What We Believe

What We Believe

We Believe:

We believe, that it is purely by the grace of God that we are able to be saved. God in His undeserved favor, love, and mercy sent His Son, Jesus, to die for all people and for Jesus’ sake grants us grace.

We believe that grace alone is only given to those who have faith in the life-saving and life-giving works of Jesus the Christ.

We believe that God’s Word is the rule and norm for all belief and that in and through His Word He makes us aware of our sin, fills us with faith in Jesus, and guides us in our life with Him.

We Confess:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father,He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

The words of the Apostles’ Creed, along with the Nicene and Athanasian Creed, have served as a summary of Spirit-filled and scriptural belief since the earliest days of Christianity. They summarize what Christians have always confessed when gathered around God’s Word in the name of God’s Son–and they are the truths that we believe, teach, and confess at Our Savior.

We are Lutheran. Specifically, we are associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To be Lutheran simply means that we accept the scriptural truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel.

As a result, we uphold an extravagant and mysterious view of God’s love: that man is saved purely by God’s grace through faith alone, apart from works. We believe that God is so loving and powerful that he is actively working through His Word as well as saving and sustaining sinful men, women, and children through his mysterious gifts of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues such as marriage, life, and more please see lcms.org.

To learn more about what we believe, teach, and confess please contact us below or give us a call (301) 776-7670

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