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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Five Latin phrases

Sola gratia: "By grace alone."

In salvation, we are rescued from God's wrath and judgment by His grace alone. Salvation is not in any sense a human work.

Sola fide: "By faith alone."

This phrase expresses the truth that God's people receive the salvation of Christ by faith and not by works. Our justification before God is by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Christ alone. Faith means to put our trust for salvation not in ourselves or in any other created thing but in Christ alone.

Solus Christus: "Of Christ alone."

Salvation has been accomplished by the mediatorial work of Jesus Christ alone. His sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to God.

Sola Scriptura: "By Scripture alone."

The Bible is the supreme authority in the church for all matters of faith and life.

Soli Deo gloria: "Glory to God alone."

Because salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God, it is for God's glory. We are called to live our entire lives before the face of God, under the authority of God and for His glory alone.

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