3: What is a Protestant?

January 3, 2020 Series: Who Are We: An Introduction to COG

The Five Solas of the Reformation
  • Sola Fide – Faith Alone
    • No human effort can save, only faith.
  • Sola Gratia – Grace Alone
    • Faith must be recieved as the gracious gift of God. It cannot be bought, earned, or manufactured. 
  • Solus Christus – Christ Alone
    • Saving faith has Christ as its object. It's him in who we believe.
  • Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone
    • Scripture is the only ultimate rule for faith and practice. It is perfect.
  • Soli Deo Gloria – To the Glory of God Alone
    • Above all, God is interested in his own glory - which is exactly as he should be. The way that he saves us is also to his own glory, so that no man might boast.