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Information on the Lutheran Church

The Lutheran church is the original evangelical branch of the one, holy, universal and apostolic church. By Martin Luther’s time, many false teachings had crept into the medieval church which obscured the free grace of Jesus Christ in the gospel. The two most serious errors were: 1) that God will forgive and save you IF you perform good works and 2) Sacred Tradition (the Roman Papacy) is equally authoritative to and the only interpreter of Sacred Scripture.

For Luther, the Reformation was never about revolution. He loved the medieval church and wanted to reform and purify it, not leave it. But in 1521 Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther and with him all evangelical catholics. When the Council of Trent (1545-1563) later declared that Protestant convictions were “eternally damned” the Roman Catholic Church was born. With more than 68 million members throughout the world, the Lutheran churches today constitute the largest denomination to emerge from the Protestant Reformation that began in Germany in 1517.

Information on the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Mission of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (LCMS)

LCMS Mission: In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.

Beliefs of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod FAQ 

The teaching of the Lutheran Church can be summarized as follows: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Additional Resources and Ministry Partners

Home Page of the Lutheran Church
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Educating Our Children – Why Send Your Child to a Lutheran School?
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Health Ministry Resources
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Resources & Training
Lutheran Hour Ministries

Church Military Ministry Resources
Operation We Are Here

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