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The name "Lutheran" comes from Dr. Martin Luther (1483–1546), a Roman Catholic Augustinian monk who led The Reformation movement in Germany to protest medieval abuses in the Church and to restore the Christian message to its Biblical clarity that a person is saved "by the grace of God alone, on the merits of Jesus Christ alone, received through faith alone, as taught by The Bible alone."

Lutheran faith and practice, therefore, is drawn from The Bible. We believe in God as Holy Trinity (one God in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit), with particular emphasis on the righteousness of God as defined in the Ten Commandments, and the seeking and forgiving love of God that shines in The Apostles' Creed, The Lord's Prayer, and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.Their basic message is summarized in the Words of Jesus recorded in the Gospel according to John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten son, that whoever believes in him may not perish, but have everlasting life." God saves us from sin, death and the Devil out of divine forgiveness and mercy on account of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, received through simple faith and trust.