"And without him nothing arose" (Gospel of John 1.3)
The church is the assembly of believers and the community of saints, in which the word of God is purely and faithly taught, and the Holy Sacraments are exercised and given in accordance with the establishment of the Lord Jesus.
The head of the Church is Jesus Christ himself.
According to the New Testament, there is a universal priesthood of the faithful in the church, which is why every believer is called to exercise it (e.g. Proclamation of the Gospel in their own environment). The Evangelical Church does not know the hierarchical priesthood and recognizes one clerical office of the proclamation of the Word of God and the celebration of the sacraments of saints (e.g. Deacon, priest, bishop).
The church is a community of saints, so we do not canonise, nor do we pray to the saints. We do not need to call the saints. "(…) Even though it would be valuable, but it is very disastrome. Although the Angels in Heaven, and the Saints on Earth, and perhaps also in heaven, Pray for us (as indeed Christ does), it is not apparent from this that we have Angels of 1 Saints Calling, glorifies and worship as patrons and advocates… For this is idolatry, because such an honor is to be granted only to God. "
The Lutheran Church recognizes that Mary the Virgin is the mother of Jesus Christ-God and man in one person. Therefore, we pray exclusively to God in the Holy Trinity. (The first commandment: I am the Lord, your God. You will not have other gods next to me.) One is the only advocate-Jesus Christ-who, together with the Holy Spirit, interceds for us with the father.
The Lutheran devotion is not a repetition of the bloodiest sacrifice of Jesus Christ made to God by the people (the priest), but a victim of God's gift to others. The essence of the evangelical service was described by Martin Luther in the serration given during the dedication of the Castle Church in Torgava in 1544 with the words: "… that the Lord Christ himself spoke to us in his holy word, and that we would speak with him through prayer, psalms and hymns. " The Lutheran liturgy has been conducted in the national language since the 16TH century.
Liturgical costumes as well as the equipment of the temple, Luteranism considers it so called. Adiafora, i.e. Things inother, secondary.
According to the teachings of Christ, we recognize only two states after death
Heaven (the closeness of God), Hell (Eternal separation from God). We reject the teachings of purgatory, as well as the related teachings of the living and the dead.
The Supreme legislative authority of the Evangelical-Augsburg church in POLAND is the Synod of the church, the Synod of the church is elected democratiously from the ranks of all the clergy and lay members of the diocesan synods of the church. The Synod of the church elects the Bishop of the Church, who is the spiritual authority of the church and also the president of the Consistate. The consistory is the Supreme administrative authority of the Church in Poland and is at the same time the church management.
The church now comprises six dioceses: Cieszyńska, Katowice, Mazurska, Pomorsko-Wielkopolska, Warsaw and Wrocław. The diocese has its own synods, bishops and councils. In the dioceses, there are independent parishes and they are subject to foals, the pastor and the parish council are elected by all the members of the parish.
The Evangelical Church – Augsburg also deals with pastoral work and missionary-evangelism in various groups and social environments, and cooperates with other Christian churches belonging to the Polish Ecumenical Council. ks. Jan Gross)
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