Doctrines of Grace
DOCTRINES OF GRACE
Were we to condense the sum of our beliefs into a single statement, it would be that expression uttered by Jonah from the belly of a great fish: “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9). When we can see ourselves as the weak, sinful creatures that we are, and God as the exalted, sovereign, holy, pure essence that He is, we understand that apart from His grace and mercy, we would be utterly lost. Salvation is of the Lord. It is all of the Lord. It is not decisional. It is not earned. It is entirely by His grace.
We subscribe to the biblical doctrines of sovereign grace commonly described using the acrostic TULIP:
The truth of God’s sovereignty in salvation ensures that only God receives glory. It is He alone who is worthy to be adored, worthy to be praised, worthy to be worshiped. Crowning Him as King is a central focus in our lives, for we believe that the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.