On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his ninety-five thesis on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This one act was the beginning of the Reformation, which led to a return to many biblical doctrines, such as the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith. Some of the rallying cries of the Reformation are:
Solus Christus – by Christ Alone
Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone
Sola Gratia – by Grace Alone
Sola Fide – by Faith Alone
Coram Deo – in the Presence of God
Soli Deo Gloria – to God be the Glory
Communio Sanctorum – the Priesthood of Every Believer
Post Tenebras Lux – After Darkness, Light*
I am inspired by reading the stories of these great men of faith (Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others). I feel so blessed to be a child of God, and to be able to call these men my brothers in Christ.
Happy Reformation Day!
Soli Deo Gloria!
*These were taken from a paper compiled by Pastor Marcus J. Serven, Th. M., titled “The Rallying Cries of the Reformation”