Historians and theologians alike have long
recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant
Reformation were five declarations (or “solas”) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.
hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges
to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to
speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five
Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical
context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.
In God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture,
scholar and pastor Matthew Barrett looks at the historical and biblical
roots of the doctrine that Scripture alone is the final and decisive
authority for God’s people. He examines the development of this theme in
the Reformation and traces the crisis that followed resulting in a
shift away from the authority of Scripture. Barrett shows that we need
to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture’s authority in the face of
today’s challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God’s
Word is the best hope for the future of the church.