The Lutheran Church stands within the mainstream of Christian faith and makes no claim to have some revelation or truth denied to other Christians. It is the largest Protestant denomination in the world with approximately 60 million members constituting about 10 percent of the worlds Christians. Lutherans put special emphasis on the Word of God. Scripture is central to their beliefs. The "Law" includes demands God makes when He commands us to love, honor and serve God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Try as we might, we fail. But the Good News in the Gospel is that Jesus Christ died to atone for our sins. We do not need to earn, deserve, or win God's love, as He offers it freely to all of us. In Christ we are offered God's forgiving grace; All we need is faith in God's promise. Lutherans believe in this understanding of the Gospel which is called justification by grace through faith. Lutherans celebrate two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion. In Baptism the words and the water are an expression of God's loving embrace, and through it we enter the Church, The Body of Christ. In Holy Communion Christ promises that He is with us and that our sins are forgiven. Through Holy Communion we also are linked in fellowship with our fellow Christians, sharing a common forgiveness.