Martin Luther is firmly committed to the historic, Christian faith and the key principles that:

  1. The Bible is entirely the true Word of God and is the only reliable source for our religious beliefs.
  2. All people are sinful and can do nothing to save themselves.   We are saved only because of God’s undeserved love for us and through faith in Jesus Christ, who lived a holy life in our place and died to pay the penalty for all our sins. 
  3. Our good works are a necessary fruit and evidence of saving faith in Jesus.  They are not in any way a payment for our salvation.   They are a “thank you” to God for already saving us.