That man is not the chance product of evolutionary processes, but the rational, accountable creature of the all-wise, eternal God.
That all people are by nature sinful and are therefore condemned for eternity.
That we can do nothing to save ourselves from this condemnation.
That God, in His mercy, sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save all people.
That Jesus Christ laid down His life on the cross of Calvary as the perfect sacrifice to take away the guilt of our sins.
That God raised Jesus Christ from the grave, making Him victorious over sin, death, and the devil.
That those who believe in their Savior Jesus Christ have forgiveness and eternal life.
That God reveals His plan of salvation in the Holy Bible, which we hold to be the inerrant Word of God.
That God gives and seals to us the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life through His Word and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper.