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First Evangelical Lutheran Church

400 West Avenue South
La Crosse, WI  54601


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We Believe
  • God is three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • God made the universe and everything in it, in six days.
  • The Bible is God's Word, written through human writers who were inspired by God.
  • The Bible is completely true and is the ultimate authority on any subject.
  • Sin exists in every person. It is the cause of the bad things people do to each other.
  • Because of sin, all people deserve eternal damnation in Hell.
  • Jesus is the Son of God and became true man also, when He was born of Mary.
  • Jesus lived a perfect life on earth, and paid the price for the sins of all people by suffering and dying on the cross.
  • Forgiveness for our sins is a free gift granted to us by Jesus.
  • Through the Holy Spirit, God works faith in the hearts of believers.
  • Everyone will have existence after death either in heaven or hell - forever.
  • God's will is that all people be saved.

How To Find The Answers For Yourself

Everything you want to know is in The Holy Bible.  It is the infallible, inspired complete Word of God.

The Bible's been around so long that although it should be an old friend, we neglect it for the newest fad to hit the publishing lists.  The Bible is the Word of God.  It was the first book Gutenberg turned out on his newly invented printing press.

Don't start at the beginning.  Please start with the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  They tell of God's Wondrous Love to send his only Son to atone for our wrong doings.

Want To Know More?

You will find complete explanations of our faith in "This We Believe", a Statement of Belief of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  It is available in English, German, Spanish, Norwegian, and Portuguese.

Our beliefs are outlined in complete detail, and just as important, why we believe it.  We hope you will take the time to explore our faith.  We would welcome any questions you might have.

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