Our Beliefs

Messiah, as part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, teaches the Triune God:

the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

External Link: LCMS Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

As Lutheran Christians we believe:

+ that the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) has revealed His will to us in the inspired and inerrant Scriptures; that is, the entire Bible;

+ that all people are born inherently evil and sinful, a condition which separates us from God and from which we cannot free ourselves;

+ that, in His love for sinners, God sent His own Son, born of a virgin, to free us from sin’s bondage and death;

+ that his Son, Jesus Christ, being God Himself in the flesh, paid for all our sins with His innocent death on the cross and bodily resurrection from the grave;

+ that we have God’s full and free forgiveness, not by any works we do for God, but by His grace received by faith in Christ alone;

+ that God gives us this free grace through the waters of Holy Baptism, which is given to all nations—infants and adults alike;

+ that the living Jesus gives us His true body and blood with the bread and wine of Holy Communion for our forgiveness and for the strengthening of faith.

 

We accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther : Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace Alone “Sola Gratia”

We believe that salvation is the free gift of God, for Christ’s sake.  We do not deserve forgiveness or salvation, but thanks be to God that Jesus died for all sins and it is by God’s grace only that we are saved.

Faith Alone “Sola Fide”

This gift of God’s grace is received in us by faith alone not by works.

Scripture Alone “Sola Scriptura”

The Bible is the inspired word of God, through which we receive His Law and Gospel. The Law shows us our sins while the Gospel shows us our Savior. It alone is the basis for Christian teaching.