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We affirm five confessional statements called the watchwords of the Reformation. These five statements are imperative in historical Christian belief.
•sola Scriptura
•solus Christus
•sola gratia
•sola fide
•soli deo Gloria

1.  sola Scriptura – Scripture alone
The Bible alone is sole authority and is sufficient for all belief and practice.

2.  solus Christus – Christ alone
He alone has done the necessary work for salvation plus nor minus nothing.

3.  sola gratia – Grace alone
Salvation is not by good works but by grace alone. This grace is certainly
Amazing Grace.

4.  sola fide – Faith alone
Justification is by faith alone. The ground of justification is the work of Christ.

5.  soli deo Gloria – Glory to God alone
The four other declarations are all connected to the glory of God alone.




The doctrinal statement of First Baptist Church Markham Woods is the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message which is derived from the New Hampshire Confession of Faith of 1833  and revised and adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention, June 14, 2000. You are strongly encouraged to read this doctrinal statement in its entirety and to search the accompanying Scriptural references.
The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message