[quote="suupah]I have a friend who finally came to the conclusion that being saved by “Faith Alone” is not biblical. She came to this conclusion after reasearching calvinism vs. armenianism. She discovered something called discipleship salvation.
But since Sola Fide is a pillar of the protestant faith, can one stay a protestant if they no longer believe Sola Fide?
Sola Fide isn’t really a pillar of Protestantism. It’s a Calvinist view.
The real core belief is more like “grace alone”. Oddly, you rarely hear this…I think that we are all using the same word to mean different things, & different words to mean the same thing.
And:) Eastern Orthodoxy…
Wesley believed in the Wesleyan quadrilateral, although he did not explicitly say so himself. It has been constructed from scholars who have read his writings. Wesley believed that scripture was the foundation and cornerstone of faith. He said he was a man of one book, the Bible. He also believed in the other two braches of the Anglican triangle, reason and tradition. Wesley added experience to complete the quad.
The Quadrilateral, as handy as I have found it for a way to explain myself, would probably have come as a surprise to John Wesley, just as you point out here. I suspect that Charles Wesley might well have rejected it altogether…
But its true, that Methodism is quite different from most Protestants in our recognition of other authorities than Scripture, most notably the ECFs.