The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


20th-century questions

The truth of Scripture is Christ

Does the ELCA teach the inerrancy of the Scriptures the way fundamentalist churches do? 

No. This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith and life (ELCA Statement of Faith). We believe the Scriptures because they proclaim Christ, which was Martin Luther's practice. The Scriptures do not need us to defend them. Rather, we need to "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" them, as Luther instructed, so that our words and lives proclaim Christ.

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