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Sola fide

(Lat. “by faith alone”). Term referring to the Scriptural doctrine that “a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law” (Ro 3:28; cf. Ph 3:9). AC IV 1–2: “Men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works but are freely justified for Christ's sake through faith when they believe that they are received into favor and that their sins are forgiven on account of Christ, who by His death made satisfaction for our sins.” See also Faith, Justifying; Material Principle.

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