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The Five Solas (Part 5 of 5)

[We remember our Reformation heritage with this final instalment of an article entitled the “Five Solas”. To God alone be the glory.]By Dr. Keith Mathison, Reformation Bible College Soli Deo Gloria Soli Deo gloria is not precisely parallel to the other four solas because in one sense, it is both the beginning and the end …

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The Five Solas (Part 4 of 5)

[We remember our Reformation heritage with this fourth instalment of an article entitled the “Five Solas”. Salvation is in “Christ Alone.] By Dr. Keith Mathison, Reformation Bible College Solus Christus When we discuss the Reformation slogan solus Christus, it is important to understand the precise point of dispute. The Reformers did not reject the Roman …

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The Five Solas (Part 3 of 5)

[We remember our Reformation heritage with this third instalment of an article entitled the “Five Solas”. Salvation is by “Grace Alone.] By Dr. Keith Mathison, Reformation Bible College Sola Gratia In the early fifth century, a theological controversy occurred that would forever shape the thinking of the church. In his Confessions, Augustine of Hippo wrote …

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The Five Solas (Part 2 of 5)

[We remember our Reformation heritage with this second instalment of an article entitled the “Five Solas”. This instalment is on “Faith Alone, the keystone of the Reformation movement.] By Dr. Keith Mathison, Reformation Bible College Sola FideOften referred to as “the material cause” of the Reformation, the doctrine of justification sola fide (by faith alone) …

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The Five Solas (Part 1 of 5)

By Dr. Keith Mathison, Reformation Bible College We are not in a good place, but we are not the first to be in such a position. The people of Israel forgot the past with disastrous consequences. The medieval church forgot the past with disastrous consequences. But what do you do when you realize you’ve taken …

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Our Reformation Heritage

(An excerpt from Free Presbyterian Magazine, Nov 2017) by Kenneth Macleod entitled “After 500”) We live in an age when our Reformation heritage is valued by very few. Accordingly God is largely ignored, the Bible and its teachings are despised, sin is not taken seriously and eternity is disregarded. Of course, there are exceptions; there …

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Why the Reformation?

By  Needham, Nick ( Banner of truth, Nov 2017) 500 years ago, the Church in Western Europe was awash with influences calling for much-needed reform. Most of these influences flowed from the Renaissance, whose Christian scholars were weighing the contemporary Church against what they found in the Bible and the writings of the early Church …

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Your Path Is Not Unique

Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15 See Him bearing our sicknesses and our sorrows –more than this, carrying our iniquities and our sins. Think not that your …

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Faith in Suffering Times

By William Bridge (1600-1670) Faith, true saving faith, loves to dwell in the wounds of Christ. And believe it, the sight of a suffering Christ will teach one to suffer – nothing like it. The example of Christ, especially the sight of Christ’s sufferings, will not only teach you to suffer, but will sanctify your …

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The Prayer Meeting

(Excerpts from Banner of Truth Magazine, Sep 3, 2021) Jeremy Walker Why bother coming to the prayer meeting? In the priorities of too many Christians, it seems to have little value. It’s the one we can afford to miss. It’s the one which will give way amidst the pressures of life. So, why should you, …

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