Our church ministries seeks to do God’s will, in God’s time, by God’s power, and to God’s glory through teaching, preaching, praise, prayer, and fellowship that is biblically sound, theologically correct, and exegetically exhaustive… with our mission has been committed to improving the quality of life in our community, our nation and by supporting worldwide missions as we live to create a legacy of giving to do good under these biblical principles:

The phrase sola scriptura is from the Latin: sola having the idea of “alone,” “ground,” “base,” and the word scriptura meaning “writings”—referring to the Scriptures. Sola scriptura means that Scripture alone is authoritative for the faith and practice of the Christian. The Bible is complete, authoritative, and true. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Sola fide is a Latin phrase that means “faith alone.” It is one of the five solas of the Protestant Reformation. Sola fide points out that salvation is through faith, not works, as Ephesians 2:8-9 explains: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The Protestant Reformer Martin Luther considered sola fide so important that he called it “The article with and by which the church stands.”

Sola gratia is a Latin phrase that means “grace alone.” Sola gratia means that salvation from sin and death is provided by God’s unmerited favor alone, and we can do nothing to earn it. The concept is expressed in Ephesians 2:8-9 which reads, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Known also as Solo Christo is the principle that we are saved on the basis of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross alone. We are saved only by Jesus Christ, not by works or anything or anyone else (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 3:16–18; 14:6).

Christ alone is the mediator between God and man; we do not need an earthly high priest because God Himself came down to earth to meet with us: “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14–16).

There is no room for the glory of man in God’s plan for salvation. The glory is God’s alone. Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). If it were possible for someone to attain salvation through the works of the Law, then he would have something to boast of (Romans 4:2); but it is impossible. We cannot save ourselves. We who were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1) could do nothing to help ourselves toward life. But, praise the Lord, “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). The glory is God’s, not ours. Soli Deo gloria.

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