What Lutherans Believe

Risen Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation that believes and teaches that:

1. Human beings were created holy by God but lost this holiness through disobedience. We are still disobedient as evidenced by our inability to keep the Ten Commandments perfectly.

2. God loves us in spite of our disobedience. He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to take the punishment that we deserve because of our disobedience.

3. Jesus Christ, true God and Man, lived a holy and perfect life on earth, suffered and died on the cross in our place for our sins, and rose again to prove His victory over sin and death for the forgiveness of all people.

4. Full and free forgiveness is offered to everyone. Jesus took our sins to the cross and through faith covers us with His own perfectness (the Bible calls it “righteousness”). Those who believe in Jesus as their personal Savior and accept His forgiveness, face life with a new joy and a greater confidence.

5. The Holy Spirit wants to impart this belief in everyone through the power of God's Word, the Bible, which we believe to be Gods inspired revelation of Himself to us.

6. The Church is composed of all those who rely on Him for forgiveness and eternal life and follow His teachings.

7. Christ will come again visibly at the end of time as the righteous Judge of the world, raise all from the dead, and give to believers in Christ eternal life.
Thanks go to Christ Our King Lutheran Church for writing out this summary of Lutheran beliefs.