- that the entire Bible is the Word of God, given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the only source for our teachings and beliefs.
- that all people are sinners and that our sin separates us from God.
- that the Good News that God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, reconciled the world to Himself. Jesus died and rose again in order to pay the penalty of our sin and to free us from its power. This forgiveness and new life is offered to everyone. It is received by faith, as a free gift from God.
- that baptism and Holy Communion are the means by which the Spirit of God comes to His people, to create and nourish their faith.
- that worship is important and that Christians need to worship the Lord together.
- that those who believe in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world will be saved and will live forever in heaven.
Who is Jesus?
For more than 2,000 years people have asked this question. We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Through the study of the Bible, you can seek the answer to this age-old question.
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, which inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teachings of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone (see below).