What We Believe

5 Solas Ministries adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

 

The Bible

The Bible, in its entirety, is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired living Word of God; it carries the full weight of God's authority and to which we are obliged to submit.

 

The Trinity

Within the one being that is God exists three co-equal and co-eternal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

 

God

God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. God is fully omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, not given to learning.

 

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, having two natures(known as the Hypostatic Union) inseparably united in one divine person without confusion, mixture, separation, or division. Each nature retains its own attributes. In the incarnation, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a perfect life among us, was crucified, died upon the cross, was buried, and rose on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment. He is the only Mediator between God and man.

 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is of one substance with the Father and the Son. He eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son, and He dwells in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration monergistically.

 

Creation

God, by the word of His power, created from nothing the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. He further preserves and governs all His creatures and all their actions according to His most holy, wise, and powerful providence.

 

Man

After God made the other creatures, He created man, both male and female, in His own image, but because Adam sinned and woefully fell in his responsibility, he and his posterity entered into a state of moral corruption and moral inability and became estranged from their Creator, thus deserving death as the punishment for sin.

 

Definite Atonement

Because all have sinned, atonement must be made in order for man to be reconciled to holy God. Jesus Christ made a complete atonement for His people through His substitutionary atoning death on the cross. He imputes His righteousness to all believers securing for His elect full redemption.

 

The Law

The moral law perfectly reflects the unchangeable character of God and forever binds all people, believers as well as unbelievers. We are not saved by keeping the Law. Rather the Law points us to our dire need for our Savior, Christ Jesus.

 

The Church

Christ has established a visible church, which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, preaching the gospel of Christ, administering the sacraments, and exercising discipline.