Mission Partners Platform and every member believes, teaches, and confesses without reservation:

  1. The central doctrine of the Scriptures that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is the Savior of the world, and that only “...by grace for Christ’s sake through faith...” (Augsburg Confession IV) in Him is there forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation. John 3:16-18; 1 John 2:2; Acts 4:12.
  2. The Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments are the written Word of God and “the only judge, rule and guiding principle” (FC Epitome, Concerning the Binding Summary, Rule and Guiding Principle...7) of faith and of practice.
  3. The confessional documents in The Book of Concord - the three Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed) and the writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, the Large and Small Catechisms of Luther, and the Formula of Concord) – while subordinate to Scripture, are true and correct statements and expositions of the Word of God.