What We Believe
St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, along with The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and the universal Church on earth teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who took on flesh in order to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death, death, and the Devil; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Our church is a Lutheran church, which means that we follow the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th Century.
We’re called “Lutheran” because we believe, teach, and confess the truth of God’s Word recorded in Holy Scripture and summarized in The Book of Concord. The teaching of our church can be summarized in three short phrases:
• 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 Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
• 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.
• 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 people forgiveness through Him.