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Christ Lutheran Church


Church Review
Scriptural View: 2/5
Beliefs: 2/5
Community: 2/5

Website Review
Site Usabilility: 3/5
Site Design: 2/5
Site Content: 2/5

Summary: Christ Lutheran Church meets in Pacific Beach. The service liturgy is similiar to a Catholic Mass. There are things this church does well. They had tables soliciting volunteers for their local involvement with an Interfaith Shelter, seem to have a heart for missions and have a strong desire to bring a message of God’s grace to people. Also, much thanks should be paid to Luther who began the reformission tradition. As to their beliefs, Lutherans hold to a differing view of baptism. The main difference of which I am aware between Lutheran and protestant baptism is that most protestant churches teach that Baptism is the sign and seal of the promise of God given through the Holy Spirit, whereas for Lutherans Baptism is the gift of Holy Spirit, himself, is received at God’s command and promise through the water and the Word of the Sacrament. The Lutheran view of baptism is summarized in a listing of its benefits in Luther’s Small Catechism: “In Baptism God forgives sin, delivers from death and the devil, and gives everlasting salvation to all who believe what he has promised.” Also, as for this particular church, they do not believe that Christ is the only way thus negating the view that the Bible is God’s authority and inspired Word. For this and other un-orthodox beliefs we cannot recommend this church.

Baptism required for salvation. Also, based on their interpretations they do not hold the Bible as God’s innerrant word to His people. We cannot recommend this church.

2 Responses to “Christ Lutheran Church”

  1. L. Spellman Says:

    You are incorrect in your assesment that Lutheran’s do not accept that Christ is the only ‘Way’. Lutherans confess that it is for Christ’s sake alone that we are saved. Another fact, Luther was vilified for his stance of ‘Sola Scriptura’, meaning ‘Scriptura Alone’.

  2. SiteAdmin Says:

    My comment is not that “all Lutheran’s” do not believe Christ is the only way but that “this church” teaches that Christ is not the only way.

    Thanks for the clarification. This review is specific to this Lutheran church and not all Lutherans.

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