On Feb. 17, 2023, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations unanimously approved a statement on Luther’s Large Catechism with Annotations and Contemporary Applications.

The CTCR forthrightly asserts that this volume does not change, question or supplant any doctrinal position of the LCMS, including any Synod teaching on contemporary cultural issues such as race or sexuality.

The CTCR furthermore categorically rejects any assertions to the contrary. In feedback we have received as a Commission, it has become clear that many misconceptions about the volume have surfaced on social media, and we wish to offer this brief explanation to clarify what this volume is and what it is not. 

LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations