As a Lutheran Church, we are committed, without any hesitation or doubt, to the complete and absolute authority of the Bible. We believe both the Old and New Testaments are the divinely inspired, and inerrant Word of God. As such, they are the only infallible source and standard for our faith, doctrine and life.
We believe the Bible points us to Jesus, the way, the truth and the life, and reveals for us God’s amazing act of grace and forgiveness in the actions of Jesus death and resurrection.
The Word is understood by us as both Law (that which condemns us as sinners) and Gospel (that which redeems us as children of God). In living out this law/gospel proclamation, the Spirit guides our lives as God’s people.
As baptised people of God, we are on a life long journey of faith development. We call this discipleship. At St Luke’s we are concerned about six aspects of discipleship.
As members of the Lutheran community, and within the Lutheran Church of Australia, we also acknowledge and accept that the Lutheran confessions, as found in the Book of Concord (1580), explain the Scriptures in a true and clear way. All the foundation documents of our confessions are found here. We include in the Book of Concord:
These confessional writings, are not just historical documents, but continue to guide, empower, and encourage us as a community. The help to define us as Lutherans, and remind us of the pillars upon which the Lutheran Reformation stood: