Sola Fide - By Faith Alone
Series: The 5 Solas of the Reformation
October 31, 2021
The doctrine of Justification by Faith, embodied in the Latin phrase Sola Fide could not be more clear in Ephesians 2:8, "For by grace you have been saved by faith..." This was the defining material principle of the Protestant Reformation and it remains for all time the focus of true Christian faith. In this message we'll see the two faces of faith—faith to save and faith to live.
Text: Hebrews 11:1-6 and others
live by faith every day!
Fide = Faith alone
Faith defined: Heb. 11:1
Rope: Faith is like a climber's rope. It is what keeps us securely connected to Christ. While it's important to have a strong faith, it is much more vital to have that faith anchored in something real and true and eternal.
Fide (justification by faith) is the main material principle
of the Reformation.
Justification: The judicial act of being made righteous in the eyes of God.
Faces of Faith:
A. Faith that
saves - Genesis 15:6; Rom. 1:17, 3:21,24, Eph. 2:8-9
B. Faith that sanctifies - 2 Cor. 5:7, Gal. 2:20-3:5
The faith of a fisherman: A fisherman acts in faith because he can't see the fish below the surface. We must learn to trust God even when we can't see evidence of Him working.
Enjoy this great song by Glad about walking by faith rather than by sight:
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