Monday, October 29, 2012

The Five Solas of the Reformation

The "Five Solas of the Reformation" are Latin slogans used by Protestant Reformers to summarize and proclaim the essential theological distinctives of the Biblical Gospel:
Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone.
Sola Fide, by faith alone.
Solus Christus, through Christ alone.
Sola Gratia, by grace alone.
Soli Deo Gloria, glory to God alone.
495 years ago in the little college town of Wittenberg, in Saxony, Martin Luther’s theology had not yet been sufficiently burnished in the furnace of conflict and affliction to produce such a succinct list.  Indeed, in the span of a single month—between the end of September and the end of October in 1517—Luther detailed two prodigious lists...

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