What is a Lutheran Christian? (1 of 6)
Lutheran Christians are Christians—people who follow Christ.
Christians believe in
One God, whom we know in Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ, who was fully human and fully divine
The Bible as God’s Word for us
The Gospel: We are saved by Christ alone through faith
Study the Bible
Pray our thanks, praise, and requests to God
Tell others about God’s love in Jesus
Serve our neighbors
Give our time, talents and treasure
No Generic Christians
The most important point is that we are Christians—one with all believers in Christ. Yet, there is no such thing as a “generic” Christian.
Every Christian has “roots,” a particular history which shapes
theology (thoughts about God),
piety (the style of worshipping God),
discipline (how we live out faith).
.…to claim our “roots” as Lutherans is to know
who we are,
what is important to us, and
how we can share our strengths with the whole Church.