Theology Tuesday: Scripture Alone



This past Saturday, October 31, marked the celebration of Reformation Day.  In 1517, at the time, few would have suspected that the sound of a hammer striking the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, would soon be heard around the world and lead ultimately to the greatest transformation of Western society since the apostles first preached the Gospel throughout the Roman empire. Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminated finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation.

Out of this came the “5 solas” of the Reformation:

-Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone

-Solus Christus – Christ Alone

-Sola Gratia – Grace Alone

-Sola Fide – Faith Alone

-Soli Deo Gloria – The Glory of God Alone

The next five weeks before Christmas, we will look at a “sola” a week.  This week: “Sola Scriptura.”

John MacArthur answers why Scripture alone is so important even today for EVERY part of the Christian life: