The Five Solas of Our Faith
The Reformers were guided by the conviction that the church had drifted away from the essential, original teachings of Christianity, and particularly it's teaching on salvation (that is, how people can be forgiven their sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life with God).
The Solas are 5 slogans that summarise the Reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity.
In Christ Alone
Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Saviour, and King. Salvation and it's resulting transformation of our hearts and minds can come through no other means than faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus.
Soli Deo Gloria
To the Glory of God Alone
Glory belongs to God alone. God’s glory is the central motivation for salvation, not improving the lives of people, although that is a wonderful by product. God is not a means to an end—he is the means and the end.