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The Central Doctrines of Biblical Christianity

 

 

Reformation slogans with the common reference of "alone" declare the


core beliefs of historic biblical/protestant faith.


Intended to be considered together, "alone" in each instance regards


only one aspect of soteriology (the doctrine of salvation). As such, these

 

were intended to say: "Salvation is through grace alone by faith alone in


Christ alone to the glory of God alone known through Scripture alone."

 

I. Sola Christos = "Christ Alone"; Doctrine that there is no salvation outside


Jesus Christ

 

SEE: 1 Timothy 2:5 Acts 4:12

 

 

 

II. Sola Fide ="Faith Alone"; Doctrine recognizing faith as the instrumental


means of justification—and, that as a gift of God—rather than works.

 

 

"We have been justified by faith" (Romans 5:1)

 

"The righteousness which is by faith" (Romans 9:30)

 

SEE: 1 Peter 1:9, Ephesians 2:8-9, Philippians 3:9

 

 

 

III. Sola Gratia = "Grace Alone"; Doctrine that salvation is unmerited and based on

 

God''s good pleasure.


SEE: Titus 3:5a, Romans 9:16, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9

 

 


IV. Sola Scriptura"Scripture Alone"; Doctrine that recognizes the Bible as the

 

rule for Christian faith and practice.



SEE: Revelation 22:18-19

 

 

 

V. Soli Deo Gloria = "Glory to God Alone"; Doctrine that no one or anything

 

outside  of God is to receive credit for salvation.


SEE: James 1:18; Revelation 4:11

 

The Church at Owens Creek believes and propagates these doctrines.