Beliefs

Beliefs

We believe that the first human beings were responsible for corrupting the very good creation of God.  We also believe that, since we are their descendants, we inherit the sin they first committed in violating the instruction of God.  We should be held accountable for our own corrupt nature but God is merciful and just, forgiving the sins of anyone who receives His grace accomplished by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through faith.  God's justice against our sin was placed on the shoulders of his own son, who was sacrificed on our behalf.  As a result, we who believe, are reconciled and restored.  God requires nothing from us in return for his free gift of reconciliation, but he does instruct us to act as free sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers & sisters.  

We believe that we should act justly in our neighborhoods because God acted justly on our behalf.

We believe that we should love to be merciful to our neighbors because God was first merciful to us.

We believe that walking humbly before God is the posture of discipleship and so we live out the reality of his grace before him and our communities.

We have been reconciled to God.  We want to see everyone reconciled and redeemed from the inherited sin of our ancestry, which is why we believe in reconciliation for our neighborhoods.

{ CONFESSION OF RECONCILIATION }

These words of the Apostle's Creed have been one of the historic confessions of the Christian Church.  It is a statement of faith that is derived from the Word of God and serves as the foundation of what Bridge City Community believes and teaches.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

{ OUR HERITAGE }

Bridge City Community is associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To be Lutheran simply means that we accept the scriptural truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel. As a result we uphold an extravagant and mysterious view of God's love: that man is saved purely by God's grace through faith alone, apart from works. We believe that God is so loving and powerful that he is actively working through His Word as well as saving and sustaining sinful men, women and children through his mysterious gifts of baptism and the Lord's Supper. For an overview of all our beliefs as well as our take on current cultural issues such as marriage, life, and more please see lcms.org.