What We Believe

The Five Solas

In the early 16th century, a monk by the name of Martin Luther sparked what is known as the "Protestant Reformation". 

The Five Solas are five Latin phrases (or slogans) that emerged during the Reformation to summarize the Reformers' theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity.

The Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation are a foundational set of Biblical principles held by theologians and churchmen to be central to the doctrine of salvation as taught by Western Protestantism.




The Five Solas are:
1. Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
2. Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
3. Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
4. Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.
5. Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.

(2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 2:8; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 John 1:1; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 7:23; 1 Corinthians 10:31)


*****These statements are excerpts from Christianity.com and Message of Desiring God (by John Piper). *****