Overview

What we believe:

We believe, teach and confess that salvation is ours by the grace of God, which is his undeserved mercy, through faith in Jesus Christ, as taught in the Word of God. We hold to the Bible as the completely true and inspired Word of God, the only source and authority for Christian faith and life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). This is the sum of our faith. On the basis of this and many other passages in Scripture, we believe, teach and confess that:

  • There is one God, who has revealed himself as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  • Mankind and this world are God’s creation.

  • All people, because the first man and woman disobeyed God, are conceived and born in sin and throughout their lives commit sin in thought and word and deed. As a result all people are naturally under God’s condemnation, deserving of his anger and eternal punishment.

  • God sent his own Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to be the Savior of all people. He satisfied God’s justice by living a perfect life in our place and he suffered the consequences of the world’s sin by his crucifixion and death. He thereby paid for the sins of the world.

  • God raised Jesus from the dead, giving us the certainty of our salvation.

  • By faith in Jesus as our Savior, we have the forgiveness of all our sins and the sure hope of eternal life.

  • At death, our soul goes to be with God in heaven.

  • At the end of the world Jesus will come back to judge the living and the dead, taking all who are God’s own by faith in Jesus to live with him forever.

This we believe, teach and confess.

Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone) - Sola Gratia (by grace alone) - Sola Fide (by faith alone)

Martin Luther (1483–1546) and the other writers of the Lutheran Confessions were guided by these three great principles listed above in their teaching of Christian doctrine.

Scripture alone:  The Bible is the only source for the doctrines on which faith must rest. It is the only standard by which a Christian’s teaching and life must be judged.

Grace alone: Salvation is by God’s grace alone through Jesus Christ. Human works do not contribute to our salvation. 

Faith alone:  Through faith in Jesus Christ, we receive, as our very own, the righteousness and forgiveness Jesus won for all by his holy life and substitutionary death. Those who believe in Jesus have eternal life. Those who do not believe in Jesus reject the forgiveness he won for them on the cross, and they will perish eternally (Mk 16:16). The three principles of Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone are at the center of the study of Christian doctrine.

For more information, go to https://wels.net/what-it-means-to-be-truly-lutheran-scripture-alone/
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Beautiful Savior, Grove City’s mission shall be to proclaim the law and the gospel in our congregation, community, and the world (2 Timothy 4:2), so that through the means of grace the Holy Spirit might:

  1. Lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for everlasting life and salvation (Luke 24:46-48)

  2. Strengthen believers in faith and sanctification (Romans 10:17)

  3. Equip believers as disciples, stewards, witnesses, and servants to share the gospel and live their faith (Ephesians 4:11, 12; Matthew 5:16)

OUR SYNOD

Beautiful Savior is a member congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS.)
More information about the WELS can be found on the official WELS website:  www.wels.net