About Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Luthern Church - We Believe
That the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Work of God. The Bible is God's message to all people and it points to Jesus as the Savior of the world.
There is only one God, who has revealed himself to mankind as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three divine Persons in one divine Essence.
The Triune God created everything that exists in six, normal (24 hour) days.
God created human beings pure, hold and absolutely perfect. God created one male and one female, Adam and Eve, who lived in the Garden of Eden according to God's will, doing what was pleasing to Him.
Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and in so doing, brought sin and evil into the perfect world God had crated. Since that time, all people are conceived and born in sin.
Sin is first off a condition we are in, it is the state of being totally corrupt in the sight of God. We also use the word sin to describe everything that a human being does that is outside God's will, whether this sin is in though, word or deed.
Because we are conceived and born in a state of sin, human beings cannot restore themselves to a right relationship with God or save themselves with good works.
God wanted to save all human beings, so He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to fulfill His will for us as our substitute. Jesus could do this because He is both true God and true man in one Person. He lived a perfect life in our place for us, died on the cross as the sacrifice that paid the penalty for all our sins, and rose again so that all believers may have everlasting life in heaven. He has ascended into heaven and is ruling at the right hand of God where He prays for us and guides all things for the everlasting benefit of all who believe He is their Savior.
God declares a person just or righteous in His sight because of the perfect life and sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. This is a free gift from God to all who believe Jesus is their Savior from sin and not because of any works done by human beings.
Faith in Jesus is a gift from God, given by the Holy Spirit, so that all the credit for salvation and all the glory goes to God alone.
The Holy Spirit works through means to impart the grace of God to sinner. These means by which God gives His grace are His Word (preached or read), Baptism and the Lord's Supper. By these means, God applies the merits of Jesus' atoning death to all who believe that Jesus is their Savior.
Jesus will come again to take all believers to Himself. When Jesus returns, all the dead will be raised to life and those who are still alive will be changed. At this coming, all unbelievers will be condemned to everlasting hell because they rejected their Savior, Jesus, and all believers will enter heavenly glory.
The true Christian Church is made up of all those who believe in the Triune God and in Jesus as their only Savior.
The true visible church is that church which correctly preaches and teaches God's Word and administers the Sacraments according to our Lord's instructions in the Bible.
Christians are called to tell others that faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is the only way to be saved. Christians are also called to show their faith in the words and deeds of love toward others.