Unity and Diversityemper reformand “Always reforming” This is the Reformation principle that Christian theology is always undergoing change, enhancement, and development. the Reformers understood that if theology was, at any point, thought to be solidified and one person’s, group’s, tradition’s, or denomination’sperspective was thought of to be “above all reproach” and, therefore, unable to be developed, the task of
Unity and Diversity Doctrine of Man and Grace (fifth century) Doctrine of Christ Definition of Chalcedon (451) Trinity (325) Doctrine of the Counsel of Nicea Atonement (eleventh (325) century)100 400 1100 1600 2000A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D.
Unity and Diversity Five “Solas” of the Protestant ReformationReformed Sola Sola Sola Gratia Sola Fide Sola deoUnderstandi Scriptura Christus GloriangMeaning The The work of Justification “Faith alone” All is done “Scripture “Christ is by means is the only for “God’s alone” alone” is the of God’s instrumental glory alone.” contains basis for “grace cause of primary justification. alone.” justification. authority to dictate the lives of believers.
Unity and Diversity Doctrine of Scripture Doctrine of Man and (sixteenth century) Grace (fifth century) Doctrine of Justification Doctrine of Christ (sixteenth century) Definition of Chalcedon (451) Trinity (325) Doctrine of the Counsel of Nicea Atonement (eleventh (325) century)100 400 1100 1600 2000A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D. A.D.