The Bible is the inspired Word of God, completely true and without error. It is the only source for all matters of faith and life.
There is only one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Sin is disobeying God and transgressing His holy will in thought, word, and deed.
All people are sinners, subject to God’s judgment.
People cannot save themselves by their good works or restore themselves to a right relationship with God.
Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, has saved the world by fulfilling God’s law for us, dying on the cross to pay the penalty our sins deserved, and rising from the dead.
Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, God declares a person righteous and forgiven.
God moves the heart of the believer to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and to receive Him by faith. Faith in Jesus is solely a gift of the Holy Spirit.
We receive God’s grace and forgiveness personally by the Means of Grace: God’s Word and Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion). By these Means, God applies the merits of Jesus’ atoning death to all who believe in Jesus as their Savior.
Jesus will come again on Judgment Day. The dead will be raised, and those who are still alive will be bodily transformed. After this, the judgment will take place. Unbelievers will go into eternal damnation in hell, and believers into eternal life in heaven.
The true Christian Church is made up of all believers of all time who believe in the Triune God and in Jesus Christ as their only Savior.
"Simon Peter answered him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.'” - John 6:68-69