Statement of Purpose
The Concordia Lutheran – Official Organ of the Concordia Lutheran Conference
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
To set forth in simple and plain language the pure doctrine of God’s Word as taught by the true Lutheran Church in full accordance with the Book of Concord of 1580 and the Brief Statement of 1932.
To show, on the basis of Scripture, what true Christians are to believe and how, out of love for their Savior Jesus Christ, they are to lead godly lives.
To furnish aids for Bible study and articles for Scriptural devotion and meditation.
To demonstrate, by our Scriptural stand, that our Concordia Lutheran Conference is not a sect or a false church, but that the congregations which form it confess, teach, and practice the Word of God in its full truth and purity and use the Sacraments according to Christ’s institution. All who do this are the true visible Church on earth.
To seek out all who truly share our Scriptural position in doctrine and practice, and to urge the mutual public acknowledgment of such God-given unity. Thus we shall be able thereafter to practice a God-pleasing fellowship with them.
To show that we do not have among us a mixture of divergent teachings but that we are “perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
To set forth pertinent historical information which has a bearing upon the Church and to expose modern philosophical thought and the so-called scientific theories which contradict the Word of God.
To expose particularly the false teaching and practice of the various so-called “Lutheran” church bodies by comparing their teachings and practices with what is plainly recorded in the Word of God, in the Lutheran Confessions, and in the old orthodox Lutheran writings.
To expose false teaching and practice wherever it makes its appearance and to keep abreast of the current happenings in the church and among the nations as signs of the times.
To be truthful and factual in our reporting and freely to correct any misinformation of which we are not aware and which has been called to our attention. Also to clarify any information or statement of doctrine or practice which may be unclear to our readers or which may create a wrong impression.