WHAT WE BELIEVE, TEACH, AND CONFESS
You need to have your sins forgiven! Are you concerned about the sins which you commit each day in thought, word, and deed? These sins drag you only towards eternal destruction. You need your sins to be forgiven in order to attain eternal life. At Immanuel, sins are forgiven through the proclamation of the word of God and through the administration of the Sacraments.
Justification by Grace through Faith: All people are by nature spiritually dead, spiritually blind, and enemies of God (II Corinthians 4:1-4; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:15; Romans 5:6-10). By ourselves, we are spiritually helpless. God has shown undeserved mercy to our fallen race. Jesus Christ, true God and true man, came into this world to live a perfect life in our place and die for all of our sins. On account of Jesus perfect life for us, and his suffering and death for us, all those who look to Jesus in faith are declared not guilty by God. This justification of us sinners before God is done entirely on account of Christ; and not at all on account of our own merits or strengths (Romans 3:20-26; Romans 4:3, 23-5:1; Romans 5:18-19; Galatians 2:16-17, 20-21). God is entirely responsible for our salvation, and we do not contribute to it in anyway. God brings us to faith by the work of the Holy Ghost through Baptism and the Proclamation of the Word of God.
The Holy Scriptures: Our congregation believes that all sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and inerrant Word of God. In other words, the very words contained in the Bible were given to the men who penned them on the page by the power of the Holy Ghost, and thus the Bible contains no errors.
The Holy Bible
The Lutheran Confessions: We confess that the Book of Concord (1580 AD) is a true and unadulterated exposition of God's Word and remains binding for all pastors and congregations of the Lutheran Church. This means that we believe that the documents contained in the Book of Concord do properly explain the teaching of Scripture, and so we believe, teach, and confess the doctrine contained therein.
The Book of Concord
DISCUSSION WELCOME! Pastor is glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our Lutheran beliefs.