I hope you’re enjoying our 5 SOLAS study as much as I am.
WHAT IS SOLUS CHRISTUS?
Solus Christus (or Solo Christo), “through Christ alone”, is the biblical teaching that Christ is the only mediator between God and man (1Tim2:5) and that there is salvation in no one else (Acts4:12). Salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone and is only possible by the finished work of Christ alone. Salvation is not achieved by living a good life or by being a member of a particular church.
Salvation can only be given by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. He is the only way to salvation and the only way one may have access to the Father. He clearly made this claim about himself, as recorded in John 14:6, when he said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Because of Christ’s perfect life and sacrificial death, man can be reconciled to God.
‘God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them… He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him’. (2 Cor 5:19,21)
We don’t need others to plead our case before the Father, whether they be spiritual leaders or godly saints who have gone before us. All believers have free access to God through Christ. Christ is our mediator, the only mediator necessary, as 1Tim2:5, there is “one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” And He is our Great High Priest. Those who put their trust in Him can draw near to God’s throne to receive mercy, grace, and help in times of need (Heb4:14-16).
“We must come in the name of Jesus,—standing on no other ground,—pleading no other plea than this, Christ died on the cross for the ungodly, and I trust in Him. Christ died for me, and I believe on Him.”” – JC Ryle