Lutherans are Christians who accept the teachings of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546). He realized that there were significant differences between what he read in the Bible and the practices of the church at that time. Today, we still hold to the basic principles of Luther’s teachings such as grace alone, faith alone, scripture alone. These comprise the very essence of Lutheranism:
We are saved by the grace of God alone and not by anything we do;
Our salvation is through faith alone and a confident trust in God, who in Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation and;
The Bible is the norm for faith and life and is the true standard by which teachings and doctrines are to be judged.
House of Prayer is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). If you would like to know more about the Lutheran Church and the ELCA in particular, please visit their web site here.