The following .pdf essay was a paper I wrote in 2009 while I was in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In it, I make the case that the reason why the Lutheran Church is declining in membership is because it has departed from its own distinctives, these being: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone. Of the three distinctives, “Faith Alone” is the most suppressed, while Grace and Scripture are deformed into ways that are foreign to the historic Christian Faith.

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Sola Fide Paper