Lutherans believe that there is only one true God, the Creator of all things, who has power over the entire universe. This God has revealed Himself to man, in the Holy Scriptures, as the Triune God (which is to say three persons in one being) — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The entire Bible, the Old and the New Testaments, are the Word of God. Holy men of god took pen in hand to write the original Hebrew and Greek texts of our Scriptures. They did so only under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that is to say, God Himself chose the very words which were written. The Bible therefore is without error and is correct in every way. Lutherans consider the Holy Bible to be the only reliable guide for their belief, their teaching, and for the conduct of their lives.
Lutherans believe and teach that the universe we live in was created by God in six natural days. God created man in his own image and placed him into the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were expelled from this Paradise when they sinned by disobeying God’s clear command to them. Since this fall into sin, all who are born according to the course of human nature are sinful from the moment of their conception in their mother’s womb, and therefore condemned to suffer in hell for all eternity.
However, in God’s amazing grace, He offers to man an escape from damnation. God the Son came into this world as the Messiah or the Christ. He took on man’s human nature by being born of the virgin Mary and was called Jesus. He paid for all the sins of every single human being past, present, and future, by suffering death on the cross. He rose from the dead in body and spirit as a positive assurance that all who believe and trust only in what He has done for man will themselves never truly die, but will live in complete blessedness and joy in Heaven forever