Reformed Theology Contrasted with Arminian, Dispensational, Keswick Theologies
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