Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church

We Believe...
  •  that God has justified all sinners.  He has declared them righteous for the sake of Christ (Romans 5:18).
  • that individuals receive this free gift of forgiveness not on the basis of their own works, but only through faith (Ephesians 2:8,0)
  • that people cannot produce this justifying faith, or trust, in their own hearts, because "the man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him" (1 Corinthians 2:14).
  • that sinners are saved by grace alone.  Grace is the undeserved love of God for sinners (Ephesians 2:8,9).

Taken from the booklet "This We Believe",  a statement of belief of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.