…that our Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days by His almighty Word.
Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11; Job 38-39; Psalm 104; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 11:3
…that Jesus was crucified as payment for our sins, He died and rose from the grave, and He will return to judge the living and the dead. Everyone will live forever either in heaven, a place of eternal bliss, or in hell, a place of eternal torment.
1 John 1:7; 1 Peter 2:24; John 19-20; John 5:22-29; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31
…that all people are sinners and that those who die without faith in the work of Christ on the cross for the forgiveness of their sins will perish eternally.
Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; John 3:18, 36; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
…that salvation is not something we can earn by being good and by doing good works. Salvation is a free gift from God, earned for us by Christ when He was crucified, and received by us through faith in Christ.
Galatians 2:16, 5:4-5; Romans 3:20-28, 6:23, 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9
A more in-depth statement of our beliefs can be found in the Lutheran Confessions at www.bookofconcord.org.