What we believe, teach and confess.

 

Holy Scripture.

We hold all the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God.
 

 Baptism.

We acknowledge before God and the world the gifts God gave us in our baptism.
Baptism:
  • is not just plain water, but it the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word (Matthew 28: 19).
  • works the forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare (Mark 16: 16).
  • is the Word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water.  For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism.  But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus 3: 5 – 8.
 

  The Lord’s Supper.

     It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and drink.  This is written the holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and St. Paul.
     These words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,’
  • show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words.  For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.
  • These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament.  Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say, “forgiveness of sins.”
  • Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training.  But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words.
  • But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.

The Apostles’ Creed.

We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ,
  • His only Son,
  • who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary,
  • suffered under Pontius Pilate,
  • was crucified, died and was buried.
  • He descended into hell.
  • The third day He rose again from the dead.
  • He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father.
  • From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
We 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.
 

Satan.

We renounce the devil, all his works and his ways.
 

 Furthermore:

     We believe the doctrine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, drawn from the Scriptures, as we have learned to know it from the Small Catechism, to be faithful and true.
 
     We intend to hear the Word of God and receive the Lord’s Supper faithfully.
 
     We intend to live according to the Word of God, and in faith, word, and deed to remain true to God , Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, even to death.
 
     We intend to continue steadfast in this confession of faith and Chruch and to suffer all, even death, rather than fall away from it.
 
 
 
We confess and hold fast to the teachings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
as found in the Book of Concord (Which is drawn from the Holy Scriptures).
 
 
 
We are a Christian congregation that conforms to the divine Word of God in doctrine and practice.
It is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ that His disciples preach the gospel to the whole world.
That Christ’s mission for His Church might be carried out according to His will, He commanded that Christians:
     Unite in Worship.
     Practice fellowship with one another.
     Witness to all men.
     Help each other grow in the Word.
     Serve the needs of all men in Christian love..
     Administer the Office of the Keys as His Church.
     and maintain decency and order.
 
We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) as long as the confession and constitution of LCMS are in accord with the confession and constitution of this congregation as laid down in Article 2.
 
This congregation shall, to the best of its ability, actively support the LCMS and assist it in effecting all sound measures intended for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
Membership of this congregation shall be designated by two different terms:
     Baptized member.
     Communicant member.
About Martin Luther Chapel

All members of MLC are sinners, broken and hurting, but God has called us into His family where He forgives us and loves us in His Son, Jesus Christ, and then sends us to others.  Because of that, we are always growing, ever reaching and tirelessly proclaiming the Good News of Jesus.  There is a place here for you!  Won’t you come and experience God’s peace, joy and comfort.