Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession

In 1530 the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V called on the Princes and Free Territories in Germany to explain their religious convictions in an attempt to restore religious and political unity in the Holy Roman Empire and to rally support against the Turkish invasion.  The imperial gathering took place in Augsburg on June 25.  A confession of Evangelical Christianity containing 21 articles on the basics of the Christian faith, grounded in Holy Scriptures, was presented to the Emperor.  The confession defends the power of faith to justify us through the saving work of Christ on the cross.  The 21 articles are listed on this web site under the “What We Believe” section.