Five Solas of Protestantism

Learn about the the biblical doctrine of redemption as summarized in the five solas of the Reformation, propositions that remind us God alone deserves the glory for our salvation.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with a class of Ligonier Connect students from around the world. Registration includes:

    • 24/7 access for 6 months to complete the course at your own pace
    • Video lectures from Dr. R.C. Sproul along with the full, downloadable study guide
    • Discuss questions and share notes with up to 30 other Ligonier Connect students in your class
    • Approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one continuing education unit
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

In opposition to churchmen who argued that man is made righteous by faith and works, the Protestant Reformers fearlessly preached that by faith alone God’s people are justified. With devotion to Scripture above all else, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others helped believers cast aside their perversions of the gospel and once again recognize the Lord alone as the One who saves. In this course, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines the biblical doctrine of redemption as summarized in the five solas of the Reformation, propositions that remind us God alone deserves the glory for our salvation.

An optional book After Darkness, Light can be purchased from the Ligonier Store here to enhance the learning experience.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to the Five Solas of the Christian Faith

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • Sola Fide

    • Lesson 1: Faith Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Faith Alone Part 1
      • read Read Chapter 4 - “Sola Fide” in After Darkness, Light
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
    • Lesson 2: Faith Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Faith Alone Part 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
      • Take Sola Fide Quiz
  • Sola Gratia

    • Lesson 3: Grace Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Grace Alone Part 1
      • read Read Chapter 6 - “Sola Gratia” in After Darkness, Light.
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
    • Lesson 4: Grace Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Grace Alone Part 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
      • Take Sola Gratia Quiz
  • Solus Christus

    • Lesson 5: Christ Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Christ Alone Part 1
      • read Read Chapter 8 - “Solus Christus” in After Darkness, Light
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
    • Lesson 6: Christ Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Christ Alone Part 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
      • Take Solus Christus Quiz
  • Sola Scriptura

    • Lesson 7: Scripture Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Scripture Alone Part 1
      • read Read Chapter 2 - “Sola Scriptura” in After Darkness, Light.
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
    • Lesson 8: Scripture Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Scripture Alone Part 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
      • Take Sola Scriptura Quiz
  • Soli Deo Gloria

    • Lesson 9: Glory to God Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Glory to God Alone Part 1
      • read Read chapter 10 - “Soli Deo Gloria” in After Darkness, Light.
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
    • Lesson 10: Glory to God Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Glory to God Alone Part 2
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice: Reading and Questions
      • Take Soli Deo Gloria Quiz
  • Final Assessment

    • Final Assessment

      • to-do Putting It All Together