LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD (LCMS)
Issues/Concerns regarding this denomination:
Baptismal Salvation - Listed below is what this denomination believes.
"Baptism, too, is applied for the remission of sins and is therefore a washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost" (Source:www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=572)
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Infant Baptism - Listed below is what this denomination believes.
"we believe (because of what the Bible says about baptism) that when an infant is baptized God creates faith in the heart of that infant. This faith cannot yet, of course, be expressed or articulated, yet it is real and present all the same" (Source: www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2612 )
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Sacramentalism - Listed below is what this denomination believes.
"still we hold with Scripture that God offers and communicates to men the spiritual blessings purchased by Christ, namely, the forgiveness of sins and the treasures and gifts connected therewith, only through the external means of grace ordained by Him. These means of grace are the Word of the Gospel, in every form in which it is brought to man, and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and of the Lord's Supper. The Word of the gospel promises and applies the grace of God, works faith and thus regenerates man, and gives the Holy Ghost." (Source: www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=572 ) "Baptism, we believe, is one of the miraculous means of grace (together with God's written and spoken Word) through which God creates the gift of faith in a person's heart." (Source: www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2612 )
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To find out what this denomination believes, please click on www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=576
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INFORMATION REGARDING THIS DENOMINATION
Denomination Home Page: www.lcms.org/
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Irvine, CA www.cui.edu
Mequon, WI www.cuw.edu
Portland, OR www.cu-portland.edu
River Forest, IL www.cuchicago.edu
St. Paul, MN www.csp.edu
Selma, AL www.concordiaselma.edu
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Fort Wayne, IN www.ctsfw.edu
St. Louis, MO www.csl.edu
Related Publishing Companies
Concordia Publishing House www.cph.org/cphstore/default.asp?ct=237193536:13115
The Lutheran Witness www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=11468
Links by others about this denomination