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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

A Member Of The
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

This We Believe

We believe, teach, and confess that all people have sinned against God and deserve eternal death in hell. Yet, God in his mercy has won salvation for all by his grace.

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
(Romans 3:23-24)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23)

We believe, teach, and confess that our hope for heaven and eternal life with God rests alone in Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.
(Acts 4:12)

We believe, teach, and confess that the salvation won for us by Christ becomes ours by a Spirit-worked faith in Jesus as our Savior.

No one can say, Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.
(I Corinthians 12:3)

We believe, teach, and confess that salvation is by grace alone—not by personal merit, but by God’s mercy.

Indeed, it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
(Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe, teach, and confess that the Bible is the verbally, inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. God’s Word is the only source of our doctrine and the only guide for all our practices.

All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, and for training in righteousness.
(II Timothy 3:16)

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Christian church centered on the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and The Lord's Supper. We are members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Because we are members of the WELS, our teachings and beliefs are completely in agreement with them. Please click here to learn more about what we at Salem believe, teach and practice.

Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®)
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