A Lutheran Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Lutheran theology maintains a sacramental view of baptism. It links the effectiveness of baptism not with the water itself, but with the Word of God. It also values the role of faith as a response to God's Word in making the sacrament fruitful. These themes are more fully explained in the article that follows.

In Lutheran theology, baptism is one of two chief sacraments (together with the Lord's Supper). It is the foundational sacrament of the Christian life and a means of grace. Baptism...


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