Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sola Scriptura and Solus Christus

"Then He said to them, 'These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me int he Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.' Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, 'Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'"

You do realize what it is that I am actually demanding when I demand the Scriptures alone? You realize why I want everything to be from the Word?

Because the Word always points to Christ.

When you go off on your creative rant that doesn't involve the Word... it doesn't involve Christ. It doesn't involve repentance and forgiveness in His Name.

The Scriptures always testify to that.

The Scriptures always point to Christ Jesus.

Does your moral system?
Does your new plan for order and structure?
Do your new rules?
Does your "natural" law?

Are you trying to get people to repent, or to just annoy you less? Or to make the same decisions you do so you feel better about the choices you've made? Or to play nicely so they can leave you alone?

Sola Scriptura always leads to Solus Christus.

And whenever the Scriptures are abandoned, to whatever extent they are - whether it is massive and sweeping and coarse, or just the subtle shifting of focus with the best of intentions, as the Scriptures are abandoned, so is Christ.

He is the Word, the Word incarnate, the Word made flesh that dwells among us.

Why would you want to look somewhere other than the Word? What good could you ever hope to find?

Everything is about Christ -- and if it is not, then let it fall away. Only the Son remains forever, the slave and the things of slavery must depart.

Show me the Scriptures. Show me Christ Jesus for me.

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