Trinity Lutheran Church
52 El Rio Drive
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
Phone (719) 589-4611
Pastor Cell: (719) 580-5084
What We Believe:
In today's religious landscape it seems there is a church on every corner: all sorts of denominations and even those groups defined precisely by their lack of formal connection to any given denomination. In this confusing and increasingly divergent world of "church," many groups claim to believe the Bible. If that's the case, why don't they all agree? The Bible is just one book!
The truth is, it's really not a question of "does your church believe the Bible or not," it truly is more accurate to ask this question of your church; "how do you understand the Bible?" As historic Lutherans we hold that the Scripture is only properly understood when interpreted by the Scripture. The Holy Word of God cannot be interpreted by anything else accurately except itself. For this reason we believe in the Holy Scriptures according to the historic Lutheran Confessions, the unaltered Augsburg Confession, along with the other documents found in the Book of Concord. These items expressly teach the Scripture correctly interpreted according to the very Word of God, Jesus Christ, or the Word became flesh (John 1:14).
Why do we go by the Title "Lutheran"?
The fact of the matter is that every church has theologians behind their unique understanding of theology; in other words, people they follow. Sadly, many groups of Christians hide behind titles like "Christian" or "of Christ." However, while they may be "Christian," they certainly understand the Bible according to someone's theological perspective and they often fail to inform their congregants and visitors of who those people are. This makes it difficult for people to understand the theological perspectives of the pastor teaching them and leaves them believing the idea that any given group is simply functioning with a general Christian basis. Reality will always prove that all groups of Christian people gathering and all theologians and pastors have perspectives they hold and that inform their teachings. For this reason we leave the title "Lutheran" on our church. We agree with Martin Luther who was the leader of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. We agree with Luther and other authors of the Augsburg Confession and The Book of Concord that the Scriptures should be interpreted by the Scriptures; or that Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior of the World is the center and key to all Scripture.