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What do Lutherans believe?

Lutheran's believe that all people have sinned, fallen short of God's glory, and are deserving of

His temporal and eternal wrath.

And yet, Lutherans also believe that there is hope- a Savior. Jesus is God's Son come to take

away the sins of the world.

He did this by suffering God's wrath over sin in our place, being forsaken by God instead of us,

and dying the death that humanity deserved.

In so doing, God's justice was satisfied that He may be gracious and merciful toward us.

Even though God's eternal wrath was poured out Jesus, the Father is well-pleased with His Son.

That's because Jesus carried out a mission of salvation that was planned before the world's


It pleased His Father that in love Jesus came to be the Savior of the world by sacrificing Himself

for the sins of the world.

Therefore, Jesus was raised from the dead and exalted to the right hand of the Father.

Paul says, "God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every

name" (Philippians 2:9).

Lutheran's trust in this work of redemption for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We

rejoice in it. We glory in it. We praise our Lord and God for it!

This good news is made known through the Bible.

Lutherans believe that Scripture is God's very Word given to teach, comfort, rebuke, and


All throughout Scripture the message is clear: "thus says the Lord."

Those who wrote the Scriptures were God's messengers warning of His wrath and judgment and

especially proclaiming the good news of His love, mercy, forgiveness, and salvation.

May the peace of Christ dwell in you richly!

Pastor Travis Lauterbach