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Historically, the five Solae have been a divider between Catholic and Protestant theologies. Yet, I can't help but notice that most denominations do not believe in the "alone" taken in its fullest sense. For example, The Methodist church does not believe in sola scriptura, but instead prima scriptura. Are there other Protestant denominations which reject some or all of the solae?

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You're correct that Methodist don't accept sola scriptura, but instead prima scriptura. Not only that, they also reject sola fide. That is because they teach synergism. Now, I do know some Pentecostals also hold to synergism, and therefore reject sola fide. Also, if you consider Anglicanism to be Protestant (which most don't, but they are related) there are multiple opinions among them. They're seperated between high church, broad church and low church. Each tradition gets either more Protestant or Catholic in its theology. Now, rejecting all the solas would probably disqualify you as a Christian; sola gratia (grace alone) is something all Christian denominations teach regardless if they are Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthdox, etc. Ultimatly, with the 40,000 different kinds of Protestants out there, it can get really diverse.

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    @juhani Synergism would not contradict Sola Fide, it contradicts Sola Gracia. Sola Fide co contradicts Scripture all together and is a conception of men. "ORATE OTI EX ERGON DIKAIOUTAI ANTHROPOS KAI OUK EK PISTOS MONO." or " for one in justified by works and not by faith alone". – Marc Apr 26 '15 at 9:31
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    @JamesShewey To be more specific, contrary to what is stated in this answer, not all Christian denominations teach sola gratia. I happen to belong to a Christian denomination that does not teach sola gratia. It is common for Christians to think "all Christians believe" the particular doctrines they happen to believe. Such generalizations make for poor answers on Christianity.SE. – Lee Woofenden Apr 26 '15 at 21:37
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    @Juhani The Comma Johanneum in 1 John 5:7-8 was almost certainly added to the text well after the doctrine of the Trinity had already been formulated and adopted by the Roman Catholic Church. – Lee Woofenden Apr 26 '15 at 21:41
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    @Juhani There will always be defenders of minority positions--especially when it affects church doctrine. But this is a side issue anyway. The question isn't even about the Trinity. – Lee Woofenden Apr 26 '15 at 22:38
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    @Juhani The comments here really aren't for the purpose of debate. They're to improve questions and answers. – Lee Woofenden Apr 26 '15 at 23:11

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