Pierre Viret (1511–1571) on Solus Christus

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Pierre Viret (1511–1571) was a Swiss Reformed theologian, Protestant Reformer, and a close friend of John Calvin (1509-1564). Below is an excerpt in which he talks about the mercy of God and Christ as our sole mediator:

“Therefore, God his creator having pity on him, has loved the world, that he has given his only son Jesus Christ, for mediator, patron, advocate, and intercessor between him and man, to reconcile them to him, even when they were his enemies. Wherefore it follows, that he has done this, not having regard to any deserving of man, who neither had nor could deserve but only eternal death, but has only regarded his own goodness and mercy. Wherefore as there is but one only God, creator, governor & conserver of all things, nor any other saviour than he, nor in whom man may trust, nor worship, nor invocate: no more is there likewise but one only mediator Jesus Christ, by whom man may have access to God, and find favour in his sight and recover that which through his own fault has lost.”

Pierre Viret (1511–1571)A Christian Instruction, conteyning the law and the gospel. Also a Summarie of the Principall poyntes of the Christian fayth and Religion, and of the abuses and errors contrary to the same, 10-11

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