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What We Believe

With the universal Christian Church of all ages, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church confesses that there is one true God who reveals Himself in the Holy Scriptures as one God in three persons— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— the Holy Trinity.

Our church rests on the Scriptural foundation of the three “solas” (“alone”) of the Reformation:

Grace Alone

All people are sinful at conception.  In our natural state, there is nothing good in us.  Without Christ we would be without hope and lost forever.

Forgiveness of sin, salvation, and eternal life are ours by God’s grace alone, a free gift in Jesus Christ, through faith in Him.

Faith Alone

By His life, suffering, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has redeemed us with His precious blood. Faith in Christ, and faith alone, brings salvation and eternal life.

Scripture Alone

The Bible is God’s Word, without error and infallible, and is the sole source and norm of all Christian doctrine.   Because the Holy Spirit inspired those who wrote the Holy Scriptures, we can say with confidence that the Bible is God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation.

THE MEANS OF GRACE

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The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit works faith, brings full and complete forgiveness of sins, and gives eternal life through the Good News of Jesus Christ. In God’s Word, the Law convicts us of our sin, and the Gospel tells us of God’s love and grace toward us in Jesus Christ.

The Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion touch our lives in a special way, uniting the Word and promise of God with a physical element.  The water of Baptism cleanses of sin and in this Sacrament the Holy Spirit begins and sustains the new life of faith in Jesus Christ.   By virtue of His Word, the true body and blood of Jesus Christ are really present in the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper in a miraculous way, and receiving Him, we receive peace, forgiveness, strength, and eternal life.

“…no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’, except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Cor. 12:3b NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Eph. 2:8,9 NIV)

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim. 3:16,17 NIV)

For more information about our beliefs and practices, refer to "About Us" on the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod website, LCMS.org.

If interested in membership at St. Paul's, see Becoming a Member