About The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

The LCMS is a Bible-based, mission-oriented, confessional Christian denomination. Our church is founded upon the teachings of Martin Luther and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. We strive to make the love of Christ known through our mission work, outreach and education programs, and helping people within the community on a daily basis.

 

Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in some 6,200 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors.  Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in nearly 90 countries around the world. 

 
The teaching of Martin Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:

 
"Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone." 


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Grace Alone -- Sola Gratia

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





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Faith Alone -- Sola Fide

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

 

 

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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. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

 



Please visit the LCMS website for more information on our mission, our practices, and our faith.

 

 

 

 

 

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