What We Believe
The most important thing about Sovereign Grace Assembly is not what we believe, but who we believe! Paul said to Timothy, “I know WHOM I have believed, and am persuaded that HE is able to keep that which I have committed unto HIM against that day (2 Tim. 1:12).” First and foremost and above all else, we at Sovereign Grace Assembly believe, preach, and worship a person, and that person is Jesus Christ the Lord!
As a body of believers, we are committed to spreading the gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace in Jesus Christ the Lord (Matt. 16:15). As sovereign-gracers (Rom. 9:15-16), it is our goal to glorify the Lord Jesus (Ps. 34:3), to call lost sinners to the Savior (Matt. 11:28), and to comfort God’s saints in this world (Is. 40:1-2); therefore, we preach Christ and him crucified (1Cor. 2:2), and that is all we preach.
Our message is singular, unadorned, and unchanging—HIM (Acts 8:35)!
We gladly declare to all men that Christ is the only way of salvation (Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:10-12).
We eagerly proclaim that by his obedience unto death he established everlasting righteousness for his people (Ps. 119:142; Dan. 9:24; Rom. 5:19).
We boldly announce that the Son of God successfully redeemed his elect by the shedding of his own precious blood at Calvary (Heb. 9:12), and by virtue of his finished work (Jn.19:30) his people stand “holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in God’s sight (Col. 1:22).”
We believe and preach TULIP!
Total Depravity—We believe and preach that, as the consequence of Adam’s fall in the garden, all men, without exception, are totally depraved, nothing but sin, guilty before God, deserving of hell, unable to do good, void of all merit, completely unable to contribute so much as a decision to their salvation. (Gen. 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3; Mk. 7:20-23; Jer. 17:9; Jn. 6:44)
Unconditional Election—We believe and preach that before God created the world he freely and unconditionally chose to save some of the human race. By his grace, he selected them, put them in his Son, and sovereignly passed by the rest of mankind. Those people whom God has chosen to be the objects of his love and the recipients of his grace are called his elect. They, and they alone, are the objects of his love, the sole recipients of his grace, and the only beneficiaries of his great and perfect salvation in Jesus Christ his Son. (Eph. 1:3-6; 2 Thess. 2:13; Rom. 9:10-11, 11:5-6; 1 Pet. 1:1-2; Jn. 17:2)
Limited Atonement—We believe and preach that the Son of God died at Calvary and successfully made atonement for the sins of his elect, and only his elect. With purpose, he intentionally poured out his life’s blood and satisfied the broken law of God on their behalf, as their Substitute. By his work of blood atonement, he put away the sins of his people, redeemed his elect from the curse of the law, and reconciled his chosen race to God. (Eph. 5:25; Is. 53:4-12; Jn. 10:11, 15, 26-29; 1 Jn. 4:10; Heb. 9:12; 1 Cor. 5:7)
Irresistible Grace—We believe and preach that God’s grace cannot be successfully resisted or denied by any sinner. At the appointed hour of love, through the preaching of the gospel, God the Holy Spirit effectually and irresistibly calls chosen, redeemed sinners to Christ, giving them life and faith in him, bringing them into his sheepfold, making them monuments of his all-conquering, all-powerful, omnipotent grace. (Ps. 65:4, 91:15, 110:3; Jn. 5:25, 10:3, 16, 27, 11:43-44; Ez. 37:10)
Perseverance of the Saints—We believe and preach that it is impossible for any chosen, redeemed, believing sinner to completely depart from Christ, to be lost forever, or to fall short of heaven’s glory. All who were elected from eternity, redeemed at Calvary, and called by the Spirit in time will endure to the end because they are saved by God with an everlasting salvation. Absolutely nothing can sever them from God their Savior, destroy their salvation, or pry them out of God’s almighty hands. (Jn. 10:28-29, 11:25-26; Is. 45:17; Rev. 22:5; Job 17:9; Jer. 32:40; Ps. 37:28)
We believe and preach CHRIST ALONE—the glories of his person; his willingness to save the vilest of men; the freeness of his grace to undeserving sinners; the wonders of his love; the merits of his obedience; the awesome, saving power of his blood; the success of his work; the efficacy of his sacrifice; the perpetuity of his intercession; the perfection of his salvation; and the glorious liberty of his redeemed people from the power, curse, penalty, and condemnation of God's holy law—and we do so gladly, boldly, and without apology. Come to Christ, and this great salvation is yours! Refuse, and “there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.”
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