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Sola Fide

These two words, Sola Fide - Faith Alone, formed the basis for the world-impacting Reformation of the church in the 16th century. Sixteenth century Reformer, Martin Luther, called it “the doctrine upon which the church stands or falls.” He called on pastors to take it back to their churches and “beat it into their heads continually.” Faith, whole-hearted trust, in the work of Jesus Christ as Savior, is the only means of acceptance with God. Faith alone, not good deeds, not moralism, not religious zeal, nor radical obedience, nor church membership, only faith is the foundation for acceptance with God. Faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. These chapters in the Book of Romans argue that it has always been faith alone by which sinful humans find a personal relationship with God. In these chapters, the terms “faith” and “believe” are used 27 times.