5 Solas of the Reformation

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Sola Scriptura The Bible1 is the only written divine revelation and it alone can bind the conscience of believers absolutely2
Sola Fide Justification3 is by faith 4 alone. The merit of Christ imputed to us by faith is the sole ground of our acceptance by God, by which our sins are remitted
Solus Christus Christ is the only mediator5 through Whose work we are redeemed
Sola Gratia Our salvation rest solely on the work of God’s grace 6 for us
Soli Deo Gloria To God alone belongs the glory.7


All Scripture quotes are from the English Standard Version

  1. The Bible here defined as the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments
  2. •"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
    • "And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 2 Peter 1:19-21
    •"The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever." Psalm 119:160
    • "but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:25
    • "Jesus said to him, Again it is written," Matthew 4:7a
  3. Justification is an act of God’s free grace,[91] wherein he pardoneth all our sins,[92] and accepteth us as righteous in His sight,[93] only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us,[94] and received by faith alone.[95] - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q & A 33
  4. "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith." Romans 1:16
  5. •"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" John 14:6
    • "This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:11-12
  6. "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
  7. "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

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