We believe that the entire Bible is God’s Holy Word and we should not add to it, subtract from it or change it in anyway.
In this Bible the only true God is revealed as three persons and yet only one God: God the Father, who created all things, the Son, Jesus the Savior, and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith in all people’s hearts.
God’s perfect creation was destroyed when his created angels rebelled and deceived Adam and Eve and all people with them. Because of this, all people are by nature eternally separated from God.
God in his amazing love did not want us to be separated from him. Because of his love he sent his own Son who lived the perfect life we cannot and who died, saving us from the death we deserved.
God accepted the life and death of Jesus as payment for the sins of all people of all time. Because he did not stay dead, you and I are assured that our sins are forgiven. The benefit of this becomes ours through faith.
Faith is not decision, a choice, or something we have earned. It is simply, and beautifully, a gift from God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives us this gift through God’s Holy Word and Baptism.
Baptism is applying water in various ways together with the Word of God. In Baptism we are born again of water and the Spirit and Salvation is given as a gift. God’s Word also tells us that it is for all people, regardless of age.
Having been set free from sin, we desire to live lives of thanks for what our Savior Jesus has done. This alone motivates children to obey and respect teachers and their rules.
We know that no one is perfect and authority and their rules will still be broken. Therefore God directs us to show the child their sin and lead them to confess it to God and then assure them that it is forgiven for Jesus sake.
Mark 16:16 said, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”