All clever one-liners aside...
Faith alone - As I said (quoting scripture) earlier faith without love is nothing and without works is dead. If our faith is to save us, it must be acted on by us. It can't be alone. We do believe that we are saved by faith, just not alone.
Grace alone - We believe that God's grace is made available to everyone. We must actively receive it and positively respond to it in order for it to save us. We believe we are saved by grace, just not alone.
Christ alone - "We are told to "save" ourselves (1 Timothy 4:16) by following Christ, and that by drawing others closer to Christ, we can "save" them and "hide a multitude of sins" (1 Corinthians 7:16, 9:22, James 5:20, Jude 1:23) by bringing them closer to Christ, Who is the only salvation." (I stole that from my blog
) It is also designed to undermine the sacramental authority that Christ gave to His Church to remit sins. "And when we fall to temptation after having been baptized into Christ and His Church, we are to seek his forgiveness from Him in His Church. We are to follow the example of David who while seeking forgiveness from the Lord also confessed his sin to the prophet Nathan. James tells us to confess our faults one to another, and pray one for another, that we may be healed. Christ told His apostles that "Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained" which we see exercised by the apostle Paul when he writes to the Corinthians "To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ"." (The only reason I'm quoting my blog
is because I've already written down thoughts that might relate to the subject) We believe we are saved by Christ, but we believe that He is the one mediator because He alone is fully God and Fully man, it is his death alone that "condemns sin in the flesh", and it is His resurrection alone that raises us up to new life. We believe that those who receive love, grace, forgiveness, and life from Christ are to share that with others. We also believe that God hears and answers our prayers for others and that death is not stronger than the unity we share in Christ.
Glory to God alone - This is a denial that God is glorified in His saints because of the work that He has done and continues to do through them. We give glory to God by honoring His saints who are made holy by Him. We also give reverence to those appointed in His Church to preside over and exercise authority within His Church. We glorify God above all things, but we recognize His work that is done in His saints and honor them as being made Holy by Him. We also recognize their dedication to Christ as a model for how we could better serve Him by loving God and neighbor.
Scripture alone - We do not believe that scripture is the only means by which our faith is transmitted or that any one person's personal opinion on how it should be interpreted should be held as true when it becomes mutually exclusive to how that passage has always been continuously and consistently interpreted. We do believe scripture to be divinely inspired, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. We also believe our prayers, hymns, liturgies, icons, writings from our teachers of all ages, and contemporary teaching to be profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. We do believe that our teaching should be in line with scripture, but we also believe that scripture should be interpreted in a manner which is consistent with the other means by which we transmit our faith.