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Day 9- Solus Christus (Christ alone)

Read it- Luke 24:25-27; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17-3:1

Live it- 

For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 NLT

Solus Christus is the assertion that Christ alone is the basis by which sinners are justified in God’s sight; that the person and work of Jesus alone is the only sufficient ground for our salvation.

The church at the time of the Reformation understood, and taught, that what Christ secured was only the entrance into more grace, which could be only found in the church and its sacraments.

Solus Christus stands at the center of the five solas, connecting them into a coherent theology declaring the glory of God (Deo Gloria).

When Jesus met the two discouraged disciples on the Road to Emmaus, he opened their eyes to how he was found in ALL the scriptures. (Luke 24:25-27).

Paul tells Timothy that there is only one mediator who can stand between God and man. James (3:1) points out that there can be multiple teachers.

The writer of Hebrew states that only a mediator or High Priest who can identify with our temptations can truly be a mediator (Hebrews 2:17-3:1).

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). 

Because of Solus Christus we have this awesome promise: 

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most”        Hebrews 4:16 NLT.

I love the lyrics of the song “In Christ Alone” by Stuart Townend. I encourage you to review the lyrics to the song and listen to it at this link.

Pastor Gary