Our Beliefs

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is a congregation that believes and teaches that:

  1. The human race was created holy by God but lost this holiness through disobedience. Our disobedience is evidenced by our inability to keep the Ten Commandments perfectly.
  2. God loves us in spite of our disobedience. He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to take the punishment that we deserve because of our disobedience.
  3. Jesus Christ, true God and Man, lived a holy and perfect life on earth, suffered and died on the cross in our place for our sins, and rose again to prove His victory over sin and death for the forgiveness of all people.
  4. Full and free forgiveness is offered to everyone. Those who believe in Jesus as their personal Savior and accept His forgiveness, face life with a new joy and a greater confidence and purpose.
  5. The Holy Spirit wants to impart this belief in everyone through the power of God’s inspired Word, the Bible.
  6. The Bible teaches about two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. A sacrament is a visible, tangible way that God uses to bring His grace and goodness to those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. When God’s Word is united together with the water of baptism or the bread and wine of communion, He accomplishes His spiritual work in the believer’s life.  The Bible teaches that children are welcome to believe in Jesus Christ and to become His children. In obedience to Christ’s teaching, children are welcomed to the waters of baptism at ORLC to begin their walk with Christ. The Bible teaches that Christ Himself is present in the sacrament of Holy Communion to assure His people of the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen them in their Christian lives. All believers are encouraged to regularly participate in Holy Communion to be renewed in their relationship with Christ and with other believers.
  7.  The Church is made up of people who rely on God for forgiveness and eternal life and desire to follow His teachings.
  8. Christ will come again visibly at the end of time as the righteous Judge of the world, raise all from the dead, and give to believers in Christ eternal life.