What We Believe

color seal St. John's Lutheran ChurchSimply stated, we believe, teach, and confess that salvation is in Christ alone–by grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Scripture alone.

Scripture Alone: the belief that the Word of God (Holy Bible) is the sole authority and measuring stick when it comes to the faith and life of the Christian Church. (Matthew 22:29; John 17:17; Acts 17:11)

Grace Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is — from beginning to end — completely by God’s grace apart from any good works of man. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Faith Alone: the teaching of the Bible that only faith can receive the freely-given gifts of God’s grace. (Romans 3:28)

Christ Alone: the teaching of the Bible that salvation is to be found in Christ Jesus and no other. (John 14:6)