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What We Believe

The Five Solas of Our Faith

The Reformers were guided by the conviction that the church had drifted away from the essential, original teachings of Christianity, and particularly it's teaching on salvation (that is, how people can be forgiven their sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life with God).
The Solas are 5 slogans that summarise the Reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity.

Sola Scriptura

By Scripture Alone

The Bible as the ultimate authority over our lives. Everything we do must conform to the teachings of scripture, which we believe is the inspired word of God.

Sola Fide

By Faith Alone

Salvation is a gift of God, we don't earn it through good works. That gift is to be declared righteous by God so we can enjoy relationship with him.

Sola Gratia

By Grace Alone

Salvation comes as an unearned gift from God for the sake of his Son Jesus Christ. There is no part that we can play in our salvation, other than to gratefully receive it.

Solus Christus

In Christ Alone

Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Saviour, and King. Salvation and it's resulting transformation of our hearts and minds can come through no other means than faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus.

Soli Deo Gloria

To the Glory of God Alone

Glory belongs to God alone. God’s glory is the central motivation for salvation, not improving the lives of people, although that is a wonderful by product. God is not a means to an end—he is the means and the end.

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