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The Sufficiency of Christ's Sacrifice

By Bruneau, Pierre, Michel

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Title: The Sufficiency of Christ's Sacrifice  
Author: Bruneau, Pierre, Michel
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Christianity
Collections: Christianity, Authors Community, Religion, Literature, Language, Law, Government, History
Historic
Publication Date:
2014
Publisher: Self-published
Member Page: Pierre Bruneau

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The foundation of the doctrine of sola fide and sola gratia is none other than the finished sacrifice of Christ. This book is meant to challenge the Roman Catholic and indirectly even the Eastern Orthodox teachings concerning salvation. I hope that it will help Protestants defend their faith in an age when apostasy is rampant all around us.

Summary
The "Letters on the Sufficiency of Christ's Sacrifice" is a series of Letters I wrote to someone who was studying to become a Roman Catholic Priest at a Benedictine monastery, while I was studying at Trinity Western University. I start with a very brief defense of sola Scriptura and then a very elaborate defense of sola fide from both a biblical as well as a historical perspective. I demonstrate that the foundation of sola fide is the finished sacrifice of Christ and I point out how the Roman Catholic Church has not only undermined, but altogether denied the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice. I then Challenge the Roman Catholic to explain why they still teach purgatory, temporal punishments, meritorious works and so many other things which deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice. In short, I explain how the finished sacrifice of Christ totally destroys the Roman Catholic synergistic system of salvation.

Excerpt
I hope you will come to agree with me that Jesus paid it all on the cross and now our salvation does not rest on our good works or our good deeds. As saint Paul says, “For if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing” (Galatians 2:21). Jesus died entirely in our place and took upon himself the punishment the punishment we deserve. I love the way Cyril of Alexandria says it in the following words, "They led away the author of life to die – to die for our sake. In a way beyond our understanding, the power of God brought from Christ’s passion an end far different from that intended by his enemies. His suffering served as a snare for death and rendered it powerless. The Lord’s death proved to be our restoration to immortality and newness of life. Condemned to death though innocent, he went forward bearing on his shoulders the cross on which he was to suffer. He did this for our sake, taking on himself the punishment that the law justly imposed on sinners. He was cursed for our sake according to the saying of Scripture: “A curse is on everyone who is hanged on a tree.”" Then Cyril emphasizes his point even more by describing what us fallen human beings deserve for our rebellion against God. He continues with the following words: "We who have committed many sins were under that ancient curse for our refusal to obey the law of God. To set us free he who was without sin took that curse on himself. Since he is God who is above all, his sufferings sufficed for all, his death in the flesh was the redemption of all. And so, Christ carried the cross, a cross that was rightfully not his but ours, who were under the condemnation of the law." Finally Cyril finishes off with the following words: "Our Lord Jesus Christ was not ashamed to carry the cross we deserved, and he did so because he loves us." This is the power of the cross. Christ took the blame for our sins and “we stand forgiven at the cross.” It is indeed forgiveness of all sins, for Jesus died for them all. It is complete atonement and complete redemption. That is why we say it is by faith alone that we are saved.

Table of Contents
-Introduction -The First Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Second Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Third Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Fourth Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Fifth Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Sixth Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Seventh Letter To Daniel Jodoin -The Eighth Letter To Daniel Jodoin

 

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