St. Paul's Lutheran Church

St. Paul's Evangelical Free Lutheran Church

21513 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road

Hagerstown, MD 21742


Evangelical - Confessional - Faithful

What We Profess

At St. Paul's we believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came and walked among us 2000 years ago. We believe that He was crucified on a cross, bearing the sins of all people and making sole and sufficient atonement for all of our transgressions. There is no other way to attain salvation except through faith in Christ.

We believe, teach and confess that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God and that no one can know or understand God except through that which is taught there. We deny the inspiration or truth of any teaching which contradicts the Word of God.

We believe, teach and confess that the Lutheran Confessions found in the Book of Concord are correct explanations of the Word of God. We also accept the three ecumenical creeds of the Church; the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed, as correct statements of the truth revealed by God in Christ Jesus.

We believe, teach and confess that the local congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth. No human authority may bind the conscience of the congregation, not does any other human institution have any claim upon the rights or property of the congregation.