The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church
The Evangelical Protestant Church (GCEPC),The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC) is a mainline Protestant denomination under the General Conference of Evangelical Protestant Churches headquartered in Cayce-West Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
The EPC GCEPC/LEPC is one among a number of small Lutheran denominations that came about because of a felt need for sound doctrine and Biblical representation of the Christian faith by its founders.This motivation continues today within the administration and minister members. The LEPC was officially birthed in 2000 and was formed as a non-profit corporation under the Board of Advisors in 2001. The Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (EPC/GCEPC LEPC) ministers across the United States of America and around the world. The EPC/LEPC is mission-minded. It is apostolic in focus through church and ministry planting and the training of indigenous ministers for the spreading of the Christian message of faith, grace, and salvation through Jesus Christ in their own nations and cultures.It believes in education and continued personal growth for its ministers. All EPC GCEPC/LEPC ministers have the opportunity to study through their private School Concordia Theologica Institute of Biblical Studies. The EPC GCEPC is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).It is a member of the Chaplain's Commission and the Mission America Coalition of the NAE.
Like other Lutheran denominations the LEPC has it's roots in the Protestant Reformation.Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses can be summarized as “Sola Gratia" ("by Divine Grace alone"), Sola Fide ("by Faith alone”), and Sola Scriptura ("by the Bible alone"). This doctrine of salvation through faith through Divine grace is held to be true by the LEPC. Scripture alone in matters of life, faith, and practice is held to be true rather than the doctrines and traditions of men. These three are considered to be what makes the LEPC “Lutheran.” The LEPC adheres to the three creeds, Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian and confesses Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and the truth and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures.
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