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Statement of Faith
The beauty of being an ELCA Lutheran is that you are allowed and encouraged to think and ask faith questions. We have basic faith tenants, listed below, but when it comes to many issues of faith and ethical life, our church gives guidance to you, might encourage a specific belief or practice, but does not require people to all think or believe the same thing. Hence, regarding current hot button issues such as homosexuality, abortion and the war in Iraq, our members may not be like minded.

However, we are like minded in our devotion to Jesus as God's revelation of Godself as saviour.

From the constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
1. This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe - Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation. - The proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ. - The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by God's Spirit speaking through their authors they record and announce God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
3. This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
4. This church accepts the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church.

For a more detailed explanation of what we believe go to the links below:

- What is the Church?
- Who is Jesus Christ?
- Why a Lutheran church?
- Is Lutheranism the Only True Religion?
- How Do Lutherans Look upon the Bible?
- What Do Lutherans Believe About Creation
- Where Do Lutherans Stand on the Question of Sin
- What Sacraments Do Lutherans Accept
- Do Lutherans Believe in Life After Death
- What Must a Person Do to Become a Christian
- What Must a Person Do to Become a Lutheran
- http://www.elca.org/communication/brief.html
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