The members of St. Luke Lutheran believe that all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and inerrant Word of God. Together with the Lutheran Church around the world, we also accept as a source of our doctrine and teaching the confessional writings in the Book of Concord, whose German edition was published on June 25, 1580. Besides containing confessional writings from the Reformation era, specifically those of Martin Luther and Philip Melancthon, the Book of Concord also contains the three ancient, ecumenical creeds of the universal church from the 3rd and 4th centuries --namely the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. The Book of Concord has been the source of unity of the Lutheran Church, as it was produced to bring harmony among Lutherans and to be a public confession of their faith. Because the confessional writings of the Book of Concord are drawn from scriptures, we believe that they inform the life, teaching, and practice of the Lutheran Church.
Apostles' Creed from 2nd century Rome:
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. 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 thence He will 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.