Learning about the Solas

What we believe


What do Lutherans believe?

Sola scriptura. Sola fide. Sola gratia. Sola Christus.

Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law & His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for christian doctrine. 

Sola Fide (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. 

Sola Gratia (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. 

Solus Christus (Through Christ Alone)

Christ alone emphasizes that salvation can only be found through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. There is no other mediator between God and man but the man Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself said, "I am The Way, and The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

what makes redeemer lutheran church special?

Help in the body of Christ.

We are a community seeking to connect with each other, grow together in our faith, and go out into our community and world to serve others.

Hope in the body of Christ.

Along with serving in our community, our commission is to offer the hope and Good News of Jesus Christ through our gifts, resources, and witness.

Home in the body of Christ.

Our faith is centered on a personal God who has entered our world in Jesus Christ, who meets us in Word and Sacrament.

What about our synod?

Redeemer is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).


"If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. 

Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for He is victorious over sin, death and the world."

- Dr. Martin Luther (Luther's Works 48:281)