The Lutheran Church Is and Is Not.

Consider the following statement. I’d like to hear your comments below. (While I loathe to admit it, the statement was adapted from a very similar statement about the Eastern Orthodox Church here.)

The Lutheran Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is catholic, but not Roman. It is orthodox, but not Eastern. It isn’t non-denominational, neither is it merely a denomination – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the witness of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost some 2000 years ago.

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  1. […] Great Stuff Found on the Web — The Lutheran Church Is and Is Not November 18th, 2011 Post by Norm Fisher var addthis_product = 'wpp-262'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true,"data_track_addressbar":false,"ui_language":"en"};if (typeof(addthis_share) == "undefined"){ addthis_share = [];}On Pastor Lovett’s blog, ORATIO + TENTATIO + MEDITATIO, he has a question regarding The Lutheran Church Is and Is Not. […]

  2. Your formulation is as true and timely as it is succinct. This point of view needs wider proclamation and dissemination.

    At the same time we are like a faithful remnant next to the behemoth of Rome – with a commensurate responsibility, since much has been given us…

  3. This is thought provoking, and drove me to the Eastern Orthodox website via provided link. It is stated directly on one of their pages that subscribers to the Eastern Orthodox beliefs can never be certain of their eternal salvation. NEVER. I am so thankful for the true Christian teachers I have had, and for my current Pastor. I know, every day, where eternity lies and that Jesus’ blood covers me completely. I can look my young daughter in the eye when she asks me about dying, and can assure her that she is going to heaven and so am I because we believe in Jesus and what he has done for us. How does the rest of the world deal with their conscience on this matter? I am so thankful to have the gift of faith.

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