Sola Fide - By Faith Alone

Series: The 5 Solas of the Reformation

October 31, 2021
Ron Burtz

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.

Episode Notes

Title: The 5 Solas: Sola Fide, Saved By Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:1-6 and others

We live by faith every day!

Sola Fide = Faith alone

Faith defined: Heb. 11:1

The 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.

Sola 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.

The 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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