The church of Evangelical Reformed in Kelmė

Church was built at the expense of Jurgis Gruževskis, an elder from Žemaitija in 1615. The architecture of the building is a mix of gothic and Renaissance styles. The church has one nave, one tower, a Gothic three-walled apse, and Gothic windows. One of the most important issues in Reformed doctrine is the issue of justification. The Reformed believe that man receives salvation through God’s grace. Sola Gratia – “grace alone” – is the core of the Reformed faith. However, it is not only the forgiveness of sins granted by God, but also the rebirth of the person. A man cannot earn salvation by his own efforts, without God’s justifying grace.