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“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (Isaiah 58:13-14 (ESV))

The Five Solas
By Pastor Jon Haakana

As you have seen or heard, October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation when Martin Luther nailed ninety-five theses, or statements for discussion, on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. So from today (I am writing this on September 22) there are thirty-eight days until that anniversary.

Throughout this past summer and into this fall, we have been highlighting Lutheran doctrine and Martin Luther’s teaching and theology in his Small and Large Catechisms. One of the teachings we have highlighted are the three solas, or three mission statements of the Lutheran Reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide and Sola Gratia. “Sola” is a Latin word which means “alone.” So, the three statements are Scripture alone, Faith alone, and Grace alone. Each were intended to represent an important distinction compared with Roman Catholic doctrine of that time: scripture over tradition, faith over works, and grace over merit.
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