This We Believe

“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32). With these words Jesus indicates that he wants Christians to confess publicly what they believe in their hearts.

This We Believe is one way the members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod have chosen to confess their faith in Christ. It publicly summarizes the main teachings of our church body.

(For a simpler overview of our teachings, read “What the Bible and Lutherans Teach”) 

– God’s Revelation

– Creation, Man, and Sin

– Christ and Redemption

– Justification

– Good Works, Prayer

– Means of Grace

– Church and Ministry

– Church and State

– Jesus’ Return