Lutheran Bible Translators accepts without reservation: 1. The Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament as the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and of practice. 2. All the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God, to wit: The Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed), the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Large Catechism of Luther, the Small Catechism of Luther, and the Formula of Concord.
Note: In layman’s terms, the “Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church… to wit:…” is the Book of Concord.