OUR BELIEFS 

Traditional Christianity

 

Life Journey is a community of Christian believers who love life and being part of something bigger than ourselves.

 

We believe that the Holy Bible is the very true Word of God, uniquely inspired by God, to be without error, and alone has the final authority on all matters on which it speaks.

 

The Scriptures teach us that there is only one God who has made Himself known to us in three persons: Father (our Creator), Son (our Redeemer) and Holy Spirit (our Sanctifier who creates and sustains faith). We believe that God created humans to have a relationship with Him. We also believe that we need His saving grace, which is offered to everyone and received by faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

Historical Lutheran Beliefs

 

As Lutherans, we accept and teach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, who inspired the Reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th Century.  These teachings can be summarized in three short phrases:

 

Grace Alone: God loves the people of the world even though we are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He chose to become one of us in the person of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. We cannot do anything to sufficiently earn God's Grace, but rather He freely bestows His Grace to us.​

 

Faith Alone: By His suffering and death on the Cross, Jesus sacrificially won forgiveness and eternal life for all who believe in His perfect life, crucifixion and Resurrection. Those who hear this Good News and believe it through faith alone, apart from their works, are promised the eternal life that it offers. The Holy Spirit creates faith in Christ, through whom God grants His people forgiveness of their sins.

 

Scripture Alone: The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Divine Law and His Gospel covenant of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine

Resources

 

For more detailed information on the beliefs of the historical Lutheran Church, we recommend a thorough study of Lutheranism 101 (Concordia Publishing House) or The Book of Concord, otherwise known as the Lutheran Confessions.

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