Evangelical Lutheran Free Church

Evangelical Lutheran Free Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (U.A.C.) is an orthodox Lutheran Church holding to the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession (UAC). The ELFC-UAC is both evangelical (proclaiming the free forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ) and sacramental (centering its spiritual life in the regenerating waters of baptism and the Real Presence of Christ in Holy Communion).

The Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (UAC) is strongly grounded on Scripture and worship service features both strong preaching and the historic liturgy. As a historical church with a rich spiritual tradition, without legalism, the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church has some of the best parts of Protestantism and the best parts of Catholicism.

Evangelical Lutheran Free Churches emphasizing the historic liturgy, chanting the service, signing themselves with the Holy Cross, and have even reinstituted the ancient Lutheran practice of private confession and absolution.

The mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (U.A.C) is to make known to all people everywhere God's call to wholeness through forgiveness and holiness in Jesus Christ, and to invite into membership and equip for ministry all who respond in faith.

The Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (UAC) teaches that the Bible is the only authoritative source for doctrine. It subscribes to the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as accurate presentations of what Scripture teaches, that Jesus is the center of Scripture and the only way to eternal salvation, and that the Holy Spirit uses the gospel alone in Word and Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion) to bring people to faith in Jesus as Savior and keep them in that faith, strengthening them in their daily life of sanctification.

External links

* [http://www.elfk.de/ Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (Germany)]
* [http://frikirken.no/ Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway]
* [http://www.vivit.dk/ Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Denmark]
* [http://www.felsisa.org.za/ Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa]
* [http://www.lutheran-church.net/ The Old Lutheran Church (OLC)] formerly known as Evangelical Lutheran Free Church


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