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WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURE SAY?

As believers we follow the example of the Bereans.  We approach matters of faith and knowledge with a sense of curiosity, openness, and discernment. We engage in the ongoing study of the Bible, seeking understanding and truth.  This encourages a deeper, more personal relationship with our beliefs and a commitment to a well-founded faith that can withstand scrutiny and challenges.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The 5 Solas of the Reformation (“solas,” meaning, “alones”) are five principles foundational to the doctrine of salvation that many branches of Protestantism, including the Lutheran and Reformed branches, still teach today.

  • Sola Scriptura, or “God’s Word alone,” maintains that the Bible is the highest source of authority in a Christian’s life, the final court of appeal (though not the only authority: the Bible itself mentions governmental and other authorities).

  • Sola fide, or “faith alone,” affirms that justification—being made right with God—comes only through faith in Jesus.

  • Sola gratia, or “grace alone,” says sinners are saved as an unearned gift of God’s grace, “not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8–9).

  • Sola Christo (“solus Christus”), or “Christ alone,” emphasizes the exclusivity of Jesus’ role in salvation: “No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

  • And soli Deo gloria, or “to the glory of God alone,” says that the purpose of creation, salvation, and everything—including our goal as Christians—is the glory of God, “that God may be all in all” (1 Cor 15:28).

https://www.logos.com/grow/5-solas-reformation/

About Me.

  1. Sovereignty of God: We believe in the sovereignty of God in all aspects of life. We believe that God is in control of the universe and that everything that happens is part of His divine plan. This theological perspective underscores God's absolute authority and predestination.

  2. Total Depravity: We believe the Bible teaches the concept of total depravity, which means that humans are born with a sinful nature and are incapable of saving themselves. Salvation is entirely a work of God's grace.

  3. Predestination: Predestination asserts that God has chosen, from before the foundation of the world, who will be saved. This concept is often associated with the idea of the elect, a group of individuals whom God has chosen for salvation.

  4. Sola Scriptura: We affirm the principle of Sola Scriptura, which means that the Bible alone is the ultimate authority for faith and practice. We believe in the sufficiency and inerrancy of the Scriptures.

  5. Sacraments: We observe two sacraments: baptism and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). These sacraments are seen as outward signs of God's covenant promises.

  6. Worship: Our worship services are characterized by a reverence for God and an emphasis on the preaching of the Word. 

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