What We Believe

The Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodAffiliation: Lord of Life Church is a voluntary member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. God doesn’t want his church to be ‘lone rangers’ but instead hold each other accountable, provide support and share resources to accomplish God’s mission in the world. We are proud to partner with a church body and align ourselves with the biblical teachings of other Christians in the LCMS.

Our Mission: Connecting people with Jesus and each other.

We Believe: the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith & life.

 

There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect & eternally existing in three persons Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and dwell within, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.

The Holy Spirit works today through His Word and the Sacraments (means of grace) to deliver His grace to sinners. Baptism is a means of grace where God promises to work through the power of his Word to forgive sins, deliver the Holy Spirit and welcomes sinners into his family so that they are then be sent out on mission to bring His gospel to the world. Communion is a means of grace that Jesus instructed his disciples to practice regularly. With this meal, God delivers his true presence—his body and his blood of the new covenant—for the forgiveness of sins.

The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our “blessed hope” and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.

The true church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.

The chief goal, objective, and motivation for every Christian is to glorify God, and help others come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.