Lutheran Beliefs - Taken from Lutheran Church-Canada Web site. Click for more topics...

We Believe...
    ... there is only one God
    who created everything, controls everything, cares for everything
    who shows us He exists through nature and conscience
    who tells us about Himself in the Bible
    who has revealed Himself as three distinct persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    who is the only True God among the gods of all religions
    ... there is only one reliable source of information
    the Bible is unique
    the Bible tells us all we need to know about God
    the Bible tells us human existence is no accident
    the Bible tells us God wants to be with us now and forever
    the Bible tells us that to live with God forever we need to be perfect, sinless
    ... there is only one true faith
    life with God is only possible by His grace because no one is perfect
    Jesus Christ is true God and true man,
    who lived a perfect life for us
    who suffered and died on the cross for us
    who rose from the dead and provided the only way for us to have life with God forever
    all who admit their sinfulness and believe in Jesus as their one and only Saviour are
    counted holy in God's eyes and receive eternal life
    therefore, we want to lead a God-pleasing life
    "God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,
    that whoever believes in Him should not perish,
    but have eternal life."
    -- John 3:16 (ESV)

The basis of all Lutheran teachings is the Bible. Martin Luther and the other reformers wrote a series of
documents answering accusations that their teaching was contrary to commonly held beliefs and
practices of the 15th century church. These defenses and arguments, based upon the Bible were
presented before a series of theological gatherings. Eventually, they were compiled into
The Book of
Concord. These comprise the doctrine and confession of the Lutheran Church.