Christ Alone

Christ Alone

Taught by Stephen Wellum

The Five Solas Series offers a look back to the five rallying cries of the Reformation—the five solas—while seeking to apply them in a fresh way to contemporary church. In the Christ Alone course, distinguished scholar Stephen Wellum explores the uniqueness of Jesus as Savior.

Course Details

  • 13 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5.5 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Christ Alone

12 Month Access
$199.99 USD

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Course Description

Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.

Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.

In the Christ Alone course, Stephen Wellum considers Christ’s singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. Each lesson examines the historical roots of the doctrine, especially in the Reformation era, and shows how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Then, learners will walk through the storyline of Scripture, from Christ’s unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him to show that apart from Christ there is no salvation. Wellum demonstrates that we must recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ’s person and work in the face of today’s challenges and explains why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is needed.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • Greater understanding of the doctrine of Christ alone and the history behind it
  • Insight into current challenges to the teachings of Christ’s work and identity and why this doctrine matters to your faith today
  • A thorough overview of key people connected with the Reformation doctrines
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Stephen Wellum

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Stephen Wellum is professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Stephen lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Karen, and their five children.

Course Outline

  • Introduction: The Biblical Identity of Jesus Christ

  • The Self-Witness of Christ: God the Son Incarnate

  • The Apostolic Witness to Christ: God the Son Incarnate

  • From Incarnation to Atonement: An Exclusive Identity for an All-Sufficient Work

  • The Threefold Office of Christ Alone: Our Prophet, Priest, King

  • The Cross-Work of Christ in Historical Perspective


  • The Cross of Our All-Sufficient Savior: Penal Substitution, Part 1

  • The Cross of our Glorious Redeemer: Penal Substitution, Part 2

  • Chalcedonian Unity: Agreement on Christ’s Exclusive Identity in the Reformation

  • The Sufficiency of Christ: The Reformation’s Disagreement with Rome

  • The Loss of Christ’s Exclusivity: Our Current Challenge

  • Reaffirming Christ Alone Today

  • Conclusion

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