Acts 4:12

Acts 4:12

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved
(Acts 4:12 NKJV)


Salvation can only found in Jesus

The context of this passage reveals Peter’s response to a hostile Jewish Sanhedrin.   He does not mince words.

The general teaching of Scripture from beginning to end is that God wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).  He delays the coming of His Son in the hope that more will repent (2 Peter 3:9).

God desires the salvation even of His enemies who killed His Son and who are now persecuting Peter and John.  Luke later records that a great many of the priests obeyed the faith (Acts 6:7).  Jesus had prayed for this response (Luke 23:34).

This salvation comes only in Jesus.  If some other name (person) could shed his blood to wash away our sins, or if we could save ourselves, we would not need Jesus.   All others have sinned and are themselves in need of salvation.   Our only hope lies in Jesus the sinless Savior of mankind (John 14:6).  

 

-- Rick Duggin