Our Core Beliefs
The Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. It is absolutely true and perfect in everything it says. It is God's complete message to mankind.
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He is eternal and is in every way equal with God the Father. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit together make up the Holy Trinity—three Persons in perfect harmony, in one God. "We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity." (Athanasian Creed)
Each and every single human being is created by God as a unique and priceless creation, and is dearly loved by God. And yet sin, which is the violation of God's holy Law, separates all of mankind from having fellowship with God. By nature, because of sin and guilt, all mankind dwells under God's holy judgment.
Jesus Christ, the sinless Savior of mankind, died upon a cross in order to pay humanity's enormous debt of sin, and rose from the dead three days later in eternal victory over sin. He did this willingly because of His great love for all people.
Salvation from the judgment mankind deserves because of sin, and eternal life with God in heaven, can only be found through repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ alone. Each person needs to repent of their sin and receive Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior in order to escape God's holy judgment and receive the gift of eternal life. The Bible refers to this as being "born again."
Salvation is a free gift, offered to all mankind simply because of God's love and mercy. Salvation cannot be earned by good works, self-improvement, or a moral lifestyle.
Jesus Christ is coming back to earth once again, to judge all people according to their relationship with Him.
The Church of Jesus Christ on earth exists for the purposes of worship, evangelism, and Christian discipleship, all of which is directed to God's glory alone.
It is the joyful privilege and responsibility of every true born-again disciple of Jesus Christ to employ their gifts, talents and abilities in the service of Christ and His Church.
Our Denominational Affiliation
Freedom Lutheran Church is a member of the "Association of Free Lutheran Congregations" (AFLC), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. The AFLC is an association of conservative, Bible-believing, Christ-centered congregations who have chosen to join together in order to carry out ministries that individual congregations could not carry out on their own. Such ministries include World Missions efforts, a college-level Bible School, and a Theological Seminary. Currently, the AFLC is the 4th largest Lutheran body in the United States.
As an AFLC congregation, Freedom Lutheran Church operates solely under the authority of the Word of God and the Spirit of God, with no authoritative church government structure that owns our property, dictates what types of ministries we may offer, or determines our style of worship. Our conviction is that God intends congregations to be "free and living," enjoying the richness of spiritual freedom and the abundant life that comes through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ…and also enjoying freedom from man-made church organizations. We joyfully submit ourselves only to the highest authority, the Word and the Spirit of God, for that is where true freedom is truly found.