Sola scriptura, “Scripture alone,” is one of the five theological principles of the Reformation. It guards against error by saying that Scripture is our primary source of authority, sufficient for our salvation and spiritual life.
Martin Luther stands out as the spark in the powder keg of the Reformation. He nailed “The 95 Theses” to the door of the church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, which is recognized as the event that started the Reformation.
One of the influencers of the Reformation, John Wycliffe radically believed that Scripture should be accessible to the everyman and, therefore, translated into English. His story reminds us that the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of those who engage with God’s Word.