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What was the reformation all about? That is a really large question indeed. I had a conversation this week with a life-long Catholic who obviously didn’t understand the issue at all. At first, he thought protestant was another christian denomination just like Baptist, Methodist, or CMA. That conversation started me thinking about protestant believers. I wonder if the average protestant could really explain the major issues of the reformation. Traditionally, the issues of the reformation have been nicely summed up by 5 Latin phrases known as┬áthe 5 Solas. “Sola” is a Latin word that basically means “alone” in English. Every protestant should be at least familiar with these statements. They are part of our heritage and central to our theology. The 5 Solas are: