Posts from October 2017

Sola Gratia

Sola Gratia

The Reformers were confronted with this idea of grace alone because of their understanding of God’s righteousness. Before Martin Luther nailed his theses, the position of the Western Church (vis-à-vis the Roman Catholic Church) believed that humans had to attain to God’s perfect righteousness. For example, according to Roman Catholicism, the sacraments – both baptism…

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

One of the key tenants of the Protestant Reformation, among others, was the idea of Sola Scriptura – the Bible alone is the supreme authority for the Christian life. On October 31st, 1517, a German monk and priest named Martin Luther nailed a document to the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This document contained 95…