What we believe

The Holy Trinity

At Redeemer we teach and respond to the love of the Triune God:

  • the Father, creator of all that exists;
  • Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the  ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
  • the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.  This belief and love is confirmed in the words of The Three Ecumenical Creeds: The Apostles' Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.

 

Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone

As a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod (LCMS), Redeemer accepts and teaches Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. These teachings and beliefs can be summed up in the phrases Grace alone (Sola Gratia), Faith alone (Sola Fide) and Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura).

Sola Gratia

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Sola Fide

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Sola Scriptura

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

 

The Lutheran Confessions

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod accepts the Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and subscribes unconditionally to all the symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God.

We accept the Lutheran Confessions as articulated in the Book of Concord of 1580 because they are drawn from the Word of God and on that account regard their doctrinal content as a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture and as authoritative for all pastors, congregations and other rostered church workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.