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.