What we Believe – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

By God’s blessing, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is committed to being strongly in the Word, Christ-centered and people-sensitive, reaching out boldly with the Gospel, faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, and marked by peace and unity in the Lord.

A peace that passes all understanding

In the fullness of time, the Son of God descended to earth and became man in the womb of the Virgin Mary. In Jesus, God Himself was with us on earth. Jesus was not only with us, but for us. He came into this sinful and dying world to fight our enemies: sin, death, and the devil. He came to set us free. He defeated these enemies by laying down His own life.

Through His perfect life and by His death on the cross, Jesus paid the full debt of sin for all people. He rose again and gives us new life, a life that has meaning, purpose, and direction – a life filled with hope and confidence, even during times of sorrow and trouble. Jesus Christ is with us. He loves us and cares for us, giving us the peace that truly passes human understanding.

A family of Christian believers

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is a family of about 2.6 million Christians, gathered in more than 6,000 congregations throughout the United States. Our church was founded more than 150 years ago by a small band of immigrants in America who were dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel of the forgiveness of sins through Christ alone. Many of the founders of our Synod were from Missouri, hence the word “Missouri” in our name.

Our congregations were united in an association of Christian fellowship called a “Synod” which means “walking together”.

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Faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions

Martin Luther, the great Christian Reformer of the 16th centify, boldly proclaimed the Bible’s most important message: that Christ came into the world to save sinners, and lived among us to defeat our enemies – sin, death, and the devil. Luther believed and taught that Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross washed away the sins of the whole world, and that those who place their trust in Him are forgiven. They are declared righteous and are reconciled to God.

We see in the Reformation movement the hand of God working to preserve the truth of His Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore we are committed to genuine, historical Lutheranism.

This information was taken from the pamphlet “What About … The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod” – full pamphlet available at https://files.lcms.org/file/preview/4tifU0DorbDMTPNPIZdWDzWc8ISI2VxT

Grace Alone

Sola Gratia – God sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith Alone

Sola Fide – those who hear the Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers.

Scripture Alone

Sola Scriptura – the Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.