Holy Scriptures (Bible) and faithfully confessed in the Book of Concord of 1580.

The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and the only source of instruction for doctrine and practice, therefore we believe:

Through Godís grace He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to live, suffer, die, and rise again as our only Savior.

God applies the gift of grace to us through His Holy Word and sacraments, through which He reveals His will, His love, and His plan of Salvation.

In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism He gives us forgiveness of sins, the gift of His Holy Spirit, and everlasting life and salvation.

In the Sacrament of Holy Communion He gives us his body and blood in, with, and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation.

We believe that the faith necessary to believe that God gives us these gifts of grace is itself a gift God works in us. We cannot boast of our belief as our own decision.

For by grace are ye saved,
through faith, and that not of
yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Not of works, lest any man
should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

 

For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth
in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

 

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Luther's Coat of Arms

The black cross:
We are saved by faith in Jesus crucified.

The red heart:
The just shall live by faith in Jesus.

The white rose:
Faith gives joy, comfort and peace
to the believer.

The blue field:
Joy in spirit and faith is a beginning
of the future heavenly joy.

The golden ring:
Such blessedness in Heaven lasts
forever and has no end.

Luther's Coat of Arms is also known as the Luther Seal or the Luther Rose and was designed for Martin Luther according
to his specifications in the year 1530.
 

 

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