At the La Sierra University Church our mission statement begins with grace. We see grace as summarizing for us the character of God. Grace is the founding principle of God’s interaction with human beings. It is the key to understanding God’s self-revelation.
“God’s character is grace. We can know nothing more important about God."
“Grace is not something God Himself gives us, it is the way God gives us Himself."
“The central theme of the whole Bible is the triumph of grace in the salvation of sinners.”
From the genesis of the human story in the first book of the Bible to the closing scenes of earth’s history so dramatically portrayed in the book of Revelation, God’s persistent, enduring, everlasting love is portrayed in the multitude of stories, in the exalted themes of the Scriptures, in the Bible’s counsel and instruction.
We believe that grace is “the great truth around which all other truths cluster” (Gospel Workers, 315). We want grace to be “the burden of every sermon, the theme of every song” (Testimonies to the Church, vol. 8, 287), “our platform, the very life of our faith” (The Review and Herald, August 31, 1905).