1. In a positive sense - The Bible is the final rule of authority for faith and practice.
2. In a negative sense - No doctrine contrary to the Scriptures are to be received.
3. This does not mean that we advocate private interpretation.
4. Sola Scriptura negates the formation of new doctrines.
5. The Bible is clear in the most important matters like Salvation and Sanctification.
6. Because the Bible is given by inspiration they are sufficient, infallible, and inerrant, and preserved.
7. The authority of the Scriptures are derived from God not from a council or church.
8. The Scriptures recognizes other sources of authority and truth, however they cannot be elevated to the status of the Scriptures themselves.
9. A functional canon of oral tradition is acknowledged as necessary prior to the enscripturation and close of the canon.