The Five Solas
We believe that right theology and right practice will come from right DNA. As a theological statement we adhere to the historic “Five Solas.”
It’s all about Jesus. Only He can redeem and restore mankind from our sin. Only He can redeem and restore all things from their chaos. He became sin for us and was separated from the Father so that we can be called sons and daughters of God. Only through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension can the world return to their relationship with God. He’s the ultimate fulfillment of all of God’s promises, and all of Scripture points to him.
Only through faith in Jesus can we be redeemed and reconciled to the Father. No amount of religiosity will satisfy or impress God. We look to our Substitute (Jesus) and put our faith in him alone.
Without grace we are hopeless. Through grace we are given things we don’t deserve. We are given favor as sons and daughters because of faith in Jesus, even though we accept that we deserve God’s wrath. However; because of his grace, we instead receive mercy and are welcomed into the family of God.
Because we don’t merit God’s mercy, because we don’t pay for our own sins, because we didn’t create the world, because we don’t know all the answers, because we have limited power and even that power is from God, because God sent his Son to show us the Way and die because of our broken ways, because God sent the Spirit to empower us to live and know the Way of God, because God is all-knowing and perfect in all his ways, because this list can never end, because God is so glorious, good and kind, He deserves all praise and glory.
We believe that we do not contain perfect wisdom, insight and truth within ourselves. We believe that we cannot find perfect wisdom, insight and truth in culture’s rendition of wisdom, insight and truth. We believe that Scripture alone gives us true and perfect wisdom, insight, and truth, and that the Holy Spirit is the One who ultimately sheds light on the truth and wisdom of Scripture. Finally, we believe that the Word is a person, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus, then, is the perfect Wisdom and Truth. He is the Word of God incarnate.