Statement of Beliefs

Rocky Mountain Lutheran

We believe there is only one true God. He has made Himself known as the Triune God, one God in three persons. This is evident from Jesus’ command to His disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3; Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19)

We believe that God has made us and all creatures and that we have failed to live up to those things which God wants and requires of us. (For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. Colossians 1:16; For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23)

We believe that God is a merciful and gracious God who does not desire that any should perish. (Who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:4)

We believe that, therefore, He sent His Son Jesus into the world to live a holy life and to die an innocent death for us. (For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16)

We believe that Jesus Christ, true God, Begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is the only Savior from sin, death, and the power of the devil and that through Him we are reconciled to our heavenly Father and become His dear children. (Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12; that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. II Corinthians 5:19-21)

We believe that through faith in Jesus Christ, as promised to us in the Bible, a man is justified without the deeds of the Law and that his faith is a living force within a believer which produces works that are pleasing to God. (For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. Romans 3:28; I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5)

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We reject any thought that makes only part of Scripture God’s Word, or that allows for the possibility of factual error in Scripture, and also in so-called non-religious matters, e.g. historical, geographical, etc. (All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. II Timothy 3:16)

We believe that we receive through His Spirit the power to live new and changed lives devoted to Him and His glory. (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! II Corinthians 5:17)

We believe that when this life is over, an eternal home is awaiting us in heaven. (In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-3)