RLG100 - Lecture 34 - DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF PROTESTANT...

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D ISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF PROTESTANT MOVEMENT : 1. S OLA S CRIPTURA - INSISTENCE ON THE SOLE AUTHORITY ON SCRIPTURE . I T IS THE ANSWER TO HOW HUMAN BEINGS MUST LIVE IN THE WORLD , CONDUCT OURSELVES , AND ACHIEVE SALVATION . L UTHER REJECTS THE CHURCH ' S MONOPOLY OF SCRIPTURE ( ITS CLAIM TO CONTROL INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE ). L UTHER ARGUED N EW T ESTAMENT CONTAINS ESSENTIALS OF C HRISTIANITY AND SO WE NEED TO FOCUS ON N EW T ESTAMENT FOR GUIDANCE AND DO AWAY WITH LATER UNNECESSARY ALTERATIONS ; F URTHERMORE , IDEA THAT THE H OLY S PIRIT HELPS EACH BELIEVER MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS ABOUT MEANING OF PASSAGES IN B IBLE ; PROTESTANT PRINCIPLE - EACH BELIEVER IS GUIDED BY H OLY S PIRIT . 2. S OLA F IDE - DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE . T HIS IS A PRONOUNCEMENT THAT YOU DON ' T NEED ANYTHING MORE THAN FAITH IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SALVATION AND BE A RECIPIENT OF G OD ' S GRACE . TOO
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100 - Lecture 34 - DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF PROTESTANT...

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