Claim your free download of Matthew Barrett’s new ebook, 5 Things You Were Never Taught About the 5 Solas, and discover 5 surprising insights into the Reformation and the Christian faith. You will uncover:
Which sola is most crucial for retrieving the gospel
Why Christ’s life is as important as his death
Why “faith alone” justifies, but faith is never alone
What grace reveals to us about history and God’s character
What housechores and international diplomacy have in common
What doctrines could be more foundational to being an evangelical Protestant than the five solas of the Reformation? However, many in evangelical churches today have never heard of the solas, let alone the 5 surprising lessons in “5 Things You Were Never Taught About the 5 Solas.”
Enter your email to get the free download and you will discover 5 vital insights on sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone), sola gratia (by grace alone), sola fide (by faith alone), solus Christus (by Christ alone), and soli Deo gloria (glory to God alone). Download 5 Things You Were Never Taught About the 5 Solas today!
And if you enjoyed this ebook, also read Matthew Barrett’s book God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture (Zondervan).
Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or “solas”) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.
Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.
In God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture, scholar and pastor Matthew Barrett looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine that Scripture alone is the final and decisive authority for God’s people. He examines the development of this theme in the Reformation and traces the crisis that followed resulting in a shift away from the authority of Scripture. Barrett shows that we need to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture’s authority in the face of today’s challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God’s Word is the best hope for the future of the church.
D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, commends the book to you:
“The 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing the ninety-five theses to the door of the chapel of the Wittenberg Castle provides an eminently suitable occasion to remind ourselves of one of the five solas of the Reformation: sola Scriptura, “Scripture alone.” Matthew Barrett takes his readers through some of the controversies surrounding the Bible that have arisen across this last half millennium and competently demonstrates the relevance of the doctrine of Scripture in our day. In the final analysis, the issue is revelation: What is the locus of God’s gracious self-disclosure—God generously giving up his privacy, as Carl Henry used to say?”