What We Believe

If it’s about you, it’s not about Jesus and Christianity is all about Jesus. 
 

What Lutherans Believe

THE TRINITY
First, we believe in the Holy Trinity, the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit, one God in three persons, being of the same will and substance and yet unique in their persons.

SALVATION IN CHRIST ALONE
We believe, teach and confess that we are saved by the finished work of Jesus Christ as He, being true God and
True man at the same time lived perfection, died a sacrificial death for the sins of all of humanity and rose from the dead after three days.  It is ONLY the finished work of Jesus that has earned us salvation because we are completely fallen and there is nothing of any merit within the heart of fallen man before God.  Because of all of this, we believe that salvation comes not from within the heart of man, but from outside of us.     

THE BIBLE (Scripture Alone)
The Bible is God’s Word to man.  We believe in Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone).   As the source and norm of the Christian faith, this congregation affirms and accepts all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as the infallible, verbally inspired, revealed and authoritative Word of God ins regards to belief and life.  
 
GRACE ALONE AND FAITH ALONE
This Congregation holds to the material principle of Justification by Grace alone, through Faith alone, on account of Christ alone.  Martin Luther said: ‘This article [of justification] is the head and cornerstone which alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and protects the Church (St. L. XIV: 168).”
 
We believe that God comes to man through His Word in all of its forms, taught and preached, through Holy Baptism, Holy Communion and Holy Absolution.  
 
Pastor Donofrio invites your questions and thoughts in Bible Study and personal interactions.  Please feel free to call him if you would like to discuss any aspects of the Christian Faith.