OSLC Belief Statement

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Belief Statement

We believe the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and is the authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; John 17:17)

We believe there is one God eternal existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

We believe God is the Creator of everything and continues to sustain His creation.
(Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:27-28)

We believe in the sanctity of life.
(Psalm 139)

We believe all have sinned against God and are in need of a savior.
(1 John 1:8-10; Romans 3:22b-23; Romans 6:23)

We believe Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, is the Savior.
(Luke 3:22; John 3:16; Luke 1:35)

We believe Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died on the cross for our sins.
(Hebrews 2:14; Colossians 1:19-20; II Corinthians 5:21)

We believe Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven.
(Luke 24:5-7; Acts 1:1-11)

We believe Jesus Christ will return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.
(Matthew 24:44; Hebrews 9:27-28; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Acts 10:42; Hebrews 10:30)

We believe Jesus promises eternal life to all who trust and believe in Him.
(Romans 10:9,13; John 3:16; John 17:2-3; 1 John 5:11-12)

We believe God the Holy Spirit gives us as believers daily guidance, convicts us of sin, intercedes in our prayers, and enables us to live godly lives in our personal walk and in our marriage, family, and community relationships.
(Ephesians 3:16; Galatians 5:22; John 16:5-15; I Corinthians 2:6-16; Romans 8:1-17,26-27)

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the Church and to provide spiritual unity.
(Ephesians 4:4-6; I Corinthians 12:4-6)

We believe through baptism and communion we are tied to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:1-11)