DONíT Ė AND DO Ė BELIEVE
Lutherans do believe that, having been made aware of Godís love, we
will do good. Thatís one way of recognizing Christians.
We do believe both evidence and reason can back up what we have come to
believe in faith.
We Lutherans are small ďcĒ catholics who believe that Christís
church has continued from his day to ours. The Lutheran movement is part
of the whole catholic or
We believe that just as we accept babies as our own, naming them with
our own family names and, if we can help it, never letting them feel motherless
or fatherless, so God in baptism includes them in his family and kingdom.
We believe that god made us free creatures and that we live in a world
where much goes on which is counter to his will. We are responsible in the sense
that we are meant to respond to his love.
We do believe that we are destined to live in a heavenly realm in a form
which will be like the resurrected Jesus.
We believe in a God who is outside of but in control of natural forces.
He is the one who created it allóincluding the natural forces.
We believe he was God in actual human form and that, because he was, he
could by dying for us overcome human sin and death.
We believe that everything in Scripture and Christian experience points
to cooperation, fellowship and communion in an honest to goodness organization.
Just as Christ became a flesh-and-blood human so his church becomes a real union
of his people.
While we do indeed remember in Communion, we believe that through this
sacrament we receive forgiveness of sins; Christ really enters us nourishing us
and making us one with him and fellow believers.