And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried saying, this was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:14-17).
The essence of grace and truth are found in Jesus Christ (The Living Word of God), and nowhere else. You may find a hint of grace and truth, or a fragment of grace and truth in someone or something else; but, the very essence of grace and truth are found in Christ alone (Sola Christo).
The reason I stress that grace and truth are essentially found in Christ alone, is that there are so many looking for grace and truth anywhere and everywhere else. In “vibes,” and in stirrings within themselves, in false ideas about religion, and many other things that can only be identified as “sinking sand,” in the light of Jesus Christ, the Rock, and the glorious Son of God.
We are saved by grace alone; and since Christ is the essence of grace, we are therefore, saved by Christ alone. We are edified, and sanctified by God’s truth alone; and since Christ is The Way, The Truth, and the Life, it stands to reason that He is the basis of our edification and sanctification. In John 17:17, Jesus prays to the Father: “Sanctify them (the Apostles and us!) by thy truth, thy word is truth,” and so it has always, and ever will be “Christ alone.”
Therefore, I submit to you, that it is indeed: By grace alone; through faith alone, in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, according to the truth of God’s Word alone. Only on the basis of this, the gracious and true gospel of Jesus Christ, will anyone be saved. I consider it the greatest of privileges that I may tell you all that, to the praise and the glory of Almighty God, who is the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
With love to all, and no apology to those who disagree, I am
A sinner saved by grace through the truth of God’s Word,