We are a people who have been buried with Christ in baptism and raised to new life, washed of our sins, and clothed with Jesus Christ.
We are still sinners, and we live in a sinful world where Satan tempts us. We therefore gather around the hearing of Gods Word, and the reception of Christ’s body and blood for the forgiveness of sins.
We hope you will consider joining us, learning more about what we believe, and perhaps, one day, receiving the forgiveness of Jesus with us.
· That there is One God existing in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
· That Jesus Christ is not a mere man or just a good teacher but God in human flesh (John 10:30, Colossians 1:19, Philippians 2:5-8)
· That we, along with all people, are sinners and deserve to be separated from God forever in hell (Rom. 6:23)
· That by His death on the cross Jesus paid the debt we owed to God for our sins so that we need not be separated from God forever in hell (Colossians 2:13-14).
· That all who believe in Jesus and are baptized will be saved from hell, made children of God, and live forever with Him in heaven (Mark 16:16).
· That our salvation is God's work from beginning to end. We cannot save ourselves or make a contribution to the process (Ephesians 2:1-6)
That God does this work of saving us here and now in the 21st century through the preaching of the Gospel, the Lord's Supper, and Baptism.
That Baptism is God's work (not ours), whereby He creates faith, makes us His children, and gives us the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:25-27, Titus 3:5-8, Acts 2:38-39). Since all are born in sin and need to be forgiven and since God is perfectly capable of doing His work in even those who seem the most incapable (like infants), we baptize infants.
That in the Lord's Supper the true body and blood of Christ are given with the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:27-30)
That the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God according to which all teaching in the church must be judged (2 Timothy 3:16).
New Hope Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. For more information about the LC-MS, please visit their website.