Lutheran.

For my second introductory post I will tell you a little bit about my journey to Lutheranism…

I was born. The End.

Well, sort of.  It is true that I was born and raised in the Lutheran Church.  I was baptized as an infant and confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in middle school.  I attended two Lutheran universities and I am now married to a man studying to be a Lutheran pastor.  However, I am not Lutheran just because I was taught that way and it’s all I’ve ever known.  I have surely had my doubts, and I do not remain without questions concerning the practice of my beloved church.

However, it has been through those doubts, and the mounds of studying and research I have gone through as a result, that leads me to the conclusion that the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and those she is in fellowship with, remain steadfast in purity of doctrine, focusing on the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am indescribably blessed to have the opportunity to fellowship with the Lutheran Church.

So what does it mean to be Lutheran?  Well, simply put, we believe that the Bible is the true inerrant Word of God through which God has revealed Himself to us.  And what do I believe according to Biblical teaching?

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Furthermore, I believe that the Lutheran confessions, as written in the Book of Concord, are an accurate interpretation of the Scriptures.  I am quite passionate about my Lutheran heritage and theology.  As I raise my children in the faith I hope that I will be able to equip them with sound doctrine and Christ-centered teaching that they can take with them throughout their life.

My faith is a huge part of who I am and I LOVE to talk about it!  So, you will most likely be hearing much from me in this area.  Please stick around for more discussions on theology, and feel free to join in!

In Christ,

Dalas

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