"I was not baptized in the name of Luther, he is not my God and Savior. I do not believe in him, and am not saved by him; and therefore, in this sense I am no Lutheran. But if I be asked, whether with my heart and lips I profess the doctrines which God restored to light through the instrumentality of his blessed servant, Dr. Luther, I neither hesitate nor am ashamed to call myself a Lutheran. In this sense I am, and as long as I live, will remain a Lutheran."
Amen, and amen to this.
[Source: Koercher's Vertheidigung & c., pl 66, 68 in Samuel S. Schmucker, D.D., The American Lutheran Church Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated in Several Occasional Discourses, fifth edition, Philadelphia: E.W. Miller. 1852 p. 44]