What We Believe

Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone

The LCMS uses 3 Creeds, or statements of Faith.  The Athanasian CreedNicene Creed  and the Apostles Creed.

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

"Christian: the ancient text reads "catholic," meaning the whole Church as it confesses the wholeness of Christian doctrine."