Before God, I looked from them to Christ, and I confessed that I had no hope but in Him. That is, I prayed,
"If Christ is not enough, if His blood is not sufficient to pardon my sins and redeem me [Ephesians 1:7], if His righteousness, and God's covenanted grace and mercy [Romans 3:19-25] are not enough, then I'm doomed and have no hope. I have no backup plan. I have no 'Plan B.' Jesus Christ is my 'Plan A-Z.'"It occurred to me that this is the personal, practical upshot of those Biblical sola's that the Reformation recovered, proclaimed, and proclaims.
If the Gospel revealed in Scripture alone is not enough, if Christ is not enough, if the grace of God is not enough, if faith is not a sufficient means of receiving this Christ and this salvation, and if the whole does not redound to the glory of God and God only — then we are of all men most miserable. We have no Plan B, no backup plan. All our eggs are in that one basket, so to speak. All our hope is in Christ, and in Christ alone.
If He is not enough, we are doomed.
But it is the Reformed, the Biblical, the Christian conviction that Christ is enough and to spare.
And that is what marks off Christian faith and hope from every other competing system, whether it calls itself Christian or not.