How Many "Solas" Did Martin Luther Actually Teach, Three Or Five?


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It would seem to me that the Scripture, Grace and Faith mentioned above embody God and His Christ.  Therefore, the other two, Christ alone and Glory to God alone, while certainly true, would appear to be somewhat redundant.
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I am looking for an answer to this same question.  I found this quote on another blog;

In true lutheran fashion, there are even arguments about whether there are three, four or five solas! I know that there are five original solas, but only three are considered supremely important: Grace, faith and scripture. Gee, that leaves out Christ and God. That doesn't make sense. I'll leave that explanation to a more knowledgeable person than me to comment on that.

Three solas: Sola Gratia (grace alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Scriptura (scripture alone)

Five solas: Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) and Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be glory).

Original comments fromKiihnworld post on 6/8/04

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