Our Beliefs

The mission of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church is to reach the lost and disciple the saved by passionately making known the love of Christ through Word and deed.

We teach and respond to the love and mercy of the Triune God: The Father, creator of all that exists; The Son, Jesus Christ who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all people, and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan: and the Holy Spirit, who creates and keeps us in the faith through the Word and Sacraments. These three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being "Lutheran" means that we accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the Reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th centry. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in 3 short phrases: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.

Grace Alone:

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent His Son, Jesus to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Acts 4:12, Acts 15:11, Romans 5:19-21, Ephesians 2:8-9

Faith Alone:

By His suffering and death, as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives us forgiveness through Him.

Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:28, Romans 5:1-2, Galatians 3:26-27, Ephesians 2:8-9

Scripture Alone:

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Psalm 119:105, John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

For more information on the beliefs of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod: www.lcms.org