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Solus Christus?

“Jesus? Who is that?” he asked with a genuinely inquisitive look on his face. “Umm, you know . . . Jesus,” I said. “I’ve never heard of him,” he replied. I was a nineteen-year-old college student in a large city in Southeast Asia talking to another student about cultural things, and then the conversation moved quickly to spiritual matters. Although I had heard there were people around the world who have never heard of Jesus, I had never actually met one. But something clicked for me that day like it never had before. Here I was on the other side of the world sitting face to face with someone my age, heartbroken that he had never even heard of Jesus and the salvation he accomplished on the cross and in the resurrection. Centuries before my conversation with the college student that day, the truth of Sola Christus was one of five key declarations made by the leaders of the Protestant Reformation that began in 1517. Today, it remains a vital reminder to Christians all around the world of the …