This past Sunday, we started a series on the Solas (a Latin word meaning alone) of the Reformation. Why? Well, October 31 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s opening a debate about the nature of salvation by posting 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Solas speak to the protest that was being mustered toward the establishment.
Faith alone – we’re not made right with God by works but a righteousness we receive through faith
Grace alone – God’s grace is the decisive factor, not our merit
Christ alone – He’s the one Mediator between God and man
Scripture alone – God’s Word, not tradition, holds the message the makes us right with God
to the Glory of God alone – the all emcompassing focus of our lives
At Crestview, our aim isn’t to venerate church history or the figures found therein, as helpful as they were. We’re attempting in this series to test these truths in the Bible. Does this way of relating to God prove true? I hope this series helps you.