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New to the Christian Faith?

The glory of God is revealed in part as we look at His magnificent creation around us. (Romans 1:20)

We live in a sinful world , however. We can see this in our daily news broadcasts and if we’re honest in our own behaviour. (Romans 3:23)

God desired to save His most beloved creation, us, by sending His only Son Jesus into the world to pay for our sins and reconcile us to our Heavenly Father. (John 3:16)

It’s All About Jesus

Christianity is the life and salvation God has given in and through Jesus Christ.

The Bible teaches and Lutherans believe that Jesus is the Saviour of the world. He is the only and eternal Son of God, equal to God the Father and the Holy Spirit (the Trinity). Jesus is also the son of the Virgin Mary. True God and true man.

Jesus Christ became man to redeem all people. Taking our place, He lived a perfect life keeping the law of God for us.

(1 John 5:20; Matthew 1:23; Ephesians 1:7; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 1:4; Acts 10:42)

Christ Paid For Our Sins

Jesus then died as our innocent substitute on the cross to pay for the world’s sin. God has looked on Jesus’ death as our death for sin.

After being raised from the dead by God the Father, Jesus ascended into heaven. The resurrection of Jesus is proof that God accepted what Jesus did as payment for the sins of al people.

(Matthew 5:17; Romans 5:19; Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 20:28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:10)

On the Last Day Christ will judge all people who are still living and those whom he will raise from the dead.

Those who believe Jesus is their Lord and Saviour will be saved and enter heaven. (Romans 10:9)

How We Are Made Right Again With God – By Grace Through Faith

The Bible teaches and Lutherans believe that God judged all sinners righteous in His sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith in Jesus.

A person is justified, or made right with God, when he or she believes in Christ and His saving work. It is a gift from God through His grace. Grace is God’s undeserved love and mercy that He shows to all mankind through Jesus Christ. Our forgiveness has been paid for by the blood of Jesus.

(Ephesians 2:8,9; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Romans 3:22-24; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:5; Mark 16:16)

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