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Where Do Lutherans Stand on the Question of Sin? PDF Print E-mail

Lutherans believe that all people live in a condition which is the result of misused freedom.  "Sin" describes not so much individual acts of wrongdoing as fractured relationships between the people of creation and God.  Our every attempt to please God falls short of the mark.  By the standard of the Law, of which the Ten Commandments are a classic summary, God expresses his just and loving expectations for creation, and our failure to live up to those expectations reveals only our need for God's mercy and forgiveness.