What We Believe and Teach

We Believe     We accept the Bible to be the Word of God in its entirety. We believe that it is without error or contradiction and that it is verbally inspired by God the Holy Spirit. God’s Word maintains that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet one God in three persons, three persons yet, one God. We believe this without exception. It is our belief and confession that God created the entire universe and everyone in it and that He still preserves it and us. We believe man brought sin into the world and that his sin brought death and so death has spread to all people. We cannot repair even in part the damage our sin has caused and avoid the consequence of eternal separation from God and endless death. But Thanks to God, there is hope. He has sent us His Son Jesus Christ to keep the Commandments we all have broken, for us. He willingly gave His innocent life for us on the cross as the full and only payment for our sin, for us. We believe that Christ battled sin, Satan and death by His sacrifice of His body for us. This wondrous love God is His gift to us, and now in Christ by Holy Baptism we are fully forgiven of all sin and will go to heaven when our life on this earth ends. It not because we have figured this out or made a decision to believe God, but because God has decided to love us and has chosen us, and that the Holy Spirit has given this faith to us. As Dr. Martin Luther was led by God to see that it is solely by God’s grace, that we saved and forgiven through faith, so we believe and teach. God’s Word reveals our beginning, our life and, promises us life forever solely because of Christ, and not because of anything good in us or anything we have done. Christ will come back one day to judge the whole world and take all believers in Him to heaven while those who reject Christ will be lost forever to hell. God’s Word teaches and we believe that our primary purpose for being in this life is to tell the Good News of Christ to everyone. And so, we do this with this note and all that we say and do at Trinity. You are cordially invited to worship with us and become part of the Trinity family.

We Believe   Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is a confessional church, meaning that it adheres to a certain confession, or statement of faith. We believe in the whole teaching of the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God. We believe the teaching expressed in the 1580 Book of Concord is completely faithful to the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. To view any portion of the Book of Concord, go to www.bookofconcord.org