Monday, May 01, 2006

The Erosion of the Five Solas

The Folks over at have posted an excellent article by Michael Horton examining the present-day decline of the Five Solas of the Christian faith. For those unfamiliar with the Five Solas, they are:
  • Sola Scriptura (by Scripture Alone)
  • Solus Christus (by Christ Alone)
  • Sola Gratia (by Grace Alone)
  • Sola Fide (by Faith Alone)
  • Sola Deo Gloria (for the Glory of God Alone)

These Five Solas grew out of the Reformation, and serve as a guide to keep the Christian focused upon the essence of the Christian faith. Read what Michael Horton has to say regarding our slide from Biblical Authority:

Scripture alone is the inerrant rule of the church's life, but the evangelical church today has separated Scripture from its authoritative function. In practice, the church is guided, far too often, by the culture. Therapeutic technique, marketing strategies, and the beat of the entertainment world often have far more to say about what the church wants, how it functions and what it offers, than does the Word of God. Pastors have neglected their rightful oversight of worship, including the doctrinal content of the music. As biblical authority has been abandoned in practice, as its truths have faded from Christian consciousness, and as its doctrines have lost their saliency, the church has been increasingly emptied of its integrity, moral authority and direction.

Read the entire article here:


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