Reformed Theology Contrasted with Arminian, Dispensational, Keswick Theologies

Reformed_Theology

Dr. James Means – April 2006

The Solas Of The Reformation

Sola Scriptura:  Scripture only!

o A Challenge to authority of Rome!

o A Challenge to the individualism & claims of authority in some of today’s popular spiritual movements!

o Scripture as interpreted and understood only by sound hermeneutics!

Sola Christus:  Christ only!

o There is “no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)

o Rejection of “works”, including baptism, church membership, etc.Sola Gratia:  Grace only!

o Not by works or by self-effort or self-will but by a sovereign act of God’s grace!

Sola Fide:  Faith only!

o By grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone produces justification followed by sanctification ending in glorification

Sola Deo Gloria: Glory to God only!

o All is to the glory of God alone.  Hence, the chief business of man/woman is to “glorify God and enjoy him forever!”   Continue Reading PDF


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