Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

5415 Raleigh-LaGrange Road

Memphis, TN 38134

Rev. Jim Turriff, Pastor

901-386-9695

gdlcmemphis@gmail.com

Please join us this Sunday

Bible Hour for all ages 9:00AM - Sep. through May

Worship Service 10:15AM



Brief Statement of Faith
  • We believe, teach, and confess that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant, infallible, and without error in every detail of history and of the doctrines themselves that it teaches, as set forth, in clear Scripture passages; and therefore, is wholly authoritative and complete (2 Pet. 1:21; Ps. 119:160; John 17:17; Deut. 12:32).  Thus, the Bible is the only standard of norms of faith and life for the Christian Church, and is the only judge in doctrinal controversies.  Therefore, the Bible is the final authority in all matters of Christian life (2 Tim. 3:16). 
  • We believe that the one true God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor.  8:4) is the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons, but of one and the same divine essence, coequal in power, eternity, and majesty because each person possesses entirely the one divine essence (Col. 2:9; Matt. 28:19). 
  • We believe that all people since the fall of our first parents are conceived and born in sin (Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23).  Being sinners from birth, we are subject to the wrath of God and unable to reconcile the Deity by any effort or work of our own (Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23).  Since this original sin is passed on to all offspring, it is the source from which all subsequent transgressions flow (Rom 5:12). We would be haplessly lost were it not solely by the grace of God that He willed our salvation by the divine, personal, eternal decree of redemption by which Jesus became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, was made flesh, and became man assuming a human fleshly body like unto our own, yet wholly without sin, pure and undefiled because of his virgin birth.  In Jesus Christ, God and man became one eternal, indivisible divine person (John 1:14).  The purpose of this incarnation is so God could reconcile us by having Jesus suffer and die on a cross for our sins (John 3:16; Heb. 2:14; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 1:7).  Thus, salvation cannot be earned and is freely given by God through His grace to everyone who believes by faith that Jesus Christ died for their sins (1 John 3:8; Rom. 5:20-21; 1 John 4:10).
  • We believe Jesus will return again in glory to judge the living and the dead (Matt. 25:31-33; 1 Thess. 4:17-17).  Believers will be eternally set free from sin, inherit eternal life with our Lord, and see Him with their own eyes (Luke 21:28; Matt. 25:34; 1 Thess. 4:17-18). Unbelievers will be condemned to hell (Matt. 25:41).