For many, believing that we canonly be saved by Jesus’ sacrifice is a tough pill to swallow. Understanding and living according to His ways doesn’t make it any easier. Truthfully, I think Albert Camus said it right, “I wouldrather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, thanlive as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.”
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Many people react in anegative way with the claim that salvation is found in Christ alone.Often times it is used against Christian as being “narrow-minded, exclusive, arrogant” and many other insults. Mostdon’t understand that this isn’t something that the church set as the standard,but Jesus Himself set as the standard. Jesus taught these things specifically. Realistically the focus istypically distracted from the wonderful news that there IS SALVATION that noneof us deserve. Most tend to focus on the fact that it is “no oneelse” instead of being grateful that Jesus has come and set us all free. God, Himself,made a way for sinners like you and me tobe forgiven and be able to enter into eternity!
Jesus’ name is such a powerful andunique name that no other name could ever rival. Jesus name brought physical,emotional and spiritual deliverance to all of those that called (and call) uponHim. The lame man was able to walk because of Jesus’ name.It is the same name that healed many sick, cast demons out, and mostimportantly the one that saves us all.
Under heaven givesus the truth that there isn’t anyone/thing on earth that can save themselves,or someone else. Only Jesus can save us from ourselves and from what eternitylooks like without Him. Among men emphasizes that it isn’t any humansin our societies that can save us orthemselves. We can know that salvation only comes from a decision to put yourtrust and faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
Another aspect of what thissalvation means through Jesus and His name is that we are empowered to do manywonderful works right where we are now. Jesus’ name isn’t just a ticket intoheaven but it empowers all believers to work in His power. Isn’t it a gloriousreality that we get to enjoy our best life with Jesus now and for eternity?!Praise God for that… This should enable us to be just asforgiving, graceful, loving and patient with others as Jesus is with us…