Material Principal

This Congregation holds to the material principle of Justification by Grace alone, through Faith alone, on account of Christ alone. “One who does not believe the article of justification by faith is not, as Scripture plainly states, a ‘Child of Abraham,’ is not numbered among the believers, is outside the Christian Church (Galatians 3:6-10). Luther puts it thus: ‘This article [of justification] is the head and cornerstone which alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and protects the Church (St. L. XIV: 168).