What Makes A Reformed Church Different?

Special guest article by Samuel Watterson….

A faithful Reformed church is different to Roman Catholicism, different to liberal Protestantism, different to the various Baptist and Evangelical groups, and different to the cults such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons. There are many teachings and practices that make a Reformed church different. The 16th century Reformation had five famous slogans, called the “five solas”, that captured that distinctiveness: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola fide, sola gratia, and soli Deo gloria. A brief explanation of these will demonstrate their enduring relevance today.