In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), discusses the Synod’s celebration of the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s “Here I Stand” speech at the Diet of Worms, as well as the approaching 175th anniversary of the founding of the LCMS (in 2022).
“It’s quite impossible to imagine the existence of the Missouri Synod or any Lutheran churches in the world without the events of this week 500 years ago on the 17th of April. … 500 years later, the church is increasingly called to confess, before the world and even political authorities. We stand firm with the confession of Luther. We believe in the Scriptures, and our conscience is bound to those Scriptures, which teach us the free forgiveness of Christ in His cross and resurrection.”
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