[This is part 3 in a series. Part ONE is HERE]
As I walked up the street in Zagreb on an errand recently, I saw this beautiful monument to the crucifiction of Jesus. It was on the street side of a Roman Catholic Church.
At the time of the Reformation there was a dominant teaching that salvation comes through the church and that you could earn merit with God or even buy (from the church) the release from punishment for others.
The recaptured Biblical truth that the Reformation emphasized was that it is through Christ alone that we are saved from the wrath of God.
Jesus himself stated it clearly:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
It is Christ alone who saves. Not the Church, not my works…
Jesus + NOTHING = righteousness
Thanks be to God for the work of the Son!