What We Believe

What We Believe
The Bible is the Word of God. By that we mean that God gave the human writers of the Scriptures exactly what he wanted them to write. While the writers used their own distinct style and words,the Lord guided their thoughts and words so that they wrote what he wanted them to communicate. That makes the Bible a unified message by only one author. Since the author is God, the Bible has no error and is completely reliable for guiding our faith and our life. Furthermore, since the Bible is the Word of the author of all life, its message is as relevant for our age as it has been for every age.

The two main teachings of the Bible are the law and the gospel. The law of God plays no favorites. It condemns us all. It is perhaps why some don’t like the Bible. It demonstrates that we are all sinners, that is, we all fall short of what God expects of us. Because of that we deserve nothing from God. We deserve to be cut off from God forever.

God’s gospel shows him as a God of faithful love who doesn’t want us to be cut off from him forever. To fulfill his love, he took on himself the punishment our sins deserve. Jesus is the Son of God, the God from all eternity, who became human just like we are so he could do for us what we could not do. He kept God’s holy law perfectly. Then God placed on his perfect Son all of the sins of the world and punished him in our place. Jesus is called the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The altar on which the Lamb of God was sacrificed was a cross. All this Jesus did willingly because of his great love for us. Jesus did not stay in his grave. Three days after his death, he rose from the tomb alive. His resurrection proclaims that Jesus won a complete and total victory over sin and death for us!  We proclaim this good news week after week in worship.

There is so much more to learn about God's love for a world of sinners!  Join us for worship or contact us for more information about our faith.

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David's Star is a member of the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod).