What We Believe

Immanuel Lutheran Church is a member of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). As confessional Lutherans, our beliefs can be summarized in three phrases:

Grace Alone,
Faith Alone, &
Scripture Alone.

Our congregation accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. This collection of writings and confessions are contained in the Book of Concord.

SOLA GRATIA: Grace Alone

God loves all the people of the world, even though we are sinful; rebel against Him, and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to save us all. His grace extends to all. This is also known as universal attonement.

SOLA FIDE: Faith Alone

By His suffering and death on the cross for us and for all people, Jesus purchased and won the forgiveness of sins and eternal life for those who hear the Gospel and believe the Good News. They have the life that He offers forever. God the Holy Spirit creates faith in Christ through the Word and the Sacraments and offers forgiveness to all believers.

SOLA SCRIPTURA: Scripture Alone

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. The Scriptures are the sole rule and norm of the Christian doctrine.