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What We Believe 



Lutherans believe in the Triune God Creator, Son and Holy Spirit. God created and loves all of creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe God is still actively involved in creation all the lives of all creatures.

We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world. We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

There are three essentials to the Lutheran understanding of Christianity:

    1. We are saved by the grace of God alone -- not by anything we do;
    2. Our salvation is through faith alone -- a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation; and
    3. The Bible is the norm for faith and life -- the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America professes the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creeed and the Athanasian Creed.

The Apostles' Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America



Christ Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org). This denomination was formed in 1988, but has its roots in Martin Luther's Reformation in 1517, through the original Lutheran migration to the United States of America to the settlement of the Western United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is divided into 66 synods, which are geographic regions of the country. Christ Lutheran is a part of the Pacifica Synod (www.pacificasynod.org).








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