What Do Lutherans Believe
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church?Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.

Grace alone God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

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"What About..." Pamphlets
A series of 29 pamphlets, written by former Synod President A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions can be found at this link 
Topics covered:

The Gospel 
The Bible 
The Small Catechism 
The Ten Commandments 
The Apostles' Creed 
The Lord's Prayer 
Holy Baptism 
Confession and Absolution 
The Sacrament of the Altar 
Being a Lutheran 
Lutheran Worship 
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 
Telling the Good News about Jesus 
Christian Families 
Death and Dying 
The New Millennium 
Christian Stewardship 
Fellowship in the Lord's Supper 
The Difference Between the ELCA and the LCMS 
The Ordination of Women to the Pastoral Office 
Living Together Without Marriage 
Creation and Evolution