Fear of God Devotional: The Importance of Faith

What is one of the primary doctrines of the Reformation?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that to identify the primary doctrine of the Reformation, we must begin by looking at the Five Solas. Out of those five, perhaps the cardinal doctrine of the Reformation is “sola fide” or “faith alone” for justification.

Without faith, we cannot please God. Without faith, we cannot be saved. We cannot earn salvation or good standing with God. We are only justified by faith through Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift – it is something that no one can boast in. 

Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) – “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”