What are the five solas?
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The five solas are: sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, solo Christo, and soli Deo gloria.
"Sola" is latin for "only." The five solas became popular during the Protestant Reformation. These Latin sayings were used by Protestants to show the difference between Protestants and Catholics. These five sayings translate to "Scripture alone," "faith alone," "grace alone," "Christ alone," and "to the glory of God alone."
• Sola scriptura means that the Bible is the only source of authority for Christians. The Bible is designed to be our guidebook and instruct us in what we need to do. The Bible is the Word of God and we can trust everything it says (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
• Sola fide means that salvation is a free gift from God. The Catholic Church tried to teach that one had to buy indulgences in order to be right with God. Sola fide argued against this false belief (John 3:16).
• Sola gratia stresses the importance that grace is the reason for our salvation. We are only given salvation by the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
• Solo Christo means we can only have salvation through Christ alone. Nobody else can give us salvation (Hebrews 4:15).
• Soli Deo gloria emphasizes the truth that everything in our life needs to be done to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
"God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right. By using Scripture, the servant of God can be completely prepared to do every good thing" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
"You can’t be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given people no other name under heaven that will save them" (Acts 4:12).
"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it" (Ephesians 2:8-9).