Tigers exist, butterflies exist, mountains exist, forests exist, music exists, humans exist, the solas exist, everything exists for the glory of God. All rivers lead to this ocean, all creatures will bow and pay homage to their King.
Although man exalts himself, although he is a god in his own esteem, the pride of man will shatter as a glass vase dropped from the top of the Empire State Building. God alone deserves the glory and on that day he alone will be worshiped. All false gods will be thrown into the fire, and all worshipers of these delusions will join them.
Tongues exist, minds exist, salvation exists, to bring glory to the King of glory.
Ephesians 1:4–6, 11–12: “Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.”
Romans 11:33–36: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
Isaiah 2:12–17: “For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up — and it shall be brought low; against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up; and against all the oaks of Bashan; against all the lofty mountains, and against all the uplifted hills; against every high tower, and against every fortified wall; against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the beautiful craft. And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.”
Series: Are the Five Solas in the Bible?
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformers were men and women shaped by a book. They looked at the book, studied the book, memorized the book, and their (re)discoveries of essential Christian truths in the book changed the course of history.
In this lab series, we aim to look at the book with them. We will take each of the five solas and judge for ourselves whether what we believe aligns with what God has said.
Martin Luther didn’t stand alone 500 years ago. Nor does he stand alone today.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we invite you to join us on a 31-day journey, beginning October 1, just 5–7 minutes each day, to meet the many heroes of the Reformation.