Why The Name, “Jesus Alone?”

Is Jesus Alone a title that supports the Oneness Pentecostal teaching that is also called, “Jesus Only?” It’s understandable why some might get that idea from the title of this website as, “Jesus Alone” and TheLordAlone.com. The focus is certainly on the person of Jesus Christ and His gospel. However, I do not hold the Oneness view. I also do not condemn those who hold this view by counting them as unbelievers. We all see God “as through a glass darkly.” Personally, I believe in the doctrine of the Trinity. I believe that there is one God, and I believe that God is revealed to man in three distinct persons who interact, submit to, and honor one another: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Why the name, “Jesus Alone?”

The tagline for the website offers a clue. “The Lord alone shall be exalted that day.” This comes from Isaiah 2. As Christians, we want Jesus to return. We are eager to see Him and to be free from this life of sin and death. However, I wonder how eager we really ought to be. I ask myself also. Am I really ready for that day? The Day of the Lord is a day of vengeance, and all things that are exalted above Him are brought down. There is the obvious application, if it is not lost on the false rapture doctrine, which is the overthrow of the false prophet or false christ. However, there is much more that we can consider. Why does this false christ come? Why do such troubles come on the earth?

As Christians, we can trust in Jesus. I do not want to extinguish faith by making anyone who believes in Jesus to doubt. However, I also do not want to give false assurance of salvation to those who are not as dedicated as they should be. Again, I include myself.

The best way I deal with this personally is to have faith in the sovereign grace of God. If we have faith, then God the Father gave it. If we love Jesus, then He will send the Holy Spirit to us and we will grow in the faith. We will die to all things that we held higher than Jesus, not least of which is ourselves. We who are dead in sin will learn not to serve sin, and we will serve Jesus instead. The less we serve sin, the better we serve Him, and the greater assurance of salvation we have.

I would that I never sinned again, but I do. So, I trust in the mercy of God as I strive to take all sin seriously, pray often, and ask that my heart and mind are made stronger in Christ by the Spirit given to me. I take comfort in His sacrifice that gives us white robes of righteousness, washing away our sins. I take comfort in knowing that we are His workmanship, and He will complete it because all of His works are pure gold. I take comfort in His truthfulness and faithfulness, because He will do all that He said, and He will do it perfectly. He is God with us, and this means so much. He is with us in that He lived among us. He is with us in that He sends His Spirit to live with us and within us. He is with us in that He is on our side, and nothing can remove us from Him.

Even so, I know that my faith is weakened by the sins that remain with me, and the more I know of Jesus the more fearful even the most “minor” of sins, if there are such things, become. How can we profess faith in Jesus and not hate sin? How can we profess Jesus as our Lord and have no guilt over serving all the things that take up more room in our hearts than He does?

We trust in Jesus, but we should fear Him also. Jesus said that there would be many who are shocked at their judgment, thinking that they did God’s service. All things that we serve that are not of Christ are going to be destroyed. Although I believe that all believers are spared the final judgment, I also believe that That Day will be hardest for those who still cling to this dying world. So, let’s try to let go of it. I think we should fight for what is good and true. Hope for the best in our nation and in the world, but in all that we do, Jesus should be in His proper place.

When the greatest enemy of our soul comes to this earth, it will be a terrible time like mankind has never known. We need to be sure of Who we serve, and the better we know Him and serve Him now, the better we will endure such a time as “wise virgins” with lamps full and ready. We cannot be full of this world and of Jesus also. Take what He gives freely, not what the world offers. You have to sell your soul to buy what the world offers. Rather, we should save our soul by taking hold of Jesus Christ. “He who saves his life will lose it, and he who loses His life for Jesus’s sake will find it.”

I pray for greater grace from God our Father in Jesus Christ to renew our zeal for Jesus above all things. When He is first, all else falls into place. I myself don’t see this as I would like to see it, but I know that one day all of us who serve Jesus will and “today is the day of salvation.” Each day, we can seek Jesus and submit ourselves to His work, and we will not be overtaken during the Day of Vengeance that includes a false christ, an apostate church, and finally the vengeance of our God, Jesus Christ.

O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.

11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

5 thoughts on “Why The Name, “Jesus Alone?”

  1. I could compliment you on much you said here. But I want to encourage you about your faith is NOT damaged from your outward sin. Just not. Faith is a perfect gift and this it comes from God. So if you trust him your pleasing to God only cause of our substitute Jesus. Faith in Jesus not just the first day but afterwards as well is an ongoing thing he does for us. Great is thy faithfulness hymn. And his mercy’s are new every morning and based not in our works good or bad and not by our feelings. Just because his work on the cross is sufficient and he’s that kind of God. Keep on trusting him.

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    1. I don’t always have the strongest faith. Other people might not experience doubt because of their sin, but I do and I know others do also. Paul writes about “making your calling and election sure,” and that is the idea that I refer to. However, it is the faithfulness of Jesus that we put our hope in, as you said. I don’t doubt Him, but I doubt myself. I need Jesus to increase my faith, for sure. Thank you for the comment.

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      1. I understand. I agree. I have doubts as well but Christ floods me with his overwhelming goodness to cover them doubts up with his works on the cross. I’ll be praying for you sister.


      2. I have doubts as well. I understand doubts they are common in us humans. Although Christ overwhelms me with his goodness and it dispels my doubt. Not saying before he does that again and again for me I don’t struggle but He is always there to remind me it’s not about my merits but his.

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  2. I also believe Make your calling and election sure. Is about we have been cleansed from our old man Adam 2 peter 1:9 which means the old man who used to hate God and enmity against him and had no hope in this world has been crucified. Done deal. This old man nature that never did nor ever will do any good we have been cleansed from by his work alone. So our calling and election is just this that we don’t turn back to that man and trust that we can please God ,but by the faith of God towards us. With our faith we can not please God it does not say, without faith and …. But faith alone in Christ alone…..

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