1. Scripture Only: The Holy Scripture, being the only infallible rule of faith and practice, is all sufficient in all matters of the Faith once delivered unto the Saints. It is it's own Interpreter. Holy men of God spoke and wrote the Words of Scripture by the Inspiration of God, without error, and It is the only verbal revelation given to man from God. The giving of Divinely inspired Scripture stopped with the last Apostle, John. The Holy Bible stands alone, as naked Scripture, without any traditions or additions needed, as the supreme sole authority in the Church, and can not be superseded, or outdated. As a translation, the Authorized Version (KJV), has the full authority of the original inspired writings, in as much as it stands on those original inspired writings. His Word is divinely preserved, is perfect and is the only basis for wisdom and living a Godly, Prudent Life, and is the only source whereby we may know the true and living God, and our dire need of salvation.The Effectual Call unto salvation is only through the Gospel written in The Holy Scriptures, which are complete, and having sixty six books, no more, no less. All others are rejected as being without binding authority.
2.Grace Only: Salvation is by grace, alone, being given as unconditional favor, and not based on merit, present, or foreseen, to Whosoever Will, even as God so chooses. It is not by any action, work or words of righteousness, or charity on our part (including the completion of any and all rituals, sacraments, ordinances), nor by family line, or by any race that merits Grace with God. Salvation is a gift, not a reward, that brings about repentance of sin and the new birth, and is solely given for reasons only found in God, Himself, by His free choice through election. The wind bloweth where it listeth.
3.Jesus Christ, Only: the divine second member of the Holy Trinity, is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. There is salvation in no other name. He is the Sole Head of the Church, both in Heaven and on Earth, and will not be usurped. The Savior, being the only Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father, except through Him. He alone, is the Lord of Salvation, being the Author and Finisher of our Faith. It is in Christ, being the Only Begotten of the Father through the Incarnation and Virgin Birth, that His Work of shedding His blood on the cross, as God's Chosen Substitionary Sacrifice, being perfect, whereby Holy Justice is completely satisfied, once and for all, never needing repeated again. It is His Work, alone, that saves, atoning for all of the elect alone through His Word and nothing in or of ourselves, that He alone may be glorified. He mediates for and keeps His Sheep, which are of definite number chosen before the foundation of the world, and loses none that He has Redeemed
4.Faith Only: Salvation is by Faith, alone, and that not originating in us, but is God's gift. None come to Christ unless the Father draw them. "The Just shall live by Faith," teaches that salvation is a daily living, trusting faith, not just a one time decision. We trust Him for all our needs, both daily and eternally, and His Holy Word and Work. Our confidence is in Him, alone. It is God in us both to will and do of His good pleasure. Faith is a result of the Regeneration graciously given by God, through the Holy Spirit, the Third Member of the Holy Trinity.
5.God's Glory, Only: to God be the Glory, First. and Only. He, being eternally infinite in all His perfections:wisdom, omnipresence, power, holiness, knowledge and all those that we know and understand not, is worthy to be praised! A Christian's motivation is to glorify the Savior, being the purpose of the Church, having Christ ever first, and not drawing attention to one's own self, or own efforts, accomplishments, talent, past, present, or future. Christians are not left on earth to honor themselves with impressive positions, titles, and accolades, though not excluded from them, nor to gather riches unto themselves, but, rather, to humbly glorify and honor the Only Wise God, our Father, with thanksgiving and service, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A Christian will manifest grace and a life of virtue, ever bowing to His Word, by living for the Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord til His soon Second Coming. He comes as Judge of the Quick and the Dead. Those whom He knows, unto life everlasting, those who don't know Him, unto eternal damnation. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
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