Who Is God?
There is only one true God. He has revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the creator of everything that exists.
Why Do We Need The Bible?
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is His message to all people. The entire Bible points to Jesus as the Savior.
What is Sin?
Sin is living out of relationship with God, not living according to God’s will, and thus going against His holy will in thought,word and deed.
Where Did Sin Come From?
Adam and Eve were originally created by God,pure and holy. They lived according to God’s will, doing what was pleasing to God. God gave Adam and Eve free will. They decided to go against God’s will. This decision brought sin into the world. Since that time, all people have been conceived and born in sin.
Why Do We Need Salvation?
People cannot save themselves by their good works or restore themselves to a right relationship with God.
Why Do We Need Jesus?
God loved people so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. He is both divine and human. He lived to fulfill God’s law for us, died on the cross to pay the penalty our sins deserved, and rose from the deadso that we might have eternal life.
Why is Faith Necessary for Salvation?
Faith in Jesus is a gift from God, given by the power of the Holy Spirit, thus all the glory belongs to God.
Each person must believe for himself: no one can be saved by another's faith.
What Is Grace?
Grace is the love and favor of God toward undeserving humanity. It is grace that moves God to forgive us.
The means of grace are the Word of God, Holy Baptism, and Holy Communion. By these means, God applies the merits of Jesus’ atoning death to all who believe in Jesus, as their only Savior.
Why Do I Need Jesus?
Jesus will come again to take all believers to Himself. On the final day, all the dead will be raised. Those who are still alive will be bodily transformed. After this, the final judgment will take place. Unbelievers will go into eternal damnation, and believers into eternal life.
The true Christian church is made up of all believers of all times who believed in the Triune God and in Jesus Christ as their only Savior.
The true visible church is the church which correctly preaches and teaches God’s Word and administers Holy Baptism and Holy Communion according to the teachings of Scripture.