Cries of the Protestant Reformation: Soli Deo Gloria

The fifth and final cry of the protestant reformation is Soli Deo Gloria which means “to the glory of God alone.”  This phrase reminds me of my favorite chapel which is located at Beeson Divinity School on the campus of Samford University.  This divinity chapel is designed to reflect the history of the Christian faith by having sculptures and pictures decorating the chapel of Christians throughout the history of the church.  At the pinnacle of the chapel is this saying engraved – Soli Deo Gloria.

The glory of God alone should be the fuel of our lives as Christians.  We should live to make the name of Jesus famous and to give glory to God alone.  These words if pondered and lived would radically change the way that we live and minister.  Let us always remember who we are making famous.  Not ourselves but God alone.