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“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink”
Central Vancouver Island’s Sola Scriptura Christian Fellowship
That’s Latin for “by scripture alone.” While the phrase is short, what it implies carries incredible importance for the believer! “In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church,” wrote one early church reformer.
For centuries churches that called themselves Christian aligned themselves as either for or against this principle of Sola Scriptura. But in the lax spirit of our times, many religious organizations that formerly held to this principle have either cast it aside completely or compromised with its clear, explicit meaning. This is a major reason why many churches and believers in the 21st Century feel themselves lacking the power imparted by the Holy Spirit. Seeking to be politically correct or traditionally correct they have abandoned the Christian authenticity that comes from adhering to the Bible’s teachings.
Jesus Christ, frustrated with the religious of his day, exclaimed, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition” Mark 7:6-8 (New Living Translation). We would be wise to heed these words.
In practical terms, Sola Scriptura means that only the Bible—Genesis to Revelation—should determine what we Christians believe, value, practice, and advocate as a belief system and a way of life. The Church of God in Nanaimo seeks to recapture the true family values, godly lifestyle, and divine doctrines taught by the Sola Sciptura principle—to be as the apostle Paul wrote “the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
If you’re looking to forge a genuine relationship with the Bible’s God, check us out and discover a great place in Central Vancouver Island to spiritually grow by experiencing the transforming discipleship that comes through Jesus Christ—who is our Savior, elder brother, and high priest (Hebrews 2:11; Acts 5:30-32; Hebrews 4:14-5:11).