Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur – Anything said in Latin sounds profound
I am sorry to say that I did not have the blessing to be given a Classical Education. But that fact seems to fuel in me a desire to give my children more opportunities than I myself had. In spite of being the product of a public education, I became someone who loves the Lord and values learning for its own merits.
Latin, they say, is a dead language. What they mean by that is that it is not a language spoken everyday by people today. But considering the vast presence of Latin in English, Spanish, French, German, medical books, philosophy books, religion books, it has quite a LIFE of its own, be it ever so written.
Many organizations and countries choose Latin sayings as mottos. Semper Fidelis (Marines-“Always Faithful”). E Pluribus Unum (US-“Out of Many, One). Karpe Diem (“Seize the Day”) A Mari Usque ad Mare (Canada-“From Sea to Sea”).
Considering my time-travel connection to the days of where Latin lived, I thought it would be appropriate to also direct readers to the concise feel of such mottos and their meaning in every day Christian life.
Of course, above all, the Five Solas are primary in our life.
Soli Deo Gloria
Granted, these “Solas” were not pulled together into a cute package until the twentieth century, but they are the primary tenets of Protestant Christianty, and need to be known by heart by us all. In my books, these five Solas play important roles.