Lutheran Beliefs - p. 2
The teachings of a truly Lutheran Church are based on the words written by the prophets of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New Testament. The Bible tells us about Jesus Christ.
On this and the following pages are succinct explanations regarding some of the beliefs of the Lutheran Church.
Creation (Genesis 1:1; 1:31, Exodus 20:11, Psalm 33:6; 33:9; 124:8, Mark 10:6, Hebrews 11:3)
At the beginning of time, God created heaven and earth and all creatures in six days. He spoke his almighty word to create all things. He made everything out of nothing. But man and woman are God's special creation.
Man and Woman
(Genesis 1:26; 2:7; 2:22, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10)
The first man was created from the dust of the earth. The first woman was made from the rib of man. They were created in God's image. This means they were without sin and had a perfect knowledge of God. That image was destroyed when Adam and Eve first sinned.
People have a soul which no other creature has. God gave us rule over all of his creation. Human beings have a free will in works of this life. But only the Holy Spirit, working through God's Word, can lead a person to love God.
An Open Invitation
St. John Lutheran Church in Libertyville is dedicated to spreading the entire truth of God as found in the Bible.
We invite you to stop by for worship or contact our pastor to discuss the questions and/or concerns on your mind. You'll find us to be open and honestly interested in conveying how God's word fits into your life.
St. John Lutheran Church
501 W. Park Ave. (Rt. 176)
Libertyville, IL 60048