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Missouri Synod

1201 North Chestnut • Shelbyville, IL 62565

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Our Beliefs and Practice:

LUTHERAN CHURCH – MISSOURI SYNOD (LCMS)

Holy Cross is a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a conservative branch of the Lutheran Church. Our congregation accepts and practices the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, who inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.
 
GRACE ALONE:
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. (John 3:16)

FAITH ALONE:
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

SCRIPTURE ALONE:
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.  (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16)

For more information concerning teachings like Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, The Ten Commandments, How we are saved, and other relevant issues go to:
http://www.lcms.org/belief-and-practice.