Reformation: Recovering the Essence of the Gospel
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses onto the door of Wittenburg’s chapel, an act that is credited with launching the Protestant Reformation. The theology of the Reformation can be summed up with the five solas. The word sola means “alone.” First, we celebrate sola scriptura: the conviction that God’s Word alone holds reigning authority over the Christian and the Church. We add sola fide: justification is through faith alone, apart from good works. Joined to it are sola gratia and solus Christus: our salvation is by God’s grace alone as believers have union with Christ alone. The final sola urges that the aim of our salvation is soli deo gloria: to the glory of God alone! Raising high these themes today, we carry on the message and the work of God’s Spirit as that work received fresh impetus five hundred years ago.
The 6 messages of Reformation: Recovering the Essence of the Gospel include:
• “Here We Stand: Sola Scriptura” by Daniel Doriani
• “The Heart of the Matter: Sola Fide” by Kent Hughes
• “By Grace and in Christ Alone” by Daniel Doriani
• “The Reformation of Worship” by Richard Phillips
• “The Priesthood of all Believers” by Carl Trueman
• “The Reformation’s Passion: Soli Deo Gloria” by Kent Hughes
(6 mp3 files on 1 CD)
The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is the longest running national Reformed conference. It was started in 1974 by Dr. James Boice. It exists to glorify God through a rediscovery of the Church’s great doctrinal foundations.