By Carl R. Trueman,R. Kent Hughes
Historians and theologians alike have lengthy famous that on the middle of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation have been the 5 solas: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. those 5 solas don't only summarize what the Reformation was once all approximately yet have served to differentiate Protestantism ever when you consider that. They set Protestants aside in a distinct method as those that position final and ultimate authority within the Scriptures, recognize the paintings of Christ by myself as adequate for redemption, realize that salvation is by way of grace by myself via religion on my own, and search not to in basic terms provide God all the glory yet to do all issues vocationally for his glory.
2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. And but, even within the twenty-first century we want the Reformation greater than ever. As James Montgomery Boice acknowledged no longer in the past, whereas the Puritans sought to hold at the Reformation, this present day “we slightly have one to hold on, and lots of have even forgotten what that fab non secular revolution was once all about.” consequently, we “need to return and begin back on the very starting. we want one other Reformation.” briefly, it will be significant not just to recollect what the solas of the Reformation have been all approximately, but in addition to use those solas in a clean manner in gentle of many modern challenges.
James Montgomery Boice, “Preface,” in Here We Stand: a choice from Confessing Evangelicals (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996), 12.
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Grace Alone---Salvation as a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taughts...and Why It Still Matters (The Five Solas Series) by Carl R. Trueman,R. Kent Hughes