THE 5 "SOLAS"
AT RCLA WE BELIEVE IN THE 5 "SOLAS" OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.
Sola Scriptura means the Bible is the sole written divine revelation, our only infallible rule for faith and life, and alone can bind the conscience of believers absolutely (Matt. 4:4; 2 Tim. 3:16). We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired. Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).
Sola Fide Justification is by faith alone. By God’s free grace, the righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed to us by faith and is the sole ground of our acceptance by God, by which our sins are pardoned (Rom. 5:1; Gal 2:16).
Solus Christus Jesus Christ is the only mediator through whose work we are saved (John 14:6; John 3:16).
Sola Gratia Our salvation rests solely on the work of God’s grace for us (Rom. 2:4; Eph. 2:8-10).
Soli Deo Gloria Salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God, therefore to God alone belongs the glory (Isa. 42:8; Col. 3:17).