So what do we Lutherans believe you ask? Simply put Lutherans believe in Grace alone, Scripture alone, and Faith alone.
Scripture alone - Scripture alone dictates how we develop our church doctrine. We believe the Holy Bible is the inerrant infallible word of God.
alone – One of the most important parts of our belief is that it is by
faith alone can one be saved from the punishment of eternal death. As it
is written "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
We as a confessional church confess our faith using three different ecumenical Creeds.
Coming soon the Athanasian creed
Important Church Documents and Theological Essays
– This document was presented to the Roman Catholic Church during the reformation
to explain the doctrine of Martin Luther. A brief explanation of the Trinity by Edward W.A. Koehler
A brief explanation of the Trinity by Edward W.A. Koehler
The Holy Bible – Recommended translations are the King James Version, New King James Version,English Standard Version, New International Version, Revised Standard Version. Try to avoid paraphrases such as the Good News Bible and the New Living Translation.
I highly recommend the Concordia Self-Study Bible. It is a New International Version Bible with commentary written by Lutheran Theologians (Soon to be printed with the English Standard Version Translation coming Fall 2002).
The Book of Concord – This book contains most of the important documents pertaining to the doctrine of the Lutheran Church.
of Concord and the Concordia Self-Study Bible can be purchased at Concordia
Note to reader, all Biblical Quotes are taken from the King James Version av1611. If you have further questions about the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Please feel free to contact the pastor nearest you. God’s Blessings from Your brother in Christ.