THE FIVE SOLAS OF THE REFORMATION
SOLA FIDE (FAITH ALONE) – People are saved only through trusting Christ, not by good works. (Romans 3:28; 4:5)
SOLUS CHRISTUS (CHRIST ALONE) – People are saved only through Christ and do not need to go through a priest or anyone else. (John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5)
SOLA SCRIPTURA (SCRIPTURE ALONE) – The Bible is God’s written Word, and it alone, not human tradition or the church, is the final, perfect, authority for what we believe and do. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
SOLA GRATIA (GRACE ALONE) – People are saved only by God’s grace. Salvation is a gift that cannot be deserved, bought, or earned. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:24)
SOLI DEO GLORIA (FOR GOD’S GLORY ALONE) – God alone will receive all glory, including for man’s salvation. Man cannot boast in God’s sight, but must honor God as supremely important and valuable. (Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
In Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door...