Lutheranism has approximately 80 million followers, making it one of the largest Protestant denominations (it is the third most common denomination). The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (or LCMS for short) is a traditional, confessional denomination of the Lutheranism. The LCMS is the second-largest Lutheran body with approximately 2 million members in the United States alone. Unwavering, focused, and devoted, the Lutheran community continues to welcome new members and followers in Christ.
Confessions in the Lutheran Church
Lutheranism teaches that the Word, that is, the Son of God (John 1:14), assumed the human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So there are two natures — the divine and the human — inseparably joined in one person.
There is one Christ, true God, and true man, who was born of the Virgin Mary, truly suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried. He did this to reconcile the Father to us and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all of the actual sins of mankind (John 1:29).
He also descended into hell, and truly rose again on the third day. Afterward, He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. There He forever reigns and has dominion over all creatures. He sanctifies those who believe in Him by sending the Holy Spirit into their hearts to rule, comfort, and make them alive. He defends them against the devil and from the power of sin.
The same Christ will openly come again to judge the living and the dead, and so forth, according to the Apostles Creed. (Augsburg Confession II)
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