Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Five Solas :

(The Ninety-Five Theses)

From the reformation came these wonderful truths of scripture :


Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone


Solus Christus - Christ Alone


Sola Gratia - Grace Alone


Sola Fide - Faith Alone


Soli Deo Gloria - The Glory of God Alone


Unwarranted confidence in human ability is a product of fallen human nature ... God's grace in Christ is not merely necessary but is the sole efficient cause of salvation. We confess that human beings are born spiritually dead and are incapable even of cooperating with regenerating grace. We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God's wrath by his grace alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life. We deny that salvation is in any sense a human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by themselves cannot accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature.


- Cambridge Declaration


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