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Declaring the True Gospel with Banners!
If you come through the main foyer
of our building this Sunday, you will see beautiful banners displaying
the five Solas (Latin for alone) of the Protestant Reformation.
These five biblical truths undergirded
and defined the Reformation and continue to do so. Even more,
they define the true gospel for they point to the fact that salvation
is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for the
glory of God alone.
And, of course, the very basis for
the true gospel’s reemergence throughout Europe in the 16th
century is Scripture alone. That is to say, the Bible is our absolute
authority in all matters and is sufficient for all of life.
Thus, the five Solas clearly reveal
the heart of biblical Christianity… then… now…
The person who created these beautiful
banners for our church desires to remain anonymous, but I want
to say how much I deeply appreciate the time and effort that lovingly
went into this project.
We can all rejoice that we have such
an elegant, visual statement of who we are as a church and what
For God’s Glory Alone,
P. S. This past summer, on Wednesday
evenings, we went through a video teaching series on the five
Solas (a study produced by Lifeway Resources of the Southern Baptist
Convention). In case you missed this fascinating resource, it
is available through our church library and is called Echoes of
the Reformation (Five Truths that Shape the Christian Life).