What We Believe
We at St. John's Lutheran Church and School confess that the Bible is God's true and inerrant Word ... and that Jesus is God's true Son who died for our sins. Our congregation is a confessional member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and as such teaches and preaches based on the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century.
We encourage our guests and members to fully explore our beliefs and doctrine, not just accepting or rejecting based on what "seems reasonable" at the time. You will find a wealth of resources throughout the LCMS website, including the confessional creeds of the early church.
Three Key Phrases
As Lutherans, we identify with three important phrases embraced by 16th century reformer, Martin Luther:
~ GRACE ALONE ~ FAITH ALONE ~ SCRIPTURE ALONE ~
What does that mean?
Sola Gratia = 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.
Sola Fide = 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.
Sola Scriptura = 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.