What We Believe

What We Believe

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 NKJV

Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church 500 years ago.  His actions started the Reformation and changed the world.  Most importantly he changed the religious thinking of his day and ours and brought the teachings of Christ to the common man.  He wrestled with many doubts, and was afflicted with much guilt.  Finally, after long study, Luther came to some basic realizations that freed him.

Jesus in John 11, Verses 25 and 26 says:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

From the New King James Bible.

There is of course more, but this forms the basis of Lutheran Faith. Luther penned the Small Catechism to explain the 10 Commandments, Baptism, Communion, and a number of prayers and creeds.  Later he expanded his thoughts in the Large Catechism.  They are as relevant today as they were 500 years ago.

Our Pastor can and is willing to explain more.   Through Sunday School, education classes, and Church we are constantly learning about the Word of God.  We invite you to join us in our spiritual journey.

On the Northwest District website, you can learn more about Lutheran beliefs.  Click on the link below:

What Lutherans Believe