by Kyle
published January 16, 2013


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I trust that you, like me, do not live under the delusion that you are perfect.

No one is. In fact, the Bible says that no one is even good.

This presents a bit a quandary. God is perfect. God is good. He is so perfect and so good that he can’t stand to be around anything that isn’t perfect and good. Psalm 5:5 says, “The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.”

Yes, you read that correctly. God hates! Don't worry too much, though. There's hope.

If God hates sin, what hope do we, the ones doing the iniquity in Psalm 5:5, have of having any sort of relationship with God? What we need is for someone to make things right between us and God and to vouch for us once they do.

This person is Christ and Christ alone. In fact, that’s what Solo Christo means: “Only Christ.”

A priest, according to Hebrews 5, is someone who acts “on behalf of men in things pertaining to God.” They are the divine go-between, and their work is to make things right between us and God. The problem with the Old Covenant was that all priests were human. They had to be because they wouldn’t be able to represent humanity otherwise.

The problem is that they were sinful like the rest of humanity. According to Leviticus 4, the priest was required to make a sacrifice for his own sin before he could make a sacrifice for the sin of the people.

In the New Covenant, however, Christ Himself, and Christ alone, is the high priest since He “has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) He can speak for humans because he became completely human. He can speak to God because Christ never sinned, being also completely God of very God at the same time, and therefore perfect and good.

Only Christ can claim the status of being simultaneously completely human and completely God. Only Christ is completely qualified to stand in the gap between God and people. Only Christ can forgive your failures and restore you to a relationship with your Creator. Only Christ can save you.

That’s why I put my trust in Only Christ.

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