The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The reaffirmation comes as the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen face a second trial for holding to biblical Christianity.
In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.
The International Lutheran Council (ILC) is an association of confessional Lutheran church bodies.
Much of what we see today in society results from philosophies and teachings that elevate humanity and thereby eliminate God and His Law.
This supplement features information about the 175th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, including a brief history of the LCMS by Rev. Cameron MacKenzie.
On March 30, the Helsinki District Court in Finland issued its decision to acquit both the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen.
As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.
Probably not in this generation, but maybe in the next, Christians in America will likely have to stand before the courts like our fellow Lutherans in Finland.
This supplement includes an interview with the Rev. Sawyer Meyers, a church re-planter, and a conversation with Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland.
The trial, which began on Jan. 24, stems from the publication of a 2004 pamphlet upholding a biblical view of marriage and sexuality.
Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.
The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.
Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.