We reaffirm the inerrant Scripture to be
the sole source of written divine revelation,which alone can bind the conscience.
The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin
and is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be
We deny that any creed, council or individual
may bind a Christian's conscience, that the Holy Spirit speaks independently
of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible, or that personal spiritual
experience can ever be a vehicle of revelation.
Teach us that salvation is
( Grace Alone )
We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued
from God's wrath by his grace alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy
Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and
raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life.
We deny that salvation is in any sense a
human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by themselves cannot
accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated
( Faith Alone )
We reaffirm that justification is by grace
alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In justification Christ's
righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of God's
We deny that justification rests on any merit
to be found in us, or upon the grounds of an infusion of Christ's righteousness
in us, or that an institution claiming to be a church that denies or condemns
sola fide can be recognized as a legitimate church.
( Christ Alone )
We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished
by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His sinless life
and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification
and reconciliation to the Father.
We deny that the gospel is preached if Christ's
substitutionary work is not declared and faith in Christ and his work is
( Glory Of God Alone )
We reaffirm that because salvation is of
God and has been accomplished by God, it is for God's glory and that we must
glorify him always. We must live our entire lives before the face of God,
under the authority of God and for his glory alone.
We deny that we can properly glorify God
if our worship is confused with entertainment, if we neglect either Law or
Gospel in our preaching, or if self-improvement, self-esteem or self-fulfillment
are allowed to become alternatives to the gospel.
Based On The Cambridge Declaration
for a more detailed summary.
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