Biblical Doctrines

The Sola Fide of Salvation

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9) When Martin Luther began to ask the Lord, “How is a person justified in your sight?” he knew the importance of that question. The answer… Continue reading The Sola Fide of Salvation

Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit

The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. '‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ 'Just one,’ said he, and then with… Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

Christian Living, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Theology

Why the Reformation Still Matters

The Importance of the Reformation On October 31, 2017 a large part of the world’s population will take time to reflect on that fateful day, 500 years ago, when an obscure Augustinian monk had a date with destiny. Little did Dr. Martin Luther know that the hammer he raised to nail a document to the… Continue reading Why the Reformation Still Matters

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit

Justification: The Protestant View

The motto of the Reformation in relation to justification was Sola Fide, or by faith alone. This term was shorthand for believing in Christ alone. Rome also stressed that faith was vital to justification. However, Rome said that faith was a necessary condition, but not a sufficient condition for justification. Faith is one plank of… Continue reading Justification: The Protestant View

Church history, Roman Catholicism, Salvation & Justification

Young Martin Luther

A Soul in Search of Salvation The Story of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation Part 1 Matthew 7:13   “Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, And many there be which go in thereat.” Romans 1:17 “For therein is the righteousness… Continue reading Young Martin Luther