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Immanuel Lutheran Church ELS/WELS

Located along Highway #10, Audubon, MN (6 miles West of Detroit Lakes)

(218) 439-6259

Pastor David Thompson

Summer Worship: 10:00 a.m.



Worship - 10:00 a.m.

What We Believe Regarding the Bible & Salvation

We confess that the books of the Old and New Testaments, as written by the prophets, apostles,

and evangelists, were given by inspiration of God. The Holy Scriptures are without error in everything they teach, including matters of geography, science, and history, and they are the only infallible rule and norm of Christian doctrine and practice. The Scriptures not only contain the Word of God (as if to say, some of their teachings are the authoritative Word of God and others are not), but they are the very Word of God in their entirety. The Scriptures are true and reliable in all that they report, including their accounts of Old Testament and New Testament miracles. We, therefore, regard the denial of these miracles as blasphemous and as setting up man's reason as a judge over God's Word. Since the term "inspired" is often used in a loose sense, we frequently use the expressions "verbally inspired" and "inerrant" in describing the authority and reliability

of these sacred documents which God caused His servants to write. (John 10:35, 1 Cor. 2:13,

2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pet 1:20-21, 2 Pet. 3:15-17, 1 Thes. 1:5, 2:13)

Although there are many in the world who claim to follow and worship a "supreme being," only those who believe in the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- can be saved. (Deut. 6:4, John 10:30, Matt. 28:19, Acts 20:28, Rom. 8:9, 2 Cor. 13:14, I Pet. 1:2, Col. 2:8-9, John 5:23)

We confess that the true way of salvationis revealed only through God's Word, and any claims for revelation of the way of salvation through other means must be rejected. The main purpose of Holy Scripture is to reveal to us that Jesus Christ is our only Savior. (Rom. 15:4 and 16:25-26, 2 Tim. 3:15, Luke 24:25- 27, John 20:31, Rom. 10:14-17, Jer. 23:25-29, John 14:6, Acts 4:12)