My Personal Belief Statement
I attend: Redeemer Lutheran Church
Which is a member of: The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
I believe and confess in the three Ecumenical creeds, the Holy inspired, and infallible Word of God - the Scriptures, and in the Historical Symbols of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as found in the Book of Concord of 1580.
I Believe - The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
I Believe - There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I Believe - Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
I Believe - The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and dwell within, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
I Believe - Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
I Believe - The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.
I Believe - The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our "blessed hope" and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
I Believe - There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.
I Believe - The true church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
I Believe - The chief goal, objective, and motivation for every Christian is simply to believe that in Christ Jesus, we are saved by God's grace, and that by such belief and thankfulness, we glorify Him.
I Believe - Our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ, has given us the opportunity, by confessing our faith in Him, to help others come to a saving faith in Him also; and that He has specifically commissioned the Church with this task, to make disciples of all nations by baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I Believe - In the water and the word which when connected in Holy Baptism gives the gift of the Holy Spirit and renews us, being washed clean of our sins, and in the bread and wine which when connected with the word are the true body and blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in, under, and with.
Note: Reprinted with permission of Stan Lemon.
For further statements of faith with which I find myself
in accord please view the following:
That They May Be One
A Brief Statement
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