Believing that Christ’s welcome is unconditional 1
Believing that in that unconditional welcome we have access to God’s saving love 2
Believing that God’s unconditional saving love is for the whole world 3
The people of God, members of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, West Long Branch, publicly affirm their welcome of all people.
Such welcome is not based on and will not be hindered by gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or history, race, social standing, political affiliation or any other such human invention.
We extend Christ’s welcome to all who seek to experience God’s saving love through the proclamation of God’s Word and through the reception of the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. This welcome is extended with no strings attached.
- Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)
- Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; (Romans 5:1-2b)
- God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)