November 14, 2016
The five Solas are Latin phrases that emerged from the Protestant Reformation. They are biblically grounded theological principles, which guided the Reformers as they sought to restore the Word of God to its rightful place in the life of the Church, Christ to His rightful place as Savior alone and the understanding that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone.
The five Solas are Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone, and the glory of God alone. Each Sola corresponded to a teaching of the church at the time, which contradicted these biblical truths.
Our need for them in 2016 is no less than it was in 1517. We are discussing each one on The Reconnect as a reminder for us today.
The Bible Alone: The inerrant and authoritative Scripture, alone
This is really the basis of the Reformation and, I am ready to argue, is the foundation that has been eroded out from under the church in America over the past 100 plus years. The Reformation calling to the Church was always a calling to be reformed according to the Word of God.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (II Tim. 3:14-17)