What Lutherans Believe

What Lutherans Believe

What Lutherans believe can be summed up in three of Luther’s doctrines

Grace alone – we are saved by the grace of God, not by anything we do,

Faith alone –  our salvation is through our faith in God and the salvation we receive through Christ’s death,

Scripture Alone – the Bible is the standard by which all teachings and doctrines of the Church are based.


Grace Alone

Sola Gratia

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.




Faith Alone

Sola Fide

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.



Scripture Alone

Sola Scriptura

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.