What Is Truth?
Scripture, Luther and the Lutheran Confessions
What is truth? Many people today think that truth is found from within or from our culture. However, the Word of God is the only reliable and trustworthy source of truth. It clearly reveals Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life. Our Lutheran Confessions were written on the basis of the Scriptures. Luther himself confessed the truth found in God’s Word giving all glory to Christ our one and only Savior. Being Lutheran today is to believe in the truths of God’s Word as they are correctly explained and taught in the Book of Concord, and to confess and to teach this truth in a lost world.
Rev. Dr. Scott Murray is the senior pastor of Memorial Lutheran Church & School in Houston, Texas. God has blessed him and Maryann, his wife of 23 years, with two daughters, Anastasia and Hilary. His hobbies are collecting books and recordings of classical music. He is the Vice President of the Luther Academy, an editorial associate of LOGIA, and is working on a book on Holy Scripture for the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics Series. He is the author of numerous journal articles and also Law, Life, and the Living God published by Concordia Publishing House in 2001.
Rev. Daniel Preus currently serves on the pastoral staff at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Since his ordination in 1975, Rev. Preus has served congregations in Hobart, IN; Truman, MN: Oak Park, IL; and Colorado Springs, CO. From 1995-2001 he served as director of Concordia Historical Institute. In 2001 he was elected as the First Vice President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and served in this position until 2004. Since 2005 he has been Luther Academy’s first full-time Director. He is married to Linda and has five children: Seth, Rebekah, Erik, Kirsten, and Dirk; as well as five grandchildren. Rev. Preus has authored numerous articles for publication. His most recent publication is a book entitled Why I Am A Lutheran: Jesus at the Center, published by Concordia Publishing House in 2004.