Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. '‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ 'Just one,’ said he, and then with … Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

Why the Reformation Still Matters

The Importance of the Reformation On October 31, 2017 a large part of the world’s population will take time to reflect on that fateful day, 500 years ago, when an obscure Augustinian monk had a date with destiny. Little did Dr. Martin Luther know that the hammer he raised to nail a document to the … Continue reading Why the Reformation Still Matters

Justification: The Protestant View

The motto of the Reformation in relation to justification was Sola Fide, or by faith alone. This term was shorthand for believing in Christ alone. Rome also stressed that faith was vital to justification. However, Rome said that faith was a necessary condition, but not a sufficient condition for justification. Faith is one plank of … Continue reading Justification: The Protestant View