This We Believe
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker and Owner of heaven and earth. We believe that we do not and cannot give God anything -- rather, we merely manage what belongs to God -- including the body and life He is lending us.
We believe in Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, God’s only Son, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived the life of a humble servant without limit, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day the Father raised His Son from the dead, and declared Him to be Lord over the universe, time, death, and eternity. Jesus has not withdrawn His presence, but has transformed it. And the Holy Spirit, through Word and Sacrament, makes known to us Jesus’ invisible presence, His message, and His mission. While we wait for Jesus to reappear on the Last Day, when He will raise the dead and judge everyone, we live to make Him known as Savior and Lord, and to serve Him by serving those around us. When He finally does return, Jesus will greet us in forgiving grace, thank us for having served Him in His many disguises and then welcome us into His eternal home where He will care for us forever.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the fellowship of forgiven saints who strive to live in unity in Christ-like servant community.
We also believe in the existence of the unholy satanic spirit and the unholy demonic realm that strive to seduce us to serve ourselves instead of God and others. We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.