Why Sola Fide is the Chief Article
Historically, classical Protestantism has agreed with Luther's assessment of the centrality of the doctrine of justification.
Sola Fide: Crucial Then, Crucial Now?
As a faithful Roman Catholic, Martin Luther (1483-1546), the father of the Protestant Reformation, strove with all of his might to attain salvation while serving as a monk in the little town of Wittenberg. He prayed earnestly, studied tirelessly, held countless vigils, recited numerous masses, and harshly mistreated his body all with the goal of bringing his unruly flesh into submission. Yet, despite all of his efforts, peace of conscience eluded the young monk. As Luther later testified in his Lectures on Genesis, &...