By Carl R. Trueman,R. Kent Hughes
Historians and theologians alike have lengthy well-known that on the center 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 used to be all approximately yet have served to differentiate Protestantism ever due to the fact. They set Protestants aside in a distinct means as those that position final and ultimate authority within the Scriptures, recognize the paintings of Christ by myself as enough for redemption, realize that salvation is by means of grace on my own via religion on my own, and search not to simply 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 stated now not in the past, whereas the Puritans sought to hold at the Reformation, this day “we slightly have one to hold on, and plenty of have even forgotten what that groovy non secular revolution was once all about.” hence, we “need to return and begin back on the very starting. we want one other Reformation.” briefly, it is necessary not just to recollect what the solas of the Reformation have been all approximately, but additionally to use those solas in a clean manner in mild 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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