Solus Christus- A Brief Explanation

Solus Christus – Christ Alone

As evangelical faith becomes secularized, its interests have been blurred with those of the culture. The result is a loss of absolute values, permissive individualism, and a substitution of wholeness for holiness, recovery for repentance, intuition for truth, feeling for belief, chance for providence, and immediate gratification for enduring hope. Christ and his cross have moved from the center of our vision.

We reaffirm that our salvation is accomplished by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our regeneration, justification and reconciliation to the Father. We deny that the gospel is preached if Christ’s substitutionary work is not declared and faith in Christ and his work is not solicited…God’s grace in Christ is not merely necessary but is the sole efficient cause of salvation. We confess that human beings are born spiritually dead and are incapable even of cooperating with regenerating grace. We reaffirm that in salvation we are rescued from God’s wrath by Christ alone. It is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that unites us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life in Him. We deny that salvation is in any sense a human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by themselves cannot accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature. – adapted from the Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Reformation Essentials by Michael Horton

Preaching Christ Alone by Michael Horton

Solus Christus and the Pastor by Rod Rosenbladt

Christ vs. Moralism by John Hendryx

Jesus Christ Fount of Every Blessing by John Hendryx

Just One Name by Robert Reyburn

The Sufficiency of Christ Alone by John MacArthur

There is Salvation in No One Else by John Piper

The Only Way by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Ephesians 6:10, 11

Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6)

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36 and 1 John 5:12)

Christ Alone by Ligon Duncan Acts 4:12 & John 1:29

There is No Other Name Under Heaven by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger (United Reformed Church)

Jesus, the Only Savior by Gregory Koukl

Is There More than One Way to God? by John Hendryx

In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life by Sinclair B. Ferguson (recommended book)



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