What we Believe
We are all about Good News.
Every week at St. Paul, you will hear the good news of Jesus—that he is the Savior of the world. You will hear how Jesus has forgiven your sins and defeated death by his own death and resurrection. Our worship and life together is all about Jesus.
We are Christians.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God (without error, completely true). We believe these words tell the true story revealing to us who God is, what His amazing creation is, how He interacts with humanity, and His plan to save us and restore all things to perfection.
We believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
...in the Father, who creates and preserves all things. (Genesis 1, Hebrews 11:1-3)
...in the Son, who redeems the world by His death and resurrection. (John 3:16; John 5:39; Acts 4:12)
...Jesus Christ is both God and man. (1 Timothy 2:5-6; Colossians 2:8,9)
...Jesus gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, resulting in our forgiveness and acceptance before God the Father. (Isaiah 53:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
...in the Holy Spirit, who brings and keeps people in saving faith in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
We cannot believe in Jesus or come to Him without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
We believe that all humanity was created in the image of God in a special relationship with Him, which has been ruined through sin entering our world through Adam and Eve. We believe, because of that original sin, all humans are born sinful and cannot, without Jesus, free themselves from their sinful condition or restore their relationship with God without Jesus. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)
We are Lutheran.
We hold to the solas of the reformation. That we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, as it is declared in scripture alone, which is all fulfilled in Christ alone.
We believe that Jesus has promised to be present with us always, especially through His Word and in the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Holy Baptism.
In Holy Communion, Jesus offers believers His body and blood in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine for Christians to eat and drink. (1 Corinthians 10:16,17)
In Holy Communion God offers believers the forgiveness of sins, new life, an salvation. (Matthew 26: 27,28; John 6:54-58; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
In Holy Baptism the Holy Spirit offers all people forgiveness and new life, and makes us God's children and heirs according to His promise. (John 1:12,13; John 3:1-8; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:29). Those who believe and are baptized will be saved. (Mark 16:16; Romans 10:9,10)
St. Paul is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). The word synod comes from the Greek language, which means ‘walking together’. Although diverse and different in their service, LCMS congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ.
We are always striving to BE THE CHURCH.
Go here to find out more about what we mean when we say BE THE CHURCH.