Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

Christ Evangelical LutheranChurch is a congregation of theLutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We are a confessional Lutheran congregation. This means that we hold to the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church both in terms of doctrine and practice. We are catholic but not Roman Catholic. We are evangelical but not a part of the modern Evangelical movement. We are orthodox but not Eastern Orthodox. We hold that Jesus Christ is the object of our Faith and that justification by grace (Christ's forgiving our sins freely for the sake of His passion, death and resurrection) is the chief article of the Faith. We trust that our Lord comes to us to forgive our sins and give us Himself through the Word of God, preaching, baptism, absolution (forgiveness) and the Lord's Supper.

This one, catholic (Christian) and apostolic faith is confessed in the three ecumenical creeds:

The Apostles Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed

This faith is also confessed in theBook of Concordof 1580, including:

The Augsburg Confession
The Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession
The Small Catechism
The Large Catechism
The Smalcald Articles
The Treatise of the Power and Primacy of the Pope
The Formula of Concord Epitome
The Formula of Concord Solid Declaration

Christ Lutheran Church 2011