THE SACRED WRITINGS…
October 27, 2019 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
THE SACRED WRITINGS…
2 Timothy 3:14-17
- …make one wise for S_________________:
- through F________ in Christ Jesus.
- …are In____________ by God.
- …are profitable for E________ping:
- Training in righteousness-
- …must be L____________ from someone else.
- APPLICATION: C_______________ in what you have learned. (vs. 14)
- I firmly believe the Good News of Jesus Christ because __________
- I will continue in the Scripture by ___________________________.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 (ESV)
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Sola Scriptura (Scripture Only) [excerpted from the Cambridge Declaration, 1996]
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 measured.
Solus Christus (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.
Sola Gratia (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.
Sola Fide (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 perfect justice.
Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone Be Glory)
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.