OVERVIEW

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod LCMS LogoGrace Lutheran is affiliated with the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod which accepts without reservation the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the written Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and of practice. We believe, teach, and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord and that through in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. We believe that there is one holy Christian church on earth which is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ wherever they are to be found.  This one church, which is not to be identified with any institution or denomination, is to be found wherever the Gospel is preached and the Sacraments administered.


The Lutheran church is a product of the 16th century Reformation where the many of the doctrines and teachings of the holy Roman Catholic Church were found not to based on the Scriptures, but based on the thoughts of man. The Lutheran church derived its name from Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk whose posting of the 95 Theses sparked the Reformation. After years of study, Luther discover that the Scriptures teach that God's grace is the sole basis of salvation (Rom 3:23-24; Eph. 2:8-9; Gal 2:16). The reformers wrote “that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ's sake through faith when they believe that they are received into favor and that their sins are forgiven on account of Christ, who by his death made satisfaction for our sins".

 

Luther and other reformers did not set out to be doctrinal innovators. They believed and taught nothing more and nothing less then what the Scriptures themselves teach and what Christians through the ages have always believed. Lutherans believe that we all are sinners and that we are saved by grace alone (sola gratia) through faith alone (sola fide), on the basis of Scripture alone (sola scriptura). These three "Reformation solas" form the outline of what we believe, teach, and confess.LutherSeal


Grace alone

God loves all people of the world, even though we are sinful, rebel against Him, and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.


Faith alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for all of us. When we hear this Good News and believe it, we receive the eternal life it offers. God through the Holy Spirit gives us faith in Christ and gives us forgiveness through Him.


Scripture alone

The Bible is god's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals to us His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.

 
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