Answer from Confession of Faith
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
(Here follows the official text as it appears in the Constitution of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.)
1. This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy
2. This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the
Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God
through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and
resurrection God fashions a new creation.
The proclamation of God's message to us as both Law and Gospel is the
Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy through word and deed, beginning
with the Word in creation, continuing in the history of Israel, and
centering in all its fullness in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The canonical Scriptures of the Old and
New Testaments are the written Word of God.
Inspired by God's Spirit
speaking through their authors, they record and announce God's revelation
centering in Jesus Christ. Through them God's Spirit speaks to us to create
and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
3. This church accepts the canonical Scriptures
of the Old and New Testaments
as the inspired Word of God
(Comment in Swedish)
and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
4. This church accepts the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as
true declarations of the faith of this church.
5. This church accepts the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true
witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it in faith and doctrine
all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg
6. This church accepts the other confessional writings in the Book of
Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald
Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and
the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of
7. This church confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy
Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional
writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for
God's mission in the world.
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