Who Are the Lutherans?
Lutherans are Christians
Lutherans believe God is three persons in one: the Father, who created and sustains the world; the Son, who lived as a human being, died, and rose from the dead; and the Holy Spirit, who works God’s will in the world.
Lutherans believe sin exists in every person.
Lutherans believe everyone will have existence after death —either in heaven or hell— forever.
Lutherans believe God has a plan to end the world, when He will judge everyone—both living and dead.
Lutherans Trust the Bible
Lutherans often refer to three “solas” (Latin for “alone”) as a summary of the faith that gives them hope:
GRACE ALONE: God loved the world, though we do not deserve His love. He sent His Son (Jesus) to love the unlovely and save the ungodly.
FAITH ALONE: Jesus had provided for our forgiveness and life; those who hear this promise and believe it, have what it offers. People don’t “get” faith, God gives it as He gives us His promises.
SCRIPTURE ALONE: The Bible is the only source that shows God’s will and the only basis for faith.
Lutherans Talk About Law and Gospel
The Bible gives the Law, showing God’s expectation of people and the terrible consequences for not following His commands. But the Bible also reveals the Gospel—the “good news” of God’s love and forgiveness demonstrated for us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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