We believe
8/ God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. He is both true
God and true man. He lived to fulfill God's law for us, died
on the cross to pay the penalty our sins deserved, and rose
from the dead so that we might have eternal life. He
ascended into Heaven, where He now sits at the right hand
of the Father to intercede for us.
9/ Because of Jesus' death on the cross,God declares a
person just - or righteous - and forgiven. This happens not
because of human effort, but because the justification won
by Jesus is applied to the one who believes in Jesus as
Savior.
10/ Faith in Jesus is a gift of God,given by the power of the
Holy Spirit thus all the glory belongs to God.
11/ The means of grace are the Word, Holy Baptism and
Holy Communion. By these means, the merits of Jesus'
perfect life and atoning death are personally conveyed to all
who believe in Jesus as their Savior.
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