Frequently Asked Questions – LCMS Views
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod answers frequently asked questions about its views on Christian citizenship, contemporary issues, family, marriage, and human sexuality.
- Christian Citizenship
- Contemporary Issues
- Family, Marriage, and Human Sexuality
- Life Issues
- The Bible
- What is the LCMS’ stance on the death penalty?
- What is the LCMS’ stance on war?
- What is the LCMS’ stance on serving in the military?
- Christmas trees
- Demonic possession
- God allowing tragedy
- Lodges, fraternal organizations, and fraternities
- Luther’s anti-Semitism
- Madalyn Murray O’Hair (Petition 2493)
- Not sinful to lie?
- Walk to Emmaus
Family, Marriage and Human Sexuality
- Interfaith marriage
- Location of a wedding ceremony
- Sex before marriage
- Two ministers from different denominations at a wedding
- “Wedding March” from Richard Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin”
- LCMS’ stance on divorce
- Same-sex marriage
- What is the LCMS’ response to homosexuality?
- Can practicing homosexuals serve in church?
- What is the Synod’s view on masturbation?
- Should an LCMS pastor marry an older couple without a wedding license?
- What is the LCMS’ position regarding the age of the earth?
- Do animals go to heaven?
- Are Bible stories true?
- Is there a translation the LCMS prefers?
- Is the Bible inerrant?
- Is there a connection between the antichrist and the pope?
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