The Christian Reformed Church of Rudyard's Core Beliefs
By Grace Alone - Sola Gratia
There is nothing you can do to make God love you more or love you less. You cannot earn your way into heaven through good works. Salvation is a gift from God which none of us deserve.
By Faith Alone - Sola Fide
Salvation is based on who your faith is in. To honor Jesus’ sacrifice, we try to live lives that honor Him, but our efforts cannot compare to what He has done for us. Salvation is about faith in who Jesus is and belief in what He did for you.
Through Christ Alone - Sola Christa
Jesus is all we need, we lack absolutely nothing. He is enough, and our Salvation is complete only through Him.
Glory to God Alone - Soli Deo Gloria
We were created to give glory to God and God alone. Any chasing after other things reflects our sinful desire to worship ourselves instead of God. He is enough, and He wants you to be all-in, body, soul, and mind.
By Scripture Alone - Sola Scriptura
Everything we need to know is sufficiently taught in the Scriptures. The Bible is clear in the necessary things that anyone can understand it through ordinary means. Other tools may be used that help summarize scripture and can allow us to gain a deeper understanding of it, but do not add to it.