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Why the Name Sola Church?

Sola Church gets its name from the Latin word meaning “alone” that came to characterize the Five Solas of the protestant reformation. The word “sola” was the rallying cry of the Protestant Reformation that sought to correct perversions of the truth.

Sola Church stands on the historical and biblical shoulders of saints who came before proclaiming the same gospel message that we are saved by grace alone (Sola Gratia), through faith alone (Sola Fide), in Christ alone (Solus Christus), according to the scriptures alone (Sola Scriptura), for the glory of God alone (Soli Deo Gloria).

Sola Scriptura

Our final authority for faith and practice is (Sola Scriptura) the Scriptures Alone. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19)

Sola Gratia

We are saved through (Sola Gratia) Grace Alone. We are saved by the grace of God. It is not by our merit, but Christ’s. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:11) 

Sola Fide

We are justified, or made righteous, by (Sola Fide) Faith Alone where God freely credits the righteousness of Christ to all who believe. We are not justified by our own work but are given a righteous standing before the Father by faith in Christ. (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)

Solus Christus

We are saved by the merits of (Solus Christus) Christ Alone, and we come to God through Christ Alone. “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5)

Soli Deo Gloria

The only true gospel is that which gives all (Soli Deo Gloria) glory to God alone (Isaiah 42:8; 1 Cor. 1:31).