…in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
… that all people are in bondage to sin, death, and the devil, and are unable to make themselves right with God;
… that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man; that He lived a perfect life for us, shed His blood for us on the cross to pay for our sins, and that He rose from the grave on the third day;
… that the Holy Spirit delivers Christ’s forgiveness, life, and salvation to us through the Preaching of the Gospel, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper.
… that in order everyone may obtain saving faith, Jesus instituted the Office of the Holy Ministry to continue His forgiving presence in His gifts of Preaching and the Sacraments;
… that Jesus will come again on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and to give eternal life to all who believe in Him;
… that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the Book of Concord (the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church) and the three ecumenical creeds are a correct exposition of the Word of God.