SOLA DEO GLORIA: TO GOD ALONE BE GLORY.

SOLA 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.

The Erosion of God-Centered Worship

Wherever in the church biblical authority has been lost, Christ has been displaced, the gospel has been distorted, or faith has been perverted, it has always been for one reason: our interests have displaced God’s and we are doing his work in our way. The loss of God’s centrality in the life of today’s church is common and lamentable. It is this loss that allows us to
transform worship into entertainment, gospel preaching into marketing, believing into technique, being good into feeling good about ourselves, and faithfulness into being successful. As a result, God, Christ and the Bible have come to mean too little to us and rest too inconsequentially upon us.

God does not exist to satisfy human ambitions, cravings, the appetite for consumption, or our own private spiritual
interests. We must focus on God in our worship, rather than the satisfaction of our personal needs. God is sovereign in worship; we are not. Our concern must be for God’s kingdom, not our own empires, popularity or success.

We deny that we can properly glorify God if our worship is confused with entertainment, if we neglect either Law or
Gospel in our preaching, or if self-improvement, self-esteem or self-fulfillment are allowed to become alternatives to the gospel.

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